Okay, I have my author email set up to feed into my Gmail account so I only have to check in one place. My Gmail account has been really good about filing actual Spam into my Spam folder. I usually just click the Spam folder, do a quick skim, and then click Delete All Spam. (Because, really, who wants Spam? Well, maybe the canned meat, but not the email.)
Anyway... Have you ever had one of the moments where you clicked send and, as the email was going, you realized you had: a) said something wrong, b) forgotten an attachment, c) replied a snarky remarked to the person you're snarking about? Well, today, when I clicked Delete All Spam my eye skimmed over the titles as the Spam went away ... and saw a subject line that read: Really Big Fan!!! I did a double-take, saw that it had come from my website contact form, and then cried ... because the "Spam" was gone. And you can never get it back. :-(
The moral of this story is: If you sent me a message from the contact form on my website in the last couple of days PLEASE resend, because Gmail failed me. I won't absently Delete All Spam again anytime soon.