I get a DEEP sense of satisfaction reporting spammy emails as spam, so you’ll be surprised to hear that I have disabled the spam filter on a couple of my Gmail accounts.
It all comes down to WHY I did it – which is a very easy explanation:
I have a couple of Gmail accounts where I forward ALL emails to another account… and if emails that are NOT SPAM get caught in the spam filter… they don’t get forwarded!
^^ Read that again. It’s important if you auto-forward emails. ^^
The workaround – so that I don’t miss any emails forwarding – is to disable the spam filter on the email account that is forwarding.
This means that spam gets forwarded too, and the account that’s receiving everything does the spam filtering.
I often see clients’ inboxes where they’ve been forwarding all their mail from one account but then missed/overlooked emails that get caught in the originating account’s Spam folder.
I’m just here with this spam-filtering-email-forwarding PSA, in case it applies to you 😁.
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