Webmail providers such as Gmail and Hotmail automatically filter out unwanted email messages with the help of algorithms and make sure that they do not end up in the default Inbox folder.
These unwanted email messages are automatically removed from the Inbox folder and sent to a folder called Junk or Spam. If an email message is accidentally moved to the Junk or Spam folder (happens quite often), it can be found in the Spam or Junk folder.
On your iPhone, if you are using the default Mail app or using a third-party email management app installed from the Store, the app displays emails in the Inbox folder by default so that you can view emails important to you. At times, your webmail service might wrongly classify a legitimate email as junk and move it to the Junk or Spam email folder.
This guide will show you how to find and view the Junk or Spam email folder on iPhone.
Find Junk or Spam email folder in iPhone Mail app
Step 1: Open the Mail app.
Step 2: Tap on the Mailboxes link in the upper left corner to open Mailboxes.
Step 3: The Mailboxes page shows all email accounts added to the Mail app. Here, you can find the Junk or Spam folder along with other folders such as Draft and Sent.
Step 4: Tap on the Spam or Junk folder to view emails in the folder.
To view the emails in the Inbox folder, tap on the Inbox.
Find and view Junk or Spam folder in the Outlook app on iPhone
If you have been using Microsoft’s Outlook app to manage emails on your iPhone, use this guide to find and view Spam or Junk email folder.
Step 1: Open the Outlook app.
Step 2: Swipe from the left edge of the screen or tap on the Inbox (refer to the picture below) to view all email accounts added to the Outlook app.
Step 3: The same page shows all folders, including the Junk or Spam folder. Tap on the Spam or Junk folder to view emails.
If you have added multiple email accounts to Outlook, you need to tap on an email account to view the respective Junk or Spam folder.
Find and view Gmail Spam email messages on iPhone
Step 1: Open the Gmail app.
Step 2: Tap the icon of three lines (located top left of the screen) to open the main menu.
Step 3: Here, you find all folders in your Gmail account, including the Spam folder. Tap on the Spam folder to view all email messages in the Spam folder.
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