When any email is sent, there are two checks that are typically made to ensure that the email is indeed a valid email. First, the recipient’s email provider screens incoming email to ensure that it is legitimate in order to protect their users from unwanted spam. While different university email providers have varying levels of firewall protection, the industry standard is to accept email from any sender that is white listed. To become white listed, the sender of the email needs to follow a certain set of rules. WebAdMIT contracts email delivery with a third party email expert to ensure that all standards apply so all email messages are white listed. Secondly, most email programs, such as Outlook or Lotus Notes, have junk mail filters that typically try to guess which emails a user wants to see, and which they consider spam. These filters do, from time to time trap legitimate emails. For this reason, HAMPCAS advises applicants to turn off, or at least review their junk mail on a regular basis.