I'm needing some help on how to create a filter for Gmail, let me explain my current situation. For some reason I still do not understand Gmail assumes that, for example, if my email is [email protected] it will consider ANY DOT combination as the same email, so [email protected], how can I create a filter that will send any mail that is not strictly to [email protected] to spam?

Any solution to this will be really great, since there is some people who thinks it's funny to subscribe to some trash using some forged email address that "looks" like mine.

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From Gmail Help:

Dots don't matter in Gmail addresses
If someone accidentally adds dots to your address when emailing you, you'll still get that email. For example, if your email is [email protected], you own all dotted versions of your address:

[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]

Note: If you use Gmail through work, school, or other organization (like yourdomain.com or yourschool.edu), dots do change your address. To change the dots in your username, contact your admin.

If Note part is not applicable in your case then all the mails coming to you are meant to you as dots don't matter in Gmail address. So, you can put filter in the same way like you do for other email address.


Try filtering for your wanted address, but NOT in the from/to field.

E.g. Doesn't have the words: "[email protected]"

Yes you want the quotes.

Initially you want to give it a label, "BadMail"

Then after some checking, add an action to put it in trash, or in spam.

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