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Google says it fixed Gmail filter issue that let spam into users’ inboxes

Gmail’s spam filters recently stopped filtering spam, but Google says it has now fixed the problem. As noted by Android Police, starting July 1st, Gmail’s spam filters seemed to stop working for several users. It appears the problem mainly affected Europe, but users in the U.S. also reported issues. A thread also popped up on Reddit detailing the problem. While some users report that they received an influx of spam, others note that emails that typically land in Gmail’s ‘Updates’ or ‘Promotions’ folders ended up in the primary inbox. A Google spokesperson told Android Police that the company found and fixed the problem. Further, the spokesperson said that Gmail’s anti-malware and harmful content scans remained operational. You can ...