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How to disable Gmail anti-spam completely?

The following steps will find e-mail that Gmail marks as spam and prevent it from going to the Spam "folder". This will then allow your your desktop client to download the e-mail and perform the spam ...
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Gmail treats mails from my domain as spam. Why? How to avoid it?

Shorter answer. In my experience not having a PTR (reverse DNS) record set for the IP address of a server is the number one way email gets flagged as SPAM on services like Gmail and even AOL. ...
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Prevent Gmail telling me about an email that contains a virus or suspicious attachment?

You can't "turn this off" as far as I know, however, you can set up a filter that automatically archives, or even deletes these informative messages. Personally, I archive all these messages and ...
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how can I mark an email message as "not spam" in Google Inbox?

In Inbox, if you pin an email that is in the spam folder, it goes to your inbox instead. If you then unpin it, it will leave the inbox but not return to spam, and will show up in search results.
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How to send messages to spam in Gmail filter?

Sorry I'm late to the party, I found this old question when searching the same issue. Since you can't do it from filters, I wound up creating a Google App Script which does allow marking an email as ...
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How can I report spam based only on a Gmail return address?

This may not be specifically for email abuse, but if they have a Google+ profile associated with that email address you can report them. On any user's Google+ profile page, just under their ...
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Will emptying my spam folder in Google Mail contribute to their spam filters?

Only a Google engineer can answer for certain, but... Based on what I've seen over the years, it's the manual marking as spam or "not spam" that provide the signals to the spam algorithm. This Gmail ...
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Is there any way to block spam in Google Drive?

As far as I can tell, you can't disable the section, but you can report the spam. Unfortunately you have to open the file first (much of the Google Drive spam I get I would never want to open). ...
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Is it possible to forward all Gmail messages to another account *including* spam?

I found this solution: https://maxrohde.com/2015/06/18/forward-all-email-from-gmail-even-spam/ I don't know if this would work, but it looks like it would: Go to settings: Go to Filters and ‘...
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Gmail treats mails from my domain as spam. Why? How to avoid it?

A small update for anyone finding this in 2018. This could be considered as an addition to @JakeGould's excellent answer (which leaves out DMARC). Google applied some heavier spam and phishing filter ...
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How can I report spam based only on a Gmail return address?

You can't. Email addresses are easily, and regularly, spoofed. Heck, I've received spam that seemed to come from myself. Google uses heuristics on the content and the headers to determine if ...
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How can I report spam based only on a Gmail return address?

Short answer Carefully consider to file a report with the Internet Crime Complaint Center (www.ic3.gov), a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National White Collar Crime ...
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How to recover a message mistakenly identified as spam by Inbox?

Remove from Spam Open the email you found in Spam. Select Pin . Your message will move back to your inbox. You can quickly find it again by clicking the switch at the top of the inbox . Source.
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how can I mark an email message as "not spam" in Google Inbox?

To prevent the newsletter from going to Spam in the future I recommend adding it to a Bundle. You can automatically add emails to a bundle based on criteria like who the email is from or keywords in ...
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When I move spam to my inbox, it goes back into the spam again

Okay, this question is still getting a lot of views so I figure it's a good idea to post up the solution for my case at least. What was happening, is regardless of my Gmail settings, Windows Live ...
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Get rid of Russian junk from my Gmail

You could create a filter, if you can find a search that will hit only the emails you want, and have all matching messages deleted? Or at least "never send to spam" but instead moved to a ...
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Keep getting spam which have the same “mailed-by” field. Marking spam doesn't work. Can’t create filter based on this. How to mark these as spam?

Unfortunately not. According to the Gmail Help page Search operators you can use with Gmail, there is no filter for mailed-by. If you can find a common link between the emails being sent, you can ...
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How to send messages to spam in Gmail filter?

It's possible to block a specific address, but not a whole domain. Here's how it can be done: Choose "Block ..." from the menu: Confirm to block:
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Someone registered me on Facebook and I am spammed with friends requests

While the problem is solved, this answer might help to understand how the problem might arise. Go to facebook.com . identify the form "Create an account". Fill the form and as an email address try ...
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Yahoo approving spam SPF to be sent from another email server

Yahoo doesn't use SPF to prevent spoofing Yahoo's SPF record is v=spf1 ptr:yahoo.com ptr:yahoo.net ?all. The last part is the only relevant one: ?all means that there is no SPF policy. In short, ...
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Mark large numbers of messages as "not spam"

I found an easier solution that doesn't require Apps Script: While the GMail UI removes the "Not spam" button after clicking "Select all conversations that match this search", it leaves a "Move to ...
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Large amounts of spam, what should I do?

If it's all correctly going to your spam folder there's nothing you should do. Google's anti-spam algorithms are working. There are occasional bursts like this, where spammers find a new technique ...
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Is there a way to automatically ban an address in Gmail?

With Gmail as-is, no, there is no option to filter messages so that they're permanently deleted automatically. Frankly, I think this is a good thing, as Gmail filters can be very powerful. Could you ...
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how can I mark an email message as "not spam" in Google Inbox?

Desktop: Click "Pin" to "Pin to Inbox" (can remove pin after -> regular inbox email) Mobile (iPhone): Select email (by clicking on circle image on left), click three dots, "Remove from Spam" Create a ...
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Alternatives to plus-addressing?

Plus addressing is also known as address tags. How the local part (i.e. the user name of username@domain) is used and if there are any special meanings is dependent on the mail server used. qmail and ...
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Blocking stupid videos on YouTube

Add this Chrome / Firefox extension to your browser: Find stupid video Right-click on the video title Select Block videos from this channel Right after you can see that video disappeared from the ...
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How to block "via" senders in Gmail

You can filter "via" emails with this configuration: Has the words replyto:@domain-to-filter.com
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How to search and sort emails in the spam folder of Yahoo Mail

Try using the folder number 1 for inbox and 6 for spam to search the result the url will be https://mail.yahoo.com/d/search/keyword%3D%2520{put the search term }%26folders%3D6
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Does Gmail auto delete junk/spam?

If you want to keep Gmail from ever marking messages as spam, you can accomplish that with a filter. For the value of To:, enter * (asterisk). Then, choose the "Never send to spam" option. This ...
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