There is a potentially serious problem associated with mass e-mails that many medical schools are sending out to AMCAS applicants this year. These messages are being sent to large groups of applicants at one time, notifying them of receipt of materials, directing them to the supplemental application website, etc. Apparently, commercial e-mail servers (AOL, Hotmail, Yahoo) include junk mail filters that will block incoming messages if more than a certain number are sent from the same source in one hour. Because so many applicants use these services many of those applicants have not received these e-mail messages because their service assumes they are junk mail and block the messages. Turn off the junk mail filter in your system and/or check the junk mail file that is created for you by some services.