I've got a Gmail email filter rule set up to prevent email from various senders from going into spam. Here's a simplified version of the rule:
Matches: from:(abc.org.nz|def.nz|westpac|mailman|ird.govt|mybank|contact) Do this: Never send it to Spam
As you can see, to keep it short and more generalised (not too generalised so far), I have not listed entire email addresses.
So far the above rule seems to be working for everything listed except "mybank", which still allows emails from "firstname.lastname@example.org" to go into spam.
Is this because the filter doesn't match on partial "words" (alphanumeric strings?), or what?
I had a quick look here, but it didn't seem to go into sufficient detail:
So if you know of a link to support whatever you say, that could also help.