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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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What would you be able to do to address this issue and abstain from arriving in the spam box for a fragment of low-action email clients?
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.
Andrew Conway, a Cloudmark researcher, said in the blog post that more than 4 percent of LinkedIn users receiving the email notifications thought they were spam and sent straight to the spam box.
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.
In our REALLY-fed-up-with-junk-E-mail category: The good E-mail is sent on to you, while suspected spam messages are sidelined into a Brightmail Caught Spam box.