I'm using Dyn Email Forward Lite to forward my emails to Gmail. Can I use the spam filter in Gmail to filter spam?
I somehow seem to remember it said somewhere that I wasn't allowed to do this. I just want to confirm what the correct procedure is? Can I mark spam as spam in Gmail, or do I need to do it some other way?
If you mark it as spam in GMail then it will learn that email from DynDNS is spam - which is probably why so many people who use GMail don't see account related emails from DynDNS.
If you're receiving spam it'll be worth looking at the filtering options you've selected for EMail Forward Lite and tune them. I'd also suggest signing up for SpamCop and using that to report spam.
In short - don't mark it as Spam in GMail.
answered Sep 05 '11 at 06:41 PM
Cry Havok ♦
I have been using Gmail with Dyn Email Forward for years. Aside from hiccups every now-and-then, I have had no problems using Gmail spam filtering. It does not block all email forwarded through Dyn services just because I mark messages as spam. I do not know the inner workings of Gmail's spam filters, but they are certainly smarter than that from what I've observed. I assume the filters look at the entire record, including the original sender and other meta-data, not just the service through which it was forwarded.
I regularly receive emails from DynDNS--both account and news related--without problems.
With the combination of Dyn Email Forward spam settings and Gmail's spam filters, I rarely get spam in my inbox (less than 2 per month) and sometimes a legitimate email in gmail's spam folder.
Of course, I'm not naive enough to simply trust ANY spam filter. I regularly (daily) check my spam folder too, just to make sure it didn't catch legitimate email.
answered May 23 '12 at 05:31 PM