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spam: [from the MUD community] vt. 1. To crash a program by
   overrunning a fixed-size buffer with excessively large input data.
   See also buffer overflow, overrun screw, smash the
   stack.  2. To cause a newsgroup to be flooded with irrelevant or
   inappropriate messages. You can spam a newsgroup with as little as
   one well- (or ill-) planned message (e.g. asking "What do you
   think of abortion?" on soc.women).  This is often done with
   cross-posting (e.g. any message which is crossposted to
   alt.rush-limbaugh and alt.politics.homosexuality will
   almost inevitably spam both groups).