Everyone has been there.
You are waiting on an important email and it never comes…that is, until you decide to check your spam inbox and usually by then — it is too late.
One writer by the name of DoopleWrites recently lamented his story about the subject to reddit, sharing how it almost cost him his entire career.
“So I’m a f*****g idiot.” “I have a ‘creative’ email that I use for writing, in case anyone wants to contact me for commissions etc. Naturally, it’s deader than my hopes and dreams, so I haven’t actively opened it in a long time.”
“Today I was clearing out the ‘ol “spam” folder in my main email, when I got the bright idea to take a look at my ‘creative’ inbox and see if there’s anything there. Lo and behold, there is. Amidst all the ‘Candy wants to chat to you!’ and stupid shit like that, I found something that wasn’t exactly spam.” “A f*****g reply to my book application.”
“Over a year ago I wrote and edited an entire f*****g book, drafted up a cover letter and sent it out to all sorts of different publishing houses. About three months later I only got a reply from one, stating that it wasn’t the kind of stuff they’re looking for right now. Cool, I scrapped the book and took it as me just not writing the right stuff.”
“Turns out that another publishing house replied after about 4 months basically saying sweet, contact us regarding further detail and we’ll make sh*t happen together.”
“That was a year ago. Thanks, Gmail, for ensuring only the important sh*t gets through. Wouldn’t want those nasty publishing houses to scam me with a reply to my f*****g email or something like that.”
“Gmail decided that a potential business venture was most likely a bot advertising cam services, sending it to ‘spam’ purgatory.”
Commenters flocked to their post, asking if they followed up and received a reply. Doople reached out after he discovered the spam’d email and is patiently waiting for a reply.
The takeaway folks? If you are waiting on an important email — check those spam inboxes!
Your future self may thank you.
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