The more you use your Gmail email address to register and log in to social networks and other services, the more spam will be in your inbox. In this article, we'll show you how to get rid of spam and organize your emails properly.
Part 1 of 4: How not to receive spam
Step 1. Think about your online activities
If you use your Gmail address to create accounts or sign in, do not allow sites to send you emails. If this is a reliable site whose mailings are of interest to you, allow him to send you emails. Otherwise, uncheck the box next to the "Allow sending letters" (or similar) option.
Part 2 of 4: How to Use Filters
Step 1. Use filters
This is a very easy way to get rid of spam. If you think a certain website is sending you spam, set up a filter.
Step 2. Click the down arrow icon in the search bar at the top of the page
In the window that opens, you can set the search criteria.
Step 3. Enter your search criteria
To check if the search is working correctly, click Search. Clicking the downward arrow icon again opens a window with the search criteria you entered.
Step 4. Click "Create Filter" at the bottom of the window
Step 5. Choose what to do with the filtered emails
To do this, check the box next to the required option (in case of spam, we recommend checking the box next to "Delete").
Step 6. Click "Create Filter"
Part 3 of 4: How to Remove Spam
Step 1. Flag emails with spam from sites or people
Step 2. Click "Spam" on the left panel of your mailbox
If you can't find this folder, click More at the bottom of the folder list.
Step 3. Select the letters you want to delete and then click "Delete permanently"
To delete all spam, click Delete All Spam.
Based on your actions, Gmail learns to recognize spam, that is, new emails, similar to deleted ones, will be automatically sent to the Spam folder. But this does not always work correctly; for example, if the required message is deleted by mistake, it will be considered spam - in this case, open the "Spam" folder and send the required message to the "Inbox" folder
Part 4 of 4: How to use shortcuts
Step 1. Sort emails to prioritize
Gmail divides all emails into three categories: important, from social networks, and advertising. You can add additional categories or combine several categories into one. Labels can be used to tell Gmail which emails are important and which are spam.
Step 2. Create shortcuts in the mailbox settings
Tap Settings> Shortcuts> Create Shortcut. Once you've created a shortcut, select an email and customize the shortcut so that such emails are automatically sent to that shortcut. To do this, click the downward arrow icon in the search bar, and then enter the sender's email address or keywords.