Emailing myself from external address goes to spam?

Discussion in 'Gmail' started by Big Dan, May 7, 2015.

  1. Big Dan

    Big Dan EQ Forum Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 14, 2008
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    I frequently email myself reminders from my phone. Usually I pop open the Outlook app or Y Mail app on my phone and write to myself at my Gmail address.

    I've noticed that from time to time email from both my and address will wind up in Gmail's spam folder. It's quite odd as I don't send any other mail from these accounts but to myself.

    My best guess is it's any IP reputation problem on Yahoo and Outlook's side. I could just create a rule to never send any mail from and to spam but I shouldn't have to, IMHO.

    Last edited by a moderator: May 8, 2015
  2. popowich

    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

    Aug 12, 2008
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    That was going to be part of my first recommendation.

    Can you try creating a filter that labels the email, but doesn't use "Never send it to spam" in the filter rules?

    That could be part of the issue.

    The largest email providers are not going to block each other often based purely on Sender Scores (IP reputation)

    Gmail learns and acts based in part on how many good emails your other accounts send into Gmail, and positive actions such as if links in them are clicked or if you reply to the email.

    If you simply open and delete them that may be logged as a negative action by Google.

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