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How to report spam in Gmail

Ok, here is how to report emails as spam in Gmail;

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Method 1 – Drop down menu

You can choose “Report Spam” from the little dropdown arrow next to the reply button – this is also where “Report Phishing” is too, which is what you MUST do if you get an email from someone pretending to be someone else!

I do think Google need to make more of a big deal of the Phishing button, as that is often more of a problem than spam in my opinion!

 

Method 2 – Spam Button

There is also a global button to press to report spam to gmail – its clear, easy to find and should be your best friend if any dodgy emails slip the net and end up in your inbox.

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Gmail have great spam filters due to Matt Cutts’ team who work tirelessly to combat spam – but every now and then one slips their algorithms and ends up annoying us.

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I think Google need to spend more time stopping annoying Indian sales emails coming through – they are not traditional spam but they are all 100% unsolicited and by that very fact are 100% spam.

HTH 🙂

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