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How many times do I have to Report Spam from a mail address to block all the mails from that address or send them all to spam? I have reported an email for spam about 7 times but Gmail shows new mails from that address as Important.

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migrated from superuser.com Sep 15 '12 at 6:19

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Gmail's spam filters aren't simply based on the Senders email address. And it is also dependent on other users flagging similar emails as spam. Gmail determines that a particular email is spam by seeing how the global gmail community sees that email.

If all this spam / unwanted messages are coming from a single email address then you can set up a filter to send all email from that sender to spam. Filters affect just your email account.

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Actually the spammer is using a series of email address. Here's the related thread webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/30909/… – Abhijith Sep 15 '12 at 15:43

Are those mail ids in your addressbook? If then, remove those emails from your addressbook first.

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Can you expand on your answer and possibly offer steps for the OP to check on what you're asking? Also helpful would be Google FAQ/Help post information regarding marking something as spam. – Dez Oct 22 '12 at 3:46

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