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Unwanted or unsolicited advertising or promotional material received through the mail or by email.‘my inbox is full of junk mail’‘shred or discard junk mail immediately’
printed matter, brochures, leaflets, pamphlets, circulars, flyers, handouts, handbills, mailshots, bulletins, documentation, publicity, blurb, notices, information, data, factsView synonyms
- ‘Why is it legal to send junk mail via the post office, but if you send it by email it's suddenly illegal?’
- ‘Following an experiment to see just how much junk mail he received in a year, he produced a 70 lb mail mountain.’
- ‘In that world, senders have to pay to send mail: Paper junk mail has to have postage.’
- ‘When you receive junk mail from someone unknown, these people may be the culprits.’
- ‘It's estimated half of all this traffic is now unsolicited junk mail, or spam.’
- ‘For instance, most people who have an email address have received junk mail or spam.’
- ‘Unsolicited junk mail and intrusive sales calls are plagues on modern society.’
- ‘The credit bug has become an epidemic that most householders receiving junk mail know only too well.’
- ‘Of this, more than half is unsolicited junk mail otherwise known as spam, and it comes at a cost.’
- ‘She doesn't even like writing e-mail and irrationally hates receiving junk mail.’
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