e-mails that are not spam. but not from people you converse with.. but that you signed up for are called bacn.
thats all messages like facebook and myspace junk that gets sent your way.. newsletters and all that..
Almost every day when I wake up I have like 20 new e-mails I care about, and maybe like 5 spam e-mails. 15+ of the e-mails are all Facebook updates (someone tagged you, someone wrote on your wall, yada, yada, yada). (And yes I know you can turn the e-mail notifications, but I like to know if something happened - so don't yell at me).
So my thought is, with all the recent talk of spam on BOL, what percent of e-mails world wide are from social websites updating? I don't use MySpace so I don't know if they're as persistent in updating, but if so - that's a lot of e-mails.
Which of course brings the question - are any of them counted as spam in all the surveys mentioned on BOL? I'm sure plenty of people have highlighted these sort of e-mails as spam instead of figuring out how to disable the e-mails from the website's side.