Check your Gmail Spam
Google seems to have changed their Gmail spam policy recently. I have not
read anything about this, but have noticed that some of my email is
not getting through to people with gmail accounts. Since I have one
myself, I decided to check my spam.
Spam or Not Spam?
Surprise, surprise! In among all the spam I found several IMPORTANT
emails – including some notifications and reminders that I had sent
to myself. It seems that Google thinks that I send spam to myself.
I never used to even look at my spam, but now find that I need to
check it daily to make sure that important messages are getting
Here is the procedure I have developed – you may want to
follow something similar:
- Check spam daily
- Set filter “Never send to spam” on messages you want and move to inbox
- Delete all remaining spam messages.
- Open the message
- Click on the “More” button above the message
- From the drop-down list select “Filter messages like these”.
Check Your Spam Now
I trust that these hints will help you to get all the messages you
want to receive, while still allowing Gmail’s excellent spam blocker
to keep away the unwanted stuff. There are three reasons I suggest
doing it every day:
- The list can get pretty long if you leave it: I get over 100 spam messages daily
- If you don’t check daily you might miss the timing on an urgent message
- It’s easier to remember it if you make it a daily routine.
How many “not spam” messages did you find in your spam box?