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I first encountered the term “blast email” a week ago in my book club, now again today in a blog I’ve been reading daily for years. Google hits refer to it as a marketing tool—an identical email sent to many many addressees—and indicate that it’s falling out of favor [“too spammy”]. In both book club & blog, they referenced use by private citizens: the host sends a blast to the other book club members, a citizen sends a blast to her state and fed representatives. Is the term now “mainstream”? Have you heard it?
 
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Never have heard it. I've only known it as "multiple recipients."
 
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Not heard it but I'd have easily guessed the meaning.
 
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I hear it all the time - we send out blast emails, often referred to as "e-blasts," to alert people about changes or updates. I thought it was in common usage, but I guess not.
 
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Kalleh, I'll bet it's common in the work world. My husband knew it. I travel to various PreK's, & it's its own bubble. I've noticed staff tend to be less digitally oriented. Screen-time is frowned on at that age, so there are no laptops in classrooms [nor teacher's desks to set them on]. Also, no need for director to communicate with staff via smartphone; every room in a school has an in-house phone, plus there's a PA system.
 
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