Gmail is the email client offered by Google in different variants.
It is available for all major devices and platforms ranging from mobiles to web browsers.
Delete Spam in Gmail Automatically
To erase spam in Gmail, you have to take care of some important steps. And, with this, you can even avoid getting the same kind of spam into your inbox.
- First thing is that, even if you do not do anything to the messages inside your spam box, they will be deleted automatically every 30 days.
- But, there are ways you can deal with this better and earlier. This method is called using ‘Filters’ inside Gmail. This is a simple but great tool/feature.
- When you are logged inside Gmail – https://www.google.com/gmail/ account on your computer, go to the ‘Gear’ icon that stands for ‘Settings’ on the top-right corner.
- Click on it once, and a drop-down menu appears, select ‘Settings’ from that, which opens a new area inside your Gmail with a bunch of menus on a tab at the top. You have ‘General’, ‘Labels’, ‘Inbox’ and more.
- There you can also find ‘Filters’. Click on it, and click on ‘Create a New Filter’. This opens a small pop-up menu.
- In the field ‘Has the Words’ type ‘is: spam’ and then click on ‘Create Filter’ with this search. ‘Confirm’ the action by clicking on ‘OK’, and then on the next pop-up select an action to all these emails.
- Click on ‘Delete It’, don’t check or uncheck anything else, leave them as it is. Finally, click on ‘Create Filter’.
Delete Spam Folder in Gmail
To remove spam in Gmail is one thing, but if you wish to remove the ‘Spam’ folder or label, as it is called inside Gmail, there is going to be a problem. There is a folder also called ‘Bin’ for that purpose. The bin can also be called trash depending on which app you are using.
- What often people want to delete or remove is the spam messages inside the folder, and not the folder itself. The folder or the label is kind of a tag that says which messages are spams.
- To mass delete all the messages inside spam, you can go to this label from your left-hand column in Gmail website.
- Navigate to your ‘Spam/Trash’ folders, and then click on the ‘Menu’ button (or three dots) on the right-hand corner.
- Then, select on ‘Delete Spam’ or ‘Empty Trash’ depending on the version you are using. This will take a second or two depending on the size you have accumulated.
- To remove the ‘Spam’ folder or label would not be wise, because this is a default location for all your spams as they come into your inbox, and Gmail automatically filters and sends them to this location forever.
Permanently Delete Spam in Gmail
Before we begin with the part ‘Permanently’ we have to read this new article on Google support. And, you can see how the community works on these spams for themselves, and adopt a few techniques if you like.
- To remove your spams permanently from your Gmail you have to remove or delete them from using either the mass delete or simply remove from the trash.
- One simple way to permanently remove spam messages that ‘Have not been Removed’ already by Gmail, is to click on the ‘Message’.
- Right-click on the ‘Menu’ on the right corner, and select ‘Filter Messages Like this’. Then, you can select the filtering method.
- On the next pop-up window, select ‘Mark as read’ and ‘Delete it’ and then create the filter. This filter is now active and will permanently delete anything by this email address or name.
- You can always edit or delete the ‘Filter’ itself by going to ‘Gear’ icon and ‘Settings’. Then, go to ‘Filters’, and click on the ‘Filter’ you wish to modify.
Even if you do not do anything, those messages inside your spam folder get detailed permanently every 30 days just like that.