Am I missing something here?
Gmail now puts my email arriving in Gmail now has "***SPAM***" in the subject line of junk mail which makes it very visually identifiable to a human. It seems to be entirely accurate so far in what it marks in that fashion really being crap.
However when I decide to trust it and set up a filter to fling all those messages into my SPAM folder so I never have to look at them, it appears that the asterisks are some sort of wildcard and I can’t make a query to identify those messages without grabbing everything that has "spam" in the subject (e.g. "Re: your question about spam filtering").
Was someone at Google just not thinking? Or being too obscurely clever for the rest of us to follow? Tips appreciated.
Kevin set me straight. (Thanks!) It must be coming from the TextDrive mail handler, so it’s a case of incompatibility between their flagging and Gmail’s search functions. I’ll put in a request for a change for a different typographic treatment when the flag gets added.