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I have 2 gmail accounts, for example: user1@gmail.com and user2@mydomain.com (using Google apps).

On user2@mydomain.com I went to settings: Check mail from other accounts: and added user1@gmail.com

After doing so, all the emails from user1@gmail.com were moved and transferred directly to user2@mydomain.com but went all into the spam folder as you can see here:

User1 Inbox:

https://i.imgur.com/B5SNHZX.png

User2 Inbox:

https://i.imgur.com/cPR2Y3a.png

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 user1@gmail.com as they were before?

Thank you.

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

not-spam

  • 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 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). – marikamitsos May 18 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 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. – marikamitsos May 19 at 0:09
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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 :)

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