I have an installation of PHPBB3, and it sends mail from my Gmail address to users. However, I just got an influx of spambots with fake addresses that bounce.

How do I tell Gmail to move these errors to a different mail folder or delete them? They keep showing up in my inbox. I think part of the problem might be that the errors are replies to the original automatic message, so it places them in my inbox.

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If all these messages have common pattern, like the same originating address or the same/similar subject, then you can solve it by creating a custom filter and specifying a folder to move emails to.

For additional info on creating filters read this.

  • I'll mark this as the answer after a message gets sorted into the folder I setup. If the spambots don't trigger one soon, I'll use a fake address of my own to get the same result.
    – SkylarMT
    May 26, 2014 at 3:35

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