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Karen Rubin wrote the following about email spam trigger words in a January 2012 blog post:1

“One of the easiest ways to avoid SPAM filters is by carefully choosing the words you use in your email’s subject line. Trigger words are known to cause problems and increase the chances of your email getting caught in a SPAM trap. By avoiding these words in your email subject lines, you can dramatically increase your chances of getting beyond SPAM filters.”

Although it’s true some of these words might “increase the chances of your email getting caught in a SPAM tr...

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I believe what she meant to say here is "Spam Filter" and not "Spam Trap" - a "Spam Trap" is an email address used to collect and process email sent to it. Content will not trigger a "Spam Trap".