I have a gmail account. It's little used because I run my own mail server with my own domains. My server gets my gmail over IMAP. I don't want gmail applying filters because I have my own. I don't want to have to check into gmail just to see if mail has been filtered into the spam folder.
The solution that I found uses a filter. This is my record in case I forget (highly likely!).
- Click the gear in the upper right hand corner and then… (this is a new step due to Gmail interface changes)
- Go into “Settings”, and then pick the tab “Filters”.
- At the bottom, pick “Create New Filter”
- In the resulting popup, place this text (without the quotes) “is:spam” into the “Has the Words” box, and click “Create filter with this search”.
- Gmail will complain about this, saying “giving you a popup that says “Filter searches containing…..are not recommended as they will never match incoming email.”. IGNORE THAT. Just press OK.
- Tick the check mark that says “Never send it to Spam”, and then click “Create Filter”.
That’s it. When you’re done, you should have a filter that looks like this: