How to Find (and Move) Your Spam and Trash Folders in the New Gmail Interface (Video Demo)

Like many, I’ve taken the plunge to upgrade to the new Gmail interface, only to find that many of the features I love have packed up and moved to a new home.

When I recently upgraded to the latest Gmail layout, I found myself looking for my Google contacts, my beloved Spam folder, and a few other things – so I set out to find them (so that I could share the how-tos with you).

Speaking of the beloved Gmail Spam folder I don’t know about you, but I get a warm and fuzzy feeling when I empty my spam folder.  In fact, it’s actually good practice to go and check what’s in your spam folder to make sure that “good” emails aren’t ending up in the wrong place, and to report spam that lands in your Inbox.

Oh, Where has the spam folder gone?

Now that you’re in the new gmail interface, have you wondered where on earth your spam and trash folders are hiding?

You’ve probably done the same thing I did.  You’re looking at your screen in the left-hand column where your spam folder used to be, but it’s not in plain sight.

Here is exactly how to find the Spam Folder in the new Gmail layout:

Gmail’s Spam and Trash Folder Location

If you head back on over to your friendly neighborhood left-hand column in Gmail, you’ll find a dropdown that says More.

When you click it, it says Less.

Learn how to find your spam and trash folders in the new Gmail interface.

When you click More, you can then take a peek at your spam and trash folders which now appear. But that’s not all!

The ultimate tip for this feature is that you can actually drag your spam and trash folders up so that they appear above the More or Less dropdown.

Now, what I prefer to do is to keep the All Mail, Spam, and Trash folders above the More or Less line because those are the folders that I actually like to keep an eye on.

It’s a good practice to report spam if it lands in your inbox and report emails as not spam if they land in your spam folder by accident.   

So there you have it. We’ve just taken a look at how to make sure that you can see your spam and trash folders in your gmail interface by simply dragging that folder above the More or Less line.

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Now that you’re in the new gmail interface, have you wondered where on earth your spam and trash folders have gone? I know where it is and I’m about to show you exactly how to find it.

Gmail Email Signature Problem Solved in 30 Seconds

Get Your Gmail Email Signature to show at the end of YOUR Email…

… Not at the bottom of ALL the emails!

Make sure your “sign-off” is SEEN!

If you are using the Gmail email signature inside of Gmail Webmail, then you must make this tiny adjustment to your email signature settings to ensure your email signature is visible when you’re corresponding by email.

This is a 30-second setting tweak in your Gmail Account that will get your email signature in front of everyone instead of no one.

By default, your email signature shows at the bottom of the Gmail thread of back-and-forth-emails, rather than at the bottom of the email that you just wrote (where it should be!).

(Not sexy. Not cool. Not convenient. And definitely not useful!)

Gmail Email Signature in the wrong spot

Those three little dots that you see at the bottom of your email composition hide this fact from you, but all Gmail accounts present the email signature at the very bottom of the whole email thread… UNTIL you fix it.

[psst… do you have more emails in your inbox than dollars in the bank? if so, check out our free tutorial to get your Gmail to inbox zero without deleting anything]

Here’s how to get your Gmail Email Signature to appear immediately below your email:

  1. Click on the GEAR in the upper right of your webmail.
  2. Click on SETTINGS.
  3. Scroll down the page (you’ll be on the General tab) to the Signature section.
  4. CHECK OFF the box that says “Insert this signature before quoted text in replies and remove the “–” line that precedes it.”
  5. Scroll down a little further and click Save Changes.

Voila! Your Gmail email signature will now show up right below your emails.

Wasn’t that easy?!

Now that your signature is showing up in the right spot – how about creating a snazzy design for your email signature?

What’s a snazzy email signature? Not plain text. I’ve written a snazzy blog post all about sprucing up your email signature.…