Creating filters is possibly one of the most important things you can do to manage your email effectively. There are many options for creating filters, including setting mail to skip the inbox, avoid being sent to spam, to automatically be sent to spam, to apply certain labels, to be automatically shown as "Read," and many more. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the various options that are available.
In the following example, you are trying to create a filter that prevents mail being sent from Westlaw from being flagged as spam and potentially lost:
Now no mail from thomsonreuters.com (i.e. Westlaw) will be flagged as spam. (Students, you may want to create similar filters for examsoft.com, umn.edu, and other domains from which you need to receive important communications.)