blast fax

blast fax
A fax that is sent to a large number of recipients.
Example Citation:
"Many Senate aides said their offices are counting input only from home-state constituents. Senate aides said that in recent years, they have been flooded with 'blast faxes' and e-mail 'spam lists,' both of which can send countless messages to senators with the push of a computer button."
— Michael Kranish, "Corporate America holds off on lobbying," The Boston Globe, January 21, 1999
Gareth Branwyn, head honcho of Wired's Jargon Watch column, alerted me to this phrase. -Paul
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