How To Stop Important Emails From Going To Spam in Gmail
There can be many reasons why a legit email may end up in spam. In most cases, Gmail does an excellent job of filtering spam and only marks unrelated or malicious emails. However, sometimes it can also mark important emails, especially if they come from an unknown sender.
I am sure you don’t want to risk missing an important email in case it goes to your spam folder. Thankfully, you can prepare for it by whitelisting the sender’s email or domain so their emails never go to the spam folder.
In this post, I’ll show you how you can whitelist a sender so their email doesn’t go to spam. This includes emails that are already in the spam folder or you think might end up as spam.
Stop Important Emails From Going to Spam
First, you need to know the exact email address or domain name of the sender. If you are expecting an email from someone you never contacted before, you’ll have to get their email directly from them or any other source where it’s published; like a website.
In case you received an email that ended up in spam, then you can get the email address from their email details. Click on the upside-down arrow next to the sender’s name and you’ll find the exact email address in the From field. It will contain both name and email address, make sure you only copy the email address.
Now click on the Open search options button at the end of the search bar at the top of the Gmail interface.
Here enter the email address in the From field and then click on Create filter.
On the next page, select Never send it to Spam option and then click on Create filter.
That’s it, now whenever you will receive an email from that sender, it will never go to the spam folder. You can repeat the process to add as many emails as you like.
I should mention that you can also mark an email as not spam by clicking on the Report not spam button inside the email while it’s still in spam. This can also prevent future emails from the sender being marked as spam. However, you might have to do this multiple times for it to mark it as not spam. The above method is a surefire way to stop important emails from ending up in spam.
I am sure by following the above instruction you’ll have a lesser chance of missing important emails. Although, it’s a good practice to check the spam folder every few days. Many unexpected important emails end up in spam as they come from unknown senders.