spam folder

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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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Although many major e-mail service providers have built in software which automatically detects suspicious e-mails and directs them to the junk mailbox, this method may not be completely effective.
If it decides upon the latter, it sends the messages to the Junk mailbox.
Initiating SpamWatch is as simple as saying "yes" to the invitation to use Eudora's junk mailbox during installation of the Paid mode version.