Google has spam mostly under control on Gmail, and most users of the email service have to deal with spam only rarely when they use it. You may however run into situations where emails that you are expecting are not landing in the inbox but in the spam folder, which usually is the case if they are detected as spam.This can happen for instance if it is the first time you receive email from an email address as Gmail has no prior record of conversations which is a positive factor when deciding whether mails are spam or not.
Flagging legitimate emails as spam is a problem, but there are ways to configure Gmail that emails from select recipients or domains never land in spam.
To whitelist an email address or domain in Gmail so that emails sent from it are never flagged as spam do the following:
Gmail won't flag emails that match the filter as spam anymore. It is recommended to be very cautious with this option, as you may inadvertently open a floodgate of spam if you configure it incorrectly. You can however use it to make sure emails from work, your favorite shopping site, or family will always land in your inbox.Advertisement
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