I have 2 gmail accounts, for example: [email protected] and [email protected] (using Google apps).

On [email protected] I went to settings: Check mail from other accounts: and added [email protected]

After doing so, all the emails from [email protected] were moved and transferred directly to [email protected] but went all into the spam folder as you can see here:

User1 Inbox:


User2 Inbox:


Obviously this is a HUGE problem because the emails going to spam will be automatically deleted. My question is, how can I reverse this process and get all those emails in spam back to [email protected] as they were before?

Thank you.

2 Answers 2


Just go to your Spam, Select All and hit the Not spam button.


  • There was not much else I can do, as Google support was no help either so I decided to make a new folder called Old Mail and move the spam into it. Thanks
    – Goose
    May 18, 2019 at 18:06
  • Can you please tell to me what happened to the labels ("folders" as you called them) of the messages that were moved from User1 to User2 and then to the spam folder? 1. Labels were NOT transferred. 2. Transferred as new labels in User2 and .... 2a. They are still there in User2 or 2b They vanished when emails were moved to spam. Also. (about User1): 3. I still have access to User1 account. 4. (if so) I expect new emails to be arriving and will need to move them over as well (or not). May 18, 2019 at 19:41
  • The labels from User1 did not transfer to User2 unfortunately. Luckily it is an old account that I wanted consolidated so it's not that big of a deal, makes it a little bit less organized but w/e.
    – Goose
    May 18, 2019 at 23:06
  • @Goose "The labels from User1 did not transfer to User2 unfortunately". I guess that is the worst part. As for the future, make sure that under Accounts and Import -> Check email from other accounts you follow (as mentioned at Get all messages Step 1: Change the settings in your other account -> Recommended: Next to "When messages are accessed with POP," select keep Gmail's copy in the inbox. It will insure a safe backup in case something goes wrong during the transfer. May 19, 2019 at 0:09
  • This answer is unviable when transferring thousands of emails.
    – 2540625
    Jan 21, 2020 at 16:53

I would try to add user1 as a google contact at user2, so that it gets treated a a trusted source? Maybe gmail considered it spam because a lot of e-mails were forwarded from user1 to user2 in a short amount of time.

If adding the contact doesn't work, make a filter giving those emails a label, that way they'll be easy to find.

Hope this helps :)

  • Or create a filter never to send to spam?
    – 2540625
    Jan 21, 2020 at 16:55

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