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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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html) Daily Mail , the biologists initially failed to understand the significance of the photo, and so it was left lying in a junk folder in his computer.
Mid-Market and Full-Service) Red Pill defines deliverability as “the ability to deliver [an email message] to the recipient inbox and not the spam or junk folder.
Cammy nearly fell at the first hurdle after his acceptance email was diverted to his junk folder.
Macmillan contacted her via email with their big offer - but it went into her junk folder and almost got deleted.
If someone who doesn't know you gets your email address, you might end up in the junk folder due to your flashy address.
Better to know the truth, even if it's a rejection, than wonder if your e-mail ended up in his junk folder.
Unlike spam filters, Sendio's ESP ensures that spam is blocked and real messages are never routed to the junk folder.
Some journalists go so far as to mark any unsolicited press releases they receive via e-mail as spam, meaning future e-mails from an unknown organization will be automatically directed to the junk folder.
I have recently found several other important e-mails in my junk folder and have started to take more care in clearing it out.
Some individuals use a block sender list to automatically route the mail to the junk folder.
After those messages, are filed away, the next filter moves any other message that does not have the proper e-mail address to a junk folder.