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How to ensure none of your Gmail goes to your Spam mailbox

It's becoming a frequent occurrence that emails I send to potential relatives and DNA matches are not arriving. If you are a Gmail user, this guide will show you how to make sure that none of your messages are sent to your Spam mailbox.

  • Open a web browser on a PC, etc. Click the cog icon at the top right and choose 'Settings' from the drop down menu.

Gmail cog icon

  • Next choose the 'Filters and blocked addresses' tab and click the 'Create a new filter' link.

  • In the pop up window enter @ -me in the 'Filter From' field and label:sent in the 'Doesn't have' field and click 'Create filter with this search' at the bottom.

Gmail filter settings

  • Choose 'OK' in the next window.

Gmail filter settings

  • In the next pop up window place a tick in the 'Never send it to Spam' box and click the blue 'Create filter' button.

Gmail filter settings

  • You should now see the following filter under the 'Filters and blocked addresses' tab.

Gmail filter


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