The email that you send and then realise that someone was copied in who shouldn't be.
Don't you think Karen is a total slut?
A group email from your lecturer/boss/other alerting you and others on the mailing list of your failure.
"Yo, I saw your name on the Fail Mail dude....see you in summer school"
a) When you send an e-mail to the wrong person
b) When you receive someone else's mail.
c) When you receive mail or an e-mail saying you have lost a family member, your house burnt down, you lost your job etc.
a) Oh, crap! I just sent the love letter for the girl I'm cheating with to my wife!
b) Hey, Mr. Nicolas! I got you mail by mistake! I didn't know you were a hooker!
c) I got fail mail from my boss. He fired me for being late yesterday.
Failmail is the pinnacle of failure or the result of a consistant string of failures and is often used to describe someone else's helpless situation
"He's got failmail!" to describe someone in the process of failing
in a different context "What's wrong with him?" "He just recieved some failmail" or "some failmail just arrived in the post"
or can be used as an insult; "Thats a terrible idea, check your inbox for some failmail you bad"
This is not a new term, but a new use for an existing one.
Fail Mail: When a user's email gets stuck in their Outbox and refuses to be sent, for any reason.
John found out why Julia had not received his invitation. There it was, stuck in his Outbox. His beautifully written, sweet, sincere invitation to the girl of his dreams had turned into fail mail.