Do you check your spam folder?

I do. I always check my spam folder before I delete those unwanted emails…just to make sure I don’t get rid of anything important. And, believe it or not, I have actually found few non-junk mails from the junk folder.

Like the one I recovered today.

I was going thru the junk mail folder so I can empty it, when one mail among the many others stood out. Only a glance at the unread email, I had a feeling it’s from a long lost friend. And as it turns out, it really is from her. An old old old close friend of mine. All these years, I had tried v hard to find her contact info. I had created accounts on facebook, orkut etc. with the hopes of finding her. But I never did…and I eventually gave up and even deleted those accounts. I had asked about her to other common friends of ours, but no one ever had any info to share.

So I was only left with little to no hope of ever talking to her again.

And today, out of the blue, I see an email from her on my spam folder.

What can I say? I’m so happy. I can’t wait to get back in touch.

😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

  1. #1 by Mahmud faisal on November 11, 2009 - 1:03 am

    Congratulations 😀 😀

    But one minute! is it real incident? 😐
    or a dream like yesterday’s one?? 🙄

    I am confused 😛

    lol…this is for real 😀


  2. #2 by G on November 11, 2009 - 1:03 am

    Nice. 🙂 The warmth simple ‘how are you?’ emails from old friends bring is worth everything.

    yupe… 😀


  3. #3 by sakhi on November 11, 2009 - 1:17 am

    I too check the spam folder, not only in email but also in comments of the blogs.. Have many times retrived non-junk stuff from these places! 🙂

    🙂 yeah sometimes i don’t understand on what basis certain emails were sent to spam…anyway 😀


    • #4 by sakhi on November 13, 2009 - 1:57 am

      My mails too get into spam folder in my friends email ids.. batao!! Grrr…

      grr…that sucks :D…what did you write that it went straight to spam? ;-)…lol, just kidding 😀


  4. #5 by Swaram on November 11, 2009 - 2:33 am

    OMG! Thatz so nice 🙂 I cn so feel ur excitement and joy 🙂 Thank God u do check the spam folder 🙂
    I do that too, even that on WP! So many comments reach there for nothing 😦
    Happy for u 🙂 Hugs 🙂 v excited :D..hugs back to you, Swar..


  5. #6 by Chatterbox on November 11, 2009 - 2:46 am

    I too check my spam folder before deleting the mails there.
    Wow! it’s good to see you find your long lost friend.
    See even spam can prove to be useful sometimes 😉 (he.he.he)


    yupe.. cheers!


  6. #7 by Matt Parker on November 11, 2009 - 3:03 am

    I sure do ,
    Even though i get mails from the long lost general of an African nation or a wealthy bloke trying to sell his fortune in my spam folder,I sure don’t want to miss any mails from my dream girl somewhere in a corner of the world! 😀

    haha… 😀


    • #8 by BlueMist on November 11, 2009 - 11:51 am

      ROFL Matt. And going by the lottery tickets I win ; I am filthy rich by now. 😆



  7. #9 by Pixie on November 11, 2009 - 4:51 am

    that is so nice!! 🙂 🙂

    My interview call letter had been dumped in Spam once!
    Thankfully I had checked!!! 😉
    So, yea.. I usually check before deleting Spam!

    oh my god…call letter to spam, eh? :D…thank goodness you checked 😀


  8. #10 by BlueMist on November 11, 2009 - 5:29 am

    Ahem. It explains now why you check spam folder. 😉

    haha.. :D… 😉


  9. #11 by Psych Babbler on November 11, 2009 - 6:01 am

    That’s lovely! In my spam folder, there usually just that…spam! Here’s to your friendship reignited!



  10. #12 by divz on November 11, 2009 - 6:03 am

    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

    i met my old bestest childhood friend after 13 years recently.
    we were in the same school in Chennai. then i moved to Mumbai and lost touch. I searched for her on Orkut after coming to London and found her! I also came to know she’s coming to London for a month for work. Then we met after 13 years, not in Chennai, not in Mumbai, nowhere in India, but oceans away in London. Destiny. 6 months later she came again with her mom! And it was such a pleasure to meet sweet aunty too. It felt soooo good to see her and also to see nothing much had changed betw us 🙂

    Good going Titaxy – am happy for you 🙂

    oh that is such a sweet story.. :D..meeting your friend after 13yrs…must have been sooo much fun. :-)…

    huga back to you,dear!


