Hate mail

Other Names:
Threatening letters

Unsolicited letters containing abusive language and accusations, often accompanied by threats.


Media personalities and other public figures are frequently exposed to hate mail, whether by those who disagree with them, or who suffer from personality disorders. In the UK in 1994, letters containing excrement, used condoms, razor blades and fake bombs was sent to a government agency in a systematic campaign by aggrieved citizens. In the USA people taking public positions unsympathetic to certain fundamentalist religious views are frequently exposed to hate mail.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
09.09.2019 – 20:23 CEST