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spam folder

The location for storing unwanted email 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 email 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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It's also important to avoid trigger words, such as "free," "act now" and "special promotion," which could send your emails to the junk folder.
If you have given us your email but aren't seeing the biweekly email notifications, please check your email provider's junk folder.
I thought it wasn't real at first because the email went into my junk folder.
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.
And when he sends me an email, it goes directly into the junk folder.
Cammy nearly fell at the first hurdle after his acceptance email was diverted to his junk folder.
If you use a generic e-mail address like Yahoo, Gmail or Hotmail, list that e-mail to ensure incoming messages from employers aren't sent to your SPAM or JUNK folder on a school account.
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.