junk mail


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junk mail

Unsolicited mail that the recipient is not interested in or does not want, often advertisements. Nothing exciting came today—just a few bills and some junk mail.
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junk mail

annoying, unsolicited mail, such as promotional letters, etc. I am so incredibly tired of getting pound after pound of junk mail every day. I could just scream.
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junk mail

Third-class mail, such as unsolicited advertisements and flyers, that is sent indiscriminately. For example, While we were on vacation the front hall filled up with junk mail. [c. 1950]
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We have a beautiful natural environment in Wales, but we don't want to see junk mail littering our streets or sent to landfill.
Not only because Royal Mail's customers are increasingly annoyed with unwanted advertisements, but also because junk mail is an environmental disaster.
The campaign depicts a consumer buried in envelopes full of credit card junk mail, accompanied by the text: "Ever wonder who pays for all that credit card junk mail?
The Mailing Preference Service says it has since seen a massive increase in people registering with it in order to stop receiving addressed junk mail.
"I am concerned that the expansion in 'junk mail' will lead to an increase in the amount of paper that is either thrown into landfill or has to be collected in recycling bins," he said.
The magazine began to arrive, along with a steady stream of junk mail.
While we have accepted that our homes aren't free from junk mail and telemarketers, we value our personal e-mail accounts and cell phones because they seem the best way to communicate without interference.
The software's SpamWatch feature, available in Paid mode only, is a suite of ready-to-use tools designed to deflect unwanted junk mail. The program also features a "wanted mail" box, so uses can sort through junk mail and rate it with a numeric ranking "junk score." The higher number indicates e-mail with a greater number of criteria defining it as spam.
The situation reminds me of all the complaining over direct mail marketing, i.e., junk mail, not so long ago.
Eudora 6.0 e-mail software's new SpamWatch feature, available in Paid mode only, makes filtering out junk mail simple, easy and automatic.
But the brouhaha over the Mexican records goes far beyond junk mail and nuisance phone calls.
Lane County is continuing to combat waste by targeting the bursts of junk mail plastering most households.
Also, consider setting up a free e-mail account (Yahoo!, Excite, etc.) for all junk mail. If you play online games, for example, you can use that address rather than your home e-mail address.
Apple's newest operating system, Mac OS 10 v 10.2--better known as Jaguar--has more than 150 new features, including AOL-compatible instant messaging, enhanced mail functions to filter out junk mail, and a "street savvy" address book (click on an address to pull up a Web map).
To configure junk mail filters in Outlook 2000 and 2002: