Gmail, which is one of the most widely used email services in the world, is finally getting rid of the bug which lets spam and junk emails enter the primary Inbox of users. Now, what this essentially means is that anyone who sends in marketing and promotional emails will no longer be seen in the primary inbox and will be found only in the ‘Spam’ folder.
Google issued a statement in which it informed that the firm identified the issue and has also fixed it. It added that the other features such as link protection and download time security scans stayed intact.
“We have identified and since fixed the issue of a small number of promotional emails and spam being incorrectly sent to users’ primary inboxes. During this time, scans to filter malware and the most egregious spam and harmful content remained fully operational. Additionally, Gmail users remained protected by the many other features such as link protection and download time security scans that apply for messages in the inbox,” said the spokesperson to Android Police.
Google, in the statement, has said that none of the Gmail accounts were compromised owing to this bug.
”We have no reason to believe any accounts were compromised as a result. If you happen to notice a suspicious email, we encourage you to report it as spam. More information on how to report spam can be found by visiting our Help Center,” the spokesperson added.
The user can recognize a suspicious link by checking the sender’s email ID, subject of the email as well as the content of the mail.