How to Stop Your Website Emails from Going to Gmail’s Spam Folder

Are your Website Forms Sending Leads to Your Spam Folder?

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I constantly see issues with peoples’ website form submissions going to the Gmail Spam folder. This happens because their ‘Sender address’ is the same as their ‘receiver address’.

Start by creating a NOREPLY@YOURDOMAIN.COM.AU. Then on your form have a reply-to email set for your own email address. This will tell the mail servers that the email is coming from noreply@yourdomain.com.au.

If it is set to your own email address from itself (yet from a different location) it looks to the mail server like someone is trying to trick it into accepting spam. Hence the email going directly to spam folder!

How to set Gmail Spam Filter:

  1. Visit your Gmail account.
  2. Click the GEAR icon on top right and after that click SETTINGS.
  3. Go to FILTERS AND BLOCKED ADDRESSES and click CREATE A NEW FILTER.
  4. In the FROM area, type the email address of the sender that you wish to stay out of your Spam Folder.
  5. Click CREATE FILTER.
  6. Examine NEVER SEND IT TO SPAM and ALSO APPLY FILTER TO MATCHING MESSAGES boxes.
  7. Click CREATE FILTER once again.
    Start by visiting your GMAIL account > click the GEAR icon on the top right > then SETTINGS.

Emails that end up in your SPAM folder can be touch and go. In some cases they do, often they do not. Among the easy techniques to minimise the risk of emails from landing in your spam folder is to make sure that you have the email address included your contacts. In some cases that’s not enough, particularly with email shipment of informs coming from a site service.

With Gmail, you can avoid this from occurring by including EMAIL FILTERS. This will assist you to force a sender, or perhaps with using keywords, to move filtered emails to your INBOX.

How to Stop Site Emails from Landing in your Gmail Spam Folder.

On the SETTINGS page, go to the FILTERS AND BLOCKED ADDRESSES tab then click CREATE A NEW FILTER.

Now, let’s force GMAIL not to mark emails originating from your email address as SPAM. Let’s develop a filter by setting [YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS] in the FROM field then continue by clicking the CREATE FILTER link.

Setup your filter upon your discretion, however, make sure to tick both the NEVER SEND IT TO SPAM and ALSO APPLY FILTER TO MATCHING MESSAGES checkboxes. Click the CREATE FILTER button when you’re done.

Associated post from Gmail: https://support.google.com/mail/answer/6579

Now that you have developed a filter, what should you do to use this to a particular label that you specified in Gmail so that you can see all the filtered emails together?

This ought to filter ALL emails originating from your site to your INBOX and never to your SPAM folder. It might assist to include any other people (Like Sites By Design) in your filter too.

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