I have a long time, private (not corporate) Gmail account.
In the last few months, almost all new incoming mail ends up in the spam folder, even though I keep marking it as 'not spam'.

Any suggestions on how to let Gmail know that bona fide messages are not spam?

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When that happened to me, I created a new filter.

And I've defined that every message that comes to my email - "Never send it to Spam".

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You can also set only certain addresses, and more ...

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