I'll get this out of the way first: it's not that it doesn't send spam to the spam or trash folder! That isn't my complaint. I had two gmail accounts. I believe I actually started "B" because of spam. At any rate, B became my preferred account. I started getting a lot of spam, kept creating filters and it went to zero for months and months, and I mean not even any in the spam folder nor any in the "A" account coincidently. Then six to eight weeks ago A went spam crazy so I just closed the account. This week B has gone crazy with spam after months of freedom from. Is there any means to cut this off at the pass so I don't even get it in the spam folder? Why was I able to stop it months ago or was that just luck? I know they recently shut down some spam servers but these events were before that. Have no idea of course how the spammers found the address! Thank you! I edit! Wow I just read the article by Chiron below. That should help!