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- (Internet, informal) Non-spam email messages that have been signed up for, but which the recipient does not necessarily want or have time to read.
- 2008 January–February, “70 Ways to Improve Every Day of the Week”, in Men's Health, volume 23, number 1, →ISSN, page 134:
- 5 dump your bacn This is the term for e-mail newsletters you've subscribed to. Kill them off Monday morning. A study by MessageGate estimates up to 30 percent of e-mails are bacn.
- 2010, Gina Trapani, Upgrade Your Life: The Lifehacker Guide to Working Smarter, Faster, Better, John Wiley & Sons, →ISBN, page 35:
- In other words, they're messages that you want to read eventually, just not right now. Clearing away the bacon automatically can help you drill down to what's important more quickly.
- 2011 March 9, John D. Sutter, “Google 'smart labels' aim to de-stress e-mail”, in CNN, retrieved 2013-03-16:
- The smart labels feature essentially focuses on "bacn," that brand of e-mail that people subscribe to and generally want to read -- but don't have time for right now.