How to report spam messages in Gmail

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Overview: What is spam?

Spam email is unsolicited and unwanted junk email sent out in bulk to an indiscriminate recipient list. Typically, spam is sent for commercial purposes. Reporting spam will help reduce everyone's spam messaging by improving the mail system's spam filters.


Below, you will find instructions for marking an email as spam.

  1. Select the email by either:
    • From the inbox view, checking the checkbox to the left of the star icon next to the message you want to report
    • Opening the email message 
  2. Choose the Report Spam button, located in between Archive and Delete/Trash

gmail menu actions across the top of the inbox with the report spam button circled in red



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