Spam is different than security. I found Gmail's spam filters to be very good and I've barely gotten any spam. Just flag all spam messages in Gmail. Future ones should be filtered out. Telus's spam filters would have operated in a similar manner. The more messages flagged as spam, the more the filters adapted to block them.
Security wise, Gmail offers more ways to secure your mail account to prevent unauthorized access.
@jackrabbit000 Annoyed about this gmail also. But if you go settings in gmail and find (LABELS) used to be folders you can show them or hide them. I hid everything i don't want. Spam mail is still there in case you want to check once in a while for a missed email. Spam deletes at 30 days. I narrowed the labels to basic only not so cluttered anymore. Remember if you delete the mail in ALL MAIL you delete all mail in the gmail account. That is why i hide that label. Polecat
I too have had a huge increase in spam in the telus webmail and some making it through to my Outlook. Most are coming from something called "offerpartners" which spits out crap for all sorts of retailers like shoppers drug mart,walmart etc.
Started about a week or so ago (over 20 since yesterday alone). Before that I got very few spams in my Telus mail over the years.
My migration day isn't til Sept 29th, hopefully that will fix the issue.
At least in theory if you click on an email in your inbox that you think is spam and drag it to the spam folder Google is supposed to look at it and if they agree they add it to their spam filter. The other way is to create rules to filter your email based on details you specify. You can have stuff go straight to trash if you wish.