Can rules be applied to the Junk E-mail folder?

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Epy

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Trying to see if we can apply rules to this folder so that we can provide additional filtering in addition what the GFI software we have installed on our server does. Alternatively, we need a way to apply rules to ALL incoming mail and then specify which folder to move them to.

As I understand it, the Junk Email filter is run first and then once something is marked as spam, that's the last action that's taken and no more rules are applied.

Thanks in advance!
 

Epy

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Rather, the better question is, if I made a rule that's applied to messages as they arrive, would it run first or would the junk e-mail filter catch it first? I'm trying to test this out myself but I don't get much spam at all personally.
 

Diane Poremsky

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The junk filter runs first, then rules wizard. (This behavior was introduced in Outlook 2003 SP1. )

If junk mail is light and its catching good mail that should be processed by rules, turn the junk filter off. (The blocked list will still work if junk filter is set to no filtering).

If its catching all the spam that gets past GFI but also gets a few good messages, keep your current junk mail settings and safe list addresses.
 
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