Filter Spam by Language in Gmail

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I’ve been forwarding my personal email to Gmail for a few years now. Google’s anti-spam has been pretty amazing. Lately I’ve been noticing Russian spam getting through. I couldn’t create a filter based upon charset, but found another solution which seems to work great so far:

Creating a Russian-language filter in Gmail:

1. Click “Create Filter” located at the top of your Inbox
2. In the “Has the words:” field, enter: lang:Russian
3. Select “Delete it” within the Action List, and (if you have existing Russian Spam) select: “Apply Filter to Conversations below”
4. Click “Create Filter”

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