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An email bomb is a form of Internet abuse which is perpetrated through the sending of massive volumes of email to a specific email address with the goal of overflowing the mailbox and overwhelming the mail server hosting the address, making it into some form of denial of service attack.
An email bomb is also known as a letter bomb.
Email bombs, depending on the magnitude can be a form of prank or an actual denial of service attack.
There are three ways to create an email bomb: