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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.
2010, Gina Trapani, Upgrade Your Life: The Lifehacker Guide to Working Smarter, Faster, Better, John Wiley & Sons, ISBN 9781118013977, 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.