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spam folder

The location for storing unwanted e-mail as determined by a spam filter. Also called a "junk folder" or "junk mailbox," spam folders are created by mail servers as well as by the user's e-mail program. In some mail programs, the messages in the spam folder can be sorted and viewed by the spam filter's rating, which is a percentage of confidence that the message is junk. Messages with lower ratings, such as below 50%, can be reviewed more carefully to be sure they are not legitimate. See spam filter.
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My spam folder had the usual wide range of phishing expeditions currently going the rounds, including one from Judy Brown who is stranded in Cyprus and would like me to send off to her $2,400.
With text messages they don't get lost in the mail box or end up in a spam folder.
But The Cure star only stumbled across it six months later when he cleared out his spam folder.
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The downside is that this still requires you to check the spam folder for so-called "false positives" - messages that are not spam, but that the software has mistakenly filed away as such.
When receiving e-mail, spot-check your spam folder if you or your ISP is using a filtering program.
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The messages should go straight into the Spam folder of any recipient.
I emailed for several weeks about this and got zero response, including my spam folder.