  11. #13 by SiD on November 11, 2009 - 6:30 am

    oh great… but in my spam folders i always find ‘spam’ pills which i am sure i am never gonna need.
    I never won a real lottery, but my spam folder boast of making me win thousands of lottery from MSN,yahoo and godknows what else…:P



  12. #14 by Nu on November 11, 2009 - 6:39 am

    YAY !! I know this happiness…Me got lucky with Orkut and FB and now connected to so many long lost friends whom I always wanted to stay in touch with after schools…It’s fun journey catching up with old pals…so much to ask and tell… have fun !

    thanks, Nu 🙂


  13. #15 by Elegant Chic on November 11, 2009 - 6:52 am

    Awww I’m happy for ya!!! 😀

    I did create accounts on various social networking sites in search of my bestie. Though I found her, she refuses to speak. 😦

    Some female injected her with misunderstandings and she took the initiative to part ways with me. 😥

    Later on, she did realize and regret about the whole thing. But now, she’s trying to forget the past, including me.

    Still love her! 😦

    Though I’m aware about her whereabouts thru common friends, it’s never been same without her… and till date I sit here awaiting a mail from her…

    oh that’s bad…misunderstandings are the worst :-(….hope she realizes and things become normal between the two of you..hugs dear!


  14. #17 by Pins N Ashes on November 11, 2009 - 7:11 am

    No wonder they warn u before we press the Delete button. Never gave it a thought actually..Thanks for the heads up!

    🙂 you are welcome 😀


  15. #18 by Krags on November 11, 2009 - 8:02 am

    Old Old Old Close friend ? U mean , both u grls r frm the Indira Ghandi generation 😛 ? wait a min , IG again is only Old Old and not Old Old Old !!!! How old old old r u two 😀 ?

    The Old Part apart , seems like this friendship is Gold Gold Gold ! Oops , just Gold , i mean 😀 .
    And , if u had created ur Facebook and Orkut profiles just to find this looonnngggg lost friend of urs , Mr Orkut B would ve been proud 😛 ! Seriously, its always nice to have such a friend who seriously wants to catch up even after being years apart ; u sure know to value friends :).

    we are old :D…v old :D.. thanks 😀


  16. #19 by rayshma on November 11, 2009 - 8:52 am

    i do glance thru my spam folder before deleting all! i think it’s a darned good habit! 🙂

    😀 it really is 😀


  17. #20 by Prashanti on November 11, 2009 - 10:42 am

    Aaah Nice. I know how great and excited it feels when you get back in touch with an old friend.

    😀 yup v exciting 😀


  18. #21 by viswajithkn on November 11, 2009 - 11:18 am

    I usually do not check my spam folder at all…I dont even care if there are any mails in it…:)

    😀 ok 😀


  19. #22 by Pesto Sauce on November 11, 2009 - 12:02 pm

    My hotmail account of 10 years has recently got hacked and I receive about 50 junk mails everyday. Only time I now read mails seriously is on my office ID


    and what’s up with accounts getting hacked these days? i’ve been hearing many such instances…hmm


  20. #23 by viswajithkn on November 11, 2009 - 1:13 pm

    tonnes of facebook accounts getting hacked too…

    i’ve recently heard friends telling me about google and yahoo accounts…crazy world 😀


  21. #24 by Indian Homemaker on November 11, 2009 - 1:13 pm

    I check my spam folder always.

    And it feels great to be in touch with old and long lost friend!! I feel technology is great for old friendships 🙂 I have met old friends after ages and started talking like we had been in touch all along 🙂

    technology is nice :D..


  22. #25 by Prathima on November 11, 2009 - 11:02 pm

    Hey.. thats really nice 🙂 I blindly delete my spam mails most times… Something which i wouldnt do from now on 🙂

    Anyway, most of my dear ones are in touch either on mobile or orkut.. so, email is the last thing they would do(hopefully) 🙂

    😀 …



  23. #26 by stinkypaw on November 12, 2009 - 12:40 am

    How nice is that? I always check my spam folder before deleting its content, because there’s always one or 2 good ones that slip thru.

    Enjoy finding your friend, I’ve done so as well this past summer and it’s been a great feeling!

    yupe, i’ve found quite a few mails from friends get thrown to spam…dunno why..

    thanks, Stinkypaw 😀


  24. #27 by noname on November 12, 2009 - 12:58 am

    Checking Spam? really? I can hardly pull myself to check my Inbox. Email is a such a boring thing. Only VoiceMMessages can beat it. Anyways, let me clean up my “unread” Inbox items and then maybe will look at Spam. But going thru’ the comments, it explains why I never won a lottery or got any govt aid :-). Did by any chance your friend write anything on the lines of “are you looking for a lost…”, “do you remember those…” or any of such typical marketing lines?

    i guess i have a lotta time compared to you :P…

    no she didn’t write anything like that…it was a straight forward mail with a basic hi hello and some wishes :D..that’s all…wonder why that went to spam…oh well.


