I have a lot of labels and would like a shortcut to easily navigate to the spam folder. Unfortunately I can't find a keyboard shortcut to get there.

Which is the fastest way?

  • First. a keyboard shortcut likely does not exist, if it does exist, then Google has documented it on their website. Second, questions about Google Mail, are not within scope here at Superuser.
    – Ramhound
    Jan 17 '18 at 17:13
  • what does this mean? "not within scope here at Superuser" May 31 '20 at 15:33

G then L will let you jump to a label. You just need to complete "spam" and hit Enter.

Alternatively, / will jump to the search bar, then you need merely type in:spam and hit Enter.

Those are the shortest key combos I can find to get to your spam bin.

  • +1 Where did you find g + L? I can't see it here
    – antonio
    Feb 17 '18 at 22:23
  • Under "Jumping". "Go to Label". That's a lowercase "L", not an uppercase "i".
    – ale
    Feb 19 '18 at 5:00
  • but is there any difference between g+l and g+L?
    – antonio
    Feb 19 '18 at 9:53
  • No. I was just trying to distinguish between "l" and "I", which look identical in sans serif fonts.
    – ale
    Feb 19 '18 at 15:25
  • This is great! Now, how about a shortcut to mark a message as not spam? In the shortcuts the closest thing I found was "y" (remove label) but when I tried that it just said "conversation archived" and nothing happened (as far as I can tell). May 31 '20 at 15:45

There are a list of Gmail keyboard shortcuts on Google's support site (sadly, there appears not to be one for the spam folder at this time). To enable the keyboard shortcuts, go into Gmail settings and check Keyboard shortcuts on. Don't forget to save your settings.

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