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Original Air Date: Oct 9, 2018

Check Your Spam Folder!

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Just about all of us get tons of junk email every week and no matter what we do, they still seem to find a way to get through the junk filters. Most of us setup rules, blacklists & whitelists in an effort to create a productive inbox, but all that work can create a different problem: false positives! 

It is also nearly impossible to keep legitimate mail from ending up in our junk folders, whether it was from the sender using words that raise their spam score or if they forget to include a subject line or have a blacklisted domain. 

Today’s tip is actually an important reminder to check your spam folders on a regular basis. It’s surprising to some that find important messages or messages from old friends that have been trying to contact you. 

You won’t want to scroll through every message in your junk folder; using a few keywords as search criteria which should be based on any important contacts, words or any current projects that you might be working on. 

When you do discover a legit message that was tagged as spam, you should use the tools in your mail system for reporting the message as not spam.

The sad fact is that spam isn’t going away and your legit messages will on occasion get caught in the filters, so consider setting a weekly reminder to check your spam folder to rescue legit messages!