Who reads their spam? Our inboxes are bombarded with so many junk missiles, nothing good can come from it, right? Well, not exactly. Especially if you have ongoing correspondence that might accidentally end up where it shouldn’t be. And since most e-mail security systems arent 100 percent effective, soon or later such a mess up is bound to happen. Just ask /u/DoopleWrites. After finishing their book, they sent the manuscript to a bunch of publishers. As time passed, Doople thought they weren’t getting any responses and kinda forgot the whole thing. Until they opened their spam folder months later.
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“It took me a year and a half to finish writing and editing that book,” Doople told Bored Panda. “It’s a horror/thriller that follows the story of a college graduate taking a temporary job at a ski resort and finding out that the owners have more sinister plans for the staff.”
“I’ve written about 40 short stories and 2 other books before this one, but none of them were published.”
Sadly, the future for this one doesn’t look good, either. “I did [contact the publisher that got back to me], but I haven’t yet gotten a reply. I’m staying hopeful that they’ll still be interested!”
To make the writer feel better, some people started posting similar stories that happened to them
“Surprisingly enough, I haven’t experienced anything like this in the past,” Doople said. “Unless I just haven’t noticed it happening until now.”
According to Sleeknote, there might be a lot of reasons why the important letters that you receive end up in spam. The most popular ones include using spam trigger words (for example, “You’re the winner!”), added attachments (even if the virus scan says they’re clean, sometimes anti-spam filters might misinterpret the slow load time of the e-mail as something dirty), a large image with little text, and even incorrect spelling and grammar.