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If unsolicited bulk mail in your inbox is referred to as spam, what would be its equivalent for someone talking indiscriminately, but face-to-face without the intervention of technology.

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    blather, babble, logorrhea, prattle, drivel. – Jim Aug 19 '15 at 4:08
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Yack, Yack, Yack or Yacking

Yack -- Merriam Webster "to talk in a loud way often for a long time"

"Even though I was obviously trying to do the crossword, my seat-mate kept up a constant yack, yack, yack during the entire flight."

"Show the tiniest response, and she will go on yacking forever."

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How about "loquaciousness?"

loquacious adj.

talking or tending to talk much or freely; talkative

(noun: loquaciousness)

Source: Dictionary.com

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If you need something strong:

verbal diarrhea

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There is bend someone's ear:

(idiomatic) To bore; to talk too long, especially to one particular person.

It's like prating, but with a connotation of being unable to politely escape.

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The purpose of spam, or junk e-mail, seems to be to get attention, for some reason that can only be discovered by clicking on the e-mail. Teenagers sometimes speak to the entire room, with the apparent hope that someone will pay attention, sometimes with important information, and sometimes not. I think of it as, "Chatter," since it is meant to gain attention, or simply to entertain, without a whole lot of specific content. But one can only really tell what they want by interrupting the chatter, and asking them. In a sense, one must click on the chatter.

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I would use the word Rant.

TFD

  1. To speak or write in an angry or emotionally charged manner; rave.
  2. To express at length a complaint or negative opinion: "He could rant on the subject of physician-assisted illness" (Paul Theroux). v.tr. To utter or express by ranting: "Adams's fellow Federalists ranted that he was mentally unfit to be president" (Susan Dunn). n.
  3. Angry, emotionally charged, or tediously negative speech or writing: a speech that was more rant than reason.
  4. An example of such speech or writing: a rant against the university's policies.
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If you take spam to be an attempt to get you to buy something that you don't want, then the person doing all the talking is a salesman.

The stream of words used to sell is known as Sales Patter.

I have always understood the phrase to liken the patter of words to the patter of raindrops - meaningless noise.

The phrase is most frequently used in reference to market traders, used car dealers and insurance brokers.

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I would use ramble - rambled - rambled in some cases.

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