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Skywalker
(@skywalker)
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Hello everybody,

I need to know if a mail has been DIRECTLY received in the SPAM folder of a Gmail account, obviously without having never been in the main mailbox.

Is that possible?

Thanks everybody.

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Posted : 27/02/2018 10:12 am
gungora
(@gungora)
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I would start by getting a history list from Gmail API

https://developers.google.com/gmail/api/v1/reference/users/history/list

In my experience, the history list shows the original labels of the message added to the mailbox even after the message is re-categorized by the user (e.g., marked as spam). You can get a list of labels added (e.g., "SPAM") by making a history request with a "labelAdded" historyType.

I would also check the message headers for SPF and DKIM info for supporting evidence.

Finally, you can check local mail stores (e.g., Outlook, Thunderbird, etc.), if available, to see if a copy of the message can be found before it was marked as spam by the user.

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Posted : 27/02/2018 5:57 pm
einstein9
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Hello everybody,

I need to know if a mail has been DIRECTLY received in the SPAM folder of a Gmail account, obviously without having never been in the main mailbox.

Is that possible?

Thanks everybody.

In another word, You wanted to KNOW if YOUR sent email (to Google account) went to Junk/Spam or not?

I think (if my understanding is right here) that MOST Spammers needed the answer to that question, some kind of Email Verification sent to Google Email/Hosted account.

i really don`t think API`s will help here otherwise our accounts will be full of Junk/Ads (same as before we use google)

Am talking about the old POP3 servers/accounts.

If you have a Yahoo account (for example) you will know how much Junk/Ads you will get daily in your inbox and no matter what you report as spam it comes back EXCEPT google, the way they handle it is diff. (i think)

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Posted : 28/02/2018 10:10 am
jaclaz
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In another word, You wanted to KNOW if YOUR sent email (to Google account) went to Junk/Spam or not?

It seems to me like the case at hand sounds different.

Someone (let's say the defendant) has stated he/she never saw a given e-mail.
Yet the e-mail has been found in his/her Google e-mail account.

The question seems to me more or less

Is there a way to know if the given mail "landed" in SPAM "directly" (because google automagically detected it as SPAM and sent it directly to the SPAM folder or if the user manually moved the given maol from the Received folder to the SPAM one?

jaclaz

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Posted : 28/02/2018 1:05 pm
Skywalker
(@skywalker)
Active Member

In another word, You wanted to KNOW if YOUR sent email (to Google account) went to Junk/Spam or not?

It seems to me like the case at hand sounds different.

Someone (let's say the defendant) has stated he/she never saw a given e-mail.
Yet the e-mail has been found in his/her Google e-mail account.

The question seems to me more or less

Is there a way to know if the given mail "landed" in SPAM "directly" (because google automagically detected it as SPAM and sent it directly to the SPAM folder or if the user manually moved the given maol from the Received folder to the SPAM one?

jaclaz

That is the point.

Any ideas?

Thanks!!

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Posted : 28/02/2018 11:49 pm
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