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email bankruptcy


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  • noun A decision to close an e-mail account, wipe it clean, or ignore all the incoming messages, possibly sending automatic replies to the senders that a bankruptcy has been declared, due to an overwhelming receipt of messages.


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  • “Email Bankruptcy is a term used to identify or explain a decision to close an e-mail account due to an overwhelming receipt of garbage messages, compared to legitimate messages, usually attributed to author Lawrence Lessig in 2004 but can also be attributed to Dr. Sherry Turkle in 2002.�?


    January 25, 2009

  • I've experienced email bankruptcy especially with Hotmail email accounts.

    January 25, 2009

  • I think "bankruptcy" is probably not the right term for this, as people who close accounts due to spam are very likely to have another account already.

    January 26, 2009