When it comes to passwords, I am probably one of the world's most absent-minded and forgetful people in the world!
So recently I wanted to participate in some discussion forums I'd been out of touch with for a while, and of course I didn't remember their passwords.
Naturally, the way to fix this is to have the sites send a password refresh email. I did this, and never received it. I did a search for the sender, looked through my inbox, my junk mail folder and even the trash and saw nothing.
When I tried sending the email a few times I noticed it would briefly flash in the notifications section of my computer and then it vanished as through nothing had happened.
I checked my rules and the only applicable rule was to take spam that had been detected by SpamAssassin (which adds "[SPAM]" to the subject line) and send it to the junk folder. Note, not delete it, just send it to junk.
In my Junk Mail settings, I tell Mail to send messages to Junk only if sender is not in my contacts, sender is not in a previous recipient, sender is not addressed to my full name and message is not junk mail. So relatively few messages should be moved, and none should be deleted.
I have huge piles of junk mail, but I have tried the password reset on at least 2-3 sites and I simply cannot get the email to appear. I can certainly accept that password reset messages look like spam to most spam filters, but then they should just wind up in "junk", never spam.