backscatter
 n.— «Backscatter occurs when a spammer spoofs a legitimate e-mail address to send an unsolicited message to large distribution lists, causing the e-mail server to flood an unsuspecting e-mail address owner’s mailbox with hundreds or thousands of failed delivery messages or bounce backs.» —“Webroot tackles email ‘backscatters’” Netimperative Aug. 4, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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