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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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Fortunately they do not carry my email address and, because they are from suspect places, will usually be dumped in the recipient's spam box rather than their inbox.
He added: "The appellant's claim that large numbers of emails from TPS had not been responded to because, unknown to the appellant, they had gone into the appellant's spam box, appeared to us to be a lame and improbable excuse.
What I didn't know was that there was an e-mail saying I'd made it to the final sitting in my spam box for nearly two weeks.
A highly commendable list commits on clearly differentiating between communicating with your target market or end in someone's spam box.
Multiple anti-spam solutions often make the situation even worse - as spam filter programs proliferate, more and more businesspeople are finding important emails in their spam box, often days after they were sent and received.
It does have its dark side though as my spam box proves.
This means that genuine emails have a better chance of getting through instead of being sent to a spam box.
uses off-the-shelf filtering software that scans for tell-tale keywords in e-mail and tallies points for hits until a spam score is reached, when the e-mail is dumped into a spam box.
The next time it's sent, it's moved to every Spamnet user's spam box for them to delete.
The same goes for an occasional check of the Spam box through the mail client -- Outlook, Netscape, etc.
Then I checked my spam folder and found that every single item in the spam box was an advertisement.