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How to Prevent Emails from Landing in Gmail's Spam Folder

How to Prevent Emails from Landing in Gmail's Spam Folder

Emails that land in your spam folder are unpredictable. Sometimes they do get in there, sometimes they don't. But, one of the simple tricks to prevent emails from landing in your spam folder is to ensure that you have the email address ( added in your CONTACTS. But what if that doesn't work? Especially in email delivery of alerts coming from a website service, this is kind of common to happen.

With Gmail, you can prevent this from happening by adding EMAIL FILTERS. This will help you to explicitly make a sender, or even with just the use of keywords to put filtered emails to your INBOX.

To do this, start by logging in to your GMAIL account > click the GEAR icon at the top right > then SETTINGS.


Now, let's force GMAIL to not mark emails coming from as SPAM. Let's create a filter by setting in the FROM field then proceed by clicking the CREATE FILTER WITH THIS SEARCH link.

Setup your filter upon your discretion but make sure to tick both the NEVER SEND IT TO SPAM and ALSO APPLY FILTER TO MATCHING MESSAGES checkboxes. Click the CREATE FILTER button once you're done.


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This should filter ALL emails coming from to your INBOX and never to your SPAM folder. It may help to add in your filter too.

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  • J V

    Just to clarify to other users because i had a huge problem with spam mails in gmail. I tried many times to put filters regarding my contacts but they kept going in spam mail. After some time of trial and error i remembered that i once marked all my messages in my phone and instead of marking them as read i marked them as spam. Automatically the rule was created in my phone and due to gmail settings the rules passed to the browser checking option. Even though you could not see it in browser the rule existed in phone and every time i updated my mails in my mobile the spam filter send most of my mails to spam. I deleted the rule from my phone and gmail came back to normal. I hope my comment will help other people because gmail spam almost made me brake my laptop :P. Thanks a lot

  • Gergo

    It works! Sadly you can't set that all gmail account put your e-mails into the "inbox" folder, in place of "spam" folder, but at least our everyday contacts can do something with this. Google would have to fuck all it's security failures. Not just the user interface is inconvenient but it can't specify an innocent mail as "inbox".

  • Cesar Yaipen Passalacqua

    this only works for one client, but it doesn't fix the problem for the entire domain

  • Solomia

    Thanks for this informative article. For those who are interested in this theme i can recmmend to read It is really hepful one

  • chrisa

    Thank you! It worked perfectly. Your instructions are some of the clearest and most comprehensive I've ever seen.

  • linda allen

    You Can Try Various Troubleshoot Methods to recover your mails from spam ,google finds some mails having attachments as suspicious and marked them as spam,you can apply troubleshooting on them ,check here

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