Short for Unsolicited Commercial Email, also known as spam. It's a crime in Washington state, Virginia, and other places (if certain conditions are met, like forged headers).

It's also annoying as hell, wherever it arrives, and should be stamped out like a bug!

And whatever you do, don't listen when the spammers and the clueless say 'Just Delete It'!


UCE n.

[abbrev., Unsolicited Commercial Email] A widespread, more formal term for email spam. Compare UBE, which may be superseding it.

--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.

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