Are You Checking Your Spam Folder? The most neglected part of any email management is the spam folder. Most of us don’t check it at all. Because, we think it contains all those emails that are generally meant for phishing attacks, unwanted commercials, and so on. And, we have entrusted this responsibility to our email system. Most of the email systems have an advanced level of spam filtering. It’s all automated. And, is run according to the program in place. But, we have to understand that our emails need our little attention also. Especially the spam folder. Since it’s automated – the email system cannot identify every incoming email perfectly. It may mark as spam some emails that are legit. And, it may send to your inbox some emails that should have been in the spam folder. Hence, manual checking is important.
I use Gmail for my domain. And, realized there were good amount of emails that should have been in my inbox. But, I found them in my spam. And, when I clicked it open – the following message popped up.
- On your computer, open Gmail.
- On the left, click More.
- Click Spam.
- Open the email.
- At the top, click Not spam
I have found following companies/entities emails going to my spam folder
- and many more
So, in order to teach Gmail that it’s not spam. I have also required to click ‘Report not phishing’ which once clicked gives the following message:
So, basically, we need to check our spam. And, also teach the email system what to mark it as spam and what to not.