A whole bunch of junk emails, are called collectively “spam” as in, “I have a whole bunch of spam coming in because my filter doesn’t work very well.”
A single junk email is called a “piece of spam” as in, “This piece of spam I just received is funny.”
Do you like the phrase “piece of spam”? I don’t. I think it’s just a little too long, and I say we should find a (preferably 1-word) replacement. The obvious choice is just “spam” as in “I get about 1000 spams per month,” but I think that sounds a little awkward.
So what do you think we should call them?