[Fix] Gmail Marks Your Important Emails as Spam

A few days ago I noticed that many of my important emails were not coming in my email account. Most of those missing emails were sent from my blog server including email notifications of new comments, services status, etc.

Actually I use Windows Live Mail desktop email client to access my email accounts and it was not receiving many important emails in one of my Gmail accounts.

When I logged into my Gmail account using web browser, I found that all those important emails were automatically marked as spam by Gmail. It was surprising because those emails were legitimate and didn't contain any suspicious thing such as any attachments or links, etc.

I investigated and found that it has happened with many Gmail users and the best way to prevent this situation is to create a filter in your Gmail account.

So if you are also facing this problem, if Gmail is automatically marking your company, website or other important emails as spam, then this tutorial will help you in stopping Gmail from moving your legitimate emails to spam folder.

You can follow these simple steps to prevent Gmail from marking a particular email ID or a whole domain as spam:

METHOD 1: Mark Emails as Not Spam

First of all try to mark that email as Not Spam. Open the email or select the email which has been incorrectly marked as spam by Gmail and click on "Not spam" button.


The email will be moved to your Inbox and Gmail will remember your decision. If Gmail again marks future emails from the same email ID or domain as spam, repeat the steps again. Repeating it a few times will teach Gmail that the emails are important and should not be marked as spam.

METHOD 2: Add Email IDs to Contacts List

You can also try to add that email ID to your contacts list.

1. Click on Gmail logo and select "Contacts" option.


2. Now click on Add contact button and enter desired email ID. At last click on "Add" button.


Now Gmail should not mark future emails from that email ID as spam.

METHOD 3: Create Filters for Email IDs or Domains

If Gmail consistently marks legitimate emails as spam, you'll need to create a filter so that Gmail never sends those emails to spam folder.

You can create filters in 2 ways:

A. Create Filter for a Selected Email:

1. Select an email and click on "More -> Filter messages like these" option.


2. It'll open a drop-down box in searchbox containing the email ID in "From" field. Click on "Create filter with this search" link given at the bottom-right corner of drop-down box.


3. Now enable "Never send it to Spam" checkbox and click on "Create filter" button.


That's it. Now Gmail will never mark any email from that particular email ID as spam.

B. Create Filter Manually for an Email ID or Whole Domain:

1. Click on the small down arrow icon present at the end of Gmail searchbox. It'll open the same drop-down box.

2. Now enter any desired email ID or domain name such as askvg.com in "From" field and click on "Create filter with this search" link given at the bottom-right corner of drop-down box.


3. Now enable "Never send it to Spam" checkbox and click on "Create filter" button.

That's it. Now Gmail will never send any future email from that email ID or domain to spam folder.

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  • Thank you so much. It was too much frustrating. Gmail was moving my office emails to spam but now everything is ok. :D

  • Hi. I'm a Windows 7 user and have a lot of programs installed on my pc. The task bar is too small to display all their shortcuts. That's why I made a Quick Launch tab, the way you explained in an older article. Question: is there a possibility of creating more than one Quick Launch tab? If so, can I rename them? Because I want to sort the shortcuts according to their functionality.

  • VG

    ^^ Why not. You can create new folders and put desired shortcuts into that folder, then create new toolbars pointing to those folders.

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  • VG

    ^^ I assume you are asking to put Quick Launch toolbar back? If yes, then here is the tutorial:


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  • VG

    ^^ Please check following:


  • Fine. Now what the hell happened to those 'spammed' emails I marked "NOT SPAM?"

    They evaporated ..... and gmail is oblivious to the NEED for an UNDO that has more than a one second wait or more than one use .....


  • I marked several messages as "not spam" that were in my spam folder. They never showed up in my in box.

  • Never heard back on my original question.

  • I had the same problem and tried all three solutions. None of them worked. I have to check my spam folder regularly. Gmail is adding more and more legitimate emails to my spam folder.
    It's disappointing that this cannot be resolved.

  • Gmail is without doubt the worst it has ever been my misfortune to use.

    None of the fixes actually work.

  • I have the REVERSE happening to me, not only with gmail, but ALL my email providers, even AOL. For some insane reason 99.9% of all emails I am sending (legitimate) jobs, etc, are not being sent! I have trackers on all my emails and they are not even read. I can see them being read, but they are not. My GF (same IP) has the exact issue. She is sending emails and they are not received. ANY HELP?


  • none of these worked for me gmail still sends every email to spam. tried this for the last 2 3 weeks doesn't fix it. can't call or email or live chat google no wonder why because they would have so many calls perday it be impossible to keep up.

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