  25. #28 by SG on November 12, 2009 - 11:13 am

    Congratulations. There is a Tamil saying: Kidaikum enbaar kidaikaadhu. Kidaikaadhenbaar kidaithu vidum. (When you are looking you may not find it. When you give up you will find it.)

    you know this is sooooo true…i’ve actually seen this happen many many times with me….when i frantically look for something i can’t find it….and when i let go, i seem to find it all the time…funny, but true :D..

    thanks for sharing that, SG..


  26. #29 by BlueMist on November 12, 2009 - 11:57 am

    I also have hope that someday some distant aunt in Nigeria indeed will sent me Million $$. and I am sure that email will go in spam. ROFL

    😆 keep checking spam ok?…it can make you a multi-millionaire overnite…so keep an eye 😆


    • #30 by BlueMist on November 12, 2009 - 12:03 pm

      Amen; to what you say ! 😉
      no 4 eyes actually. still I might skip. who knows ! 😆
      Will surely throw you a party; for sure ! 😀

      what? only party? i was gonna ask you for a share ;-)….you know a small percentage, like maybe 25%, of whatever you get.. 😀 …yes? no? 😦

      i can watch your spam folder if you are expecting a big fortune and need some help 😉


      • #31 by BlueMist on November 12, 2009 - 12:08 pm

        why 25 % ? For enabling us to check spam folders by your post ? 😆
        You think after this I will outsource my spam folder ? 😀

        of course…otherwise you would’ve let a fortune slip…25% is nothing…come on, be nice :D…

        i won’t charge you anything for watching your spam folder ok? that is free service 😛


      • #32 by BlueMist on November 12, 2009 - 1:50 pm

        Aha numbers and all …:D

        We can discuss all this once my non-existent aunt confirms about the email. Otherwise all this will be Mungerilal ke Haseen sapane. 😀

        rofl :D…ok fine…but do keep the 25% in mind 🙂


  27. #33 by Nids on November 12, 2009 - 11:57 am

    NO, not regularly. But I will start doing that now. Thanks for reminding sweetie.

    😀 you are welcome Nids.. 😀


  28. #34 by Ravi on November 12, 2009 - 2:35 pm

    Hey that’s such a great serendipity.. Good yaar! congrates.
    Yeah I do check my spam folder, but once in a week (And being a lazy character [;)] sometimes once in a fortnight.) but unlike you I once found “Holiday” assignment sent by my professor to be submitted on that very day I checked the mail.


    and lol…did you finish the assignment on time? or did you just let it be in spam and pretend like you never received it? 😉


  29. #35 by softypinkngloriousred on November 13, 2009 - 12:43 am

    Hey…happy for you…i know how it feels… 🙂
    And yes..i check my spam folder for imp emails… not so regularly though..

    🙂 hmmm..


  30. #36 by Ravi on November 13, 2009 - 3:18 pm

    well.. what do u expect.. My evil side won.. I said – I never got any mail.. 😉

    😆 i thought so 😀


  31. #37 by TFT on November 15, 2009 - 12:16 am

    wow!! I better start keeping an eye on my spam folder. Nothing like a old friend out of the blue isnt it? 🙂

    yupe..feels great to be back in touch 🙂


  32. #38 by Nancy on November 16, 2009 - 6:56 am

    My goodness I better start checking them out b4 deleting them…u guessed it, I just empty the junk without looking. Most of it is usually like Matt Parker says some african royalty trying to get me to safeguard his fortune…..& then some idiots trying to sell viagra to me….so can u blame me for deleting without looking ;-/

    mine is mostly the same stuff too…but once n a bluemoon something like this happens, so i make sure i check 😀


  33. #39 by Spyware Removal on November 18, 2009 - 11:30 am

    Just wanted to say thanks for all the great info found on your blog, even helped me with my job recently 🙂 keep it up!

    Thanks and welcome!


  34. #40 by Reema on November 22, 2009 - 7:55 am

    yup I always do!



  35. #41 by Matty on January 1, 2010 - 3:48 am

    Reply to your spam mails!

    ok so now i will wait for someone to send me such an email 😛


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