How to Mark Emails as Spam or Not Spam in Gmail

Quick and easy-to-follow guide for Gmail users

What happens when you mark an email as Spam in Gmail

  • Marking an email as spam increases the chance that similar emails will automatically be marked spam in the future.
  • Similarly, marking emails as Not spam will ensure that similar emails don’t get sent to spam in the future.
  • You may not notice this effect immediately, but you will train Google’s servers to classify emails correctly over time.

How to mark emails as Spam or Not spam in Gmail step-by-step with images

Step 1

How To Mark Emails As Spam Or Not Spam In Gmail - Step 1

Once you click an email to view it or select one or more emails at a time by checking the boxes to their left, some options appear on top. 

Click Spam to send the message(s) to the Spam label.

How To Mark Emails As Spam Or Not Spam In Gmail - Step 2

While viewing an email, click the More icon on the top right, and you’ll find the Report spam option that lets you report the email.

The spammer won’t be notified that you reported them.

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