Where is the Junk folder in Gmail?

All the email service providers have a separate place or box to store all the unnecessary or repetitive email received by advertising services or others. These unnecessary emails are popular by the name of email spam and are stored in the spam folder of email services such as Gmail. These emails are also referred to as Junk emails and the spam folder is known as the Junk email folder.

Where is the Junk folder in Gmail

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Why do we need to locate the junk folder in Gmail? Now the question arises that if the junk folder has all the useless emails then why is it important in the first place to find it. The simple answer to this is that sometimes gmails automated system marks legitimate emails as spam or junk and moves them to the junk folder. So you have to manually scan your junk folder once in a while to locate any legit emails and then add them to your contact list too so that in future any emails coming from the same sender do not end up in junk folder.

In this article, we will share the steps to locate the junk folder in Gmail. Moreover, we will also help you to add the sender who’s email ended up in junk or spam and is legit or important so that in future this doesn’t happen. Adding to it we will also share the easiest methods to clean or remove all the spam emails to get rid of useless email.

Where is Junk folder in Gmail?

The junk folder is hidden by default in Gmail. So in this method we will discuss how to locate it step by step.

1. Open your web browser and Sign-in to Gmail

Open the web browser you are using, for example, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc. Now Sign-in to your Gmail Account. Your Gmail account will open.

2. Click on “More” from the menu

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On the left-hand side of the mailbox, you will find a column starting with “+Compose”. Move down and click on ” ^ More”.

3. Choose “Spam”

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As you click on ” ^ More” a lot of options will appear. Click on “Spam” which is the Junk folder. The junk folder or spam folder with all the junk files will appear. They will be sorted by date with the most recent on the top.

In this way, you can find and access your junk mail on Gmail. Further, let’s see how to remove important mail from the spam folder to the inbox.

How to move email from Spam to inbox?

Now that you know where the junk folder is located, let’s see how to remove your email from the spam folder to the inbox.

1. Click on the email in spam you want to move to inbox

Go through your spam folder and choose the important mail you want to move to your main inbox. Click on it.

2. Choose “Report not Spam”

Just below the email address of the sender a highlighted box will appear. Click on “Report not Spam” in the highlighted box.

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As soon as you click the box, the email will be moved to the inbox. A confirmation will appear on the screen displaying “Conversation unmarked as spam and moved to inbox”.

This is how you can easily unmark spam or junk email and move it to the main inbox. But doing this will not confirm that all the emails send after marking one email as not spam from the same sender will not end up in the spam/junk folder. There is one last step which is important to confirm that the emails come to an inbox from the same sender and not end up in the junk folder. You have to add the sender to the contact list to do so.

How to add a sender to the Gmail contact list?

This is the most important step as adding a sender to the contact list will ensure that the emails don’t end up in the spam folder. All the emails received from the sender in the contact list are directly delivered to the main inbox of Gmail.

1. Open Google Contacts

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Click on https://contacts.google.com. A new window displaying all your Google Contacts will open.

2. Choose the senders email from the search bar

Click on the search bar on the top of the google contacts and type the senders email address. Options relating to your search will appear. Choose the right option and click on it.

3. Edit the contact details

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Click on the pencil icon that appears on the contact’s window located at the top right corner. Add details such as full name, phone number, company, etc.

4. Save the changes

Click on “Save” on the bottom right corner of the screen. The sender’s contact will now appear on the main screen of Google Contacts.

This is an important step and if you don’t want your emails to end up in the junk box then be sure to follow these steps and add the sender to the contact list.

How to delete spam messages?

This is the easiest and quickest way to get rid of hundred of emails piling up. Although Gmail automatically clears all mails in junk folder after every 30 days but we will also explain how you can do it manually.

1. Open the spam folder in Gmail

In case you forgot how to find the junk/spam folder see the steps above.

2. Click on “Delete all spam messages now”

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Once you have opened the spam folder click on “Delete all spam messages now” highlighted in blue color and located on the top of the screen. Doing this will delete all the messages in spam and clear your spam folder.

In this way, you can get rid of all the spam email and free up space on your Gmail account.


We hope you found this topic useful on “Where is junk folder in Gmail”. In this topic, we have shared all the useful steps so that you do not miss any important mail in the future and also get rid of hundred of mail in one click. If you have any questions related to the topic above do let us know in the comment section below. We would also like to have your feedback on the topic. You can also subscribe to our newsletter so that you do not miss out on any of the useful information we share.

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