Change default Junk E-Mail folder

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David Rahrer

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This is one of those "pull your hair out" moments for me. In past versions of Outlook, you could select a different folder to use as the junk e-mail folder. I am connecting to a standard IMAP server (privately run) and the junk folder is set as "junk" and can't be changed as it is part of an automated spam filter system on the server. I researched this some time ago and found, on the main Slipstick site I believe, reference to some sort of software that let you make changes to some bits of Outlook and it was specifically offered as a solution to this issue. I thought I saved the URL but I have not been able to find it and now I cannot find the reference again either.

If anyone either knows of the software I am talking about (I think it was free) or any other way to accomplish this task, I would be very grateful if you could share. Currently the "junk" folder shows up in Outlook 2013 along with the default Junk E-Mail folder that Outlook creates.

Thanks!
 

Diane Poremsky

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David Rahrer

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Thanks for the quick reply. There is no webmail set up but Thunderbird seems to use it. I wonder what part of the configs on that server tell the client what the folders are used for. I think the software was either a developer tool or something created by a developer to mess with the internal settings of Outlook. It was very late when I finally stopped looking but I don't think I dreamed it, lol. Outlook shows the folder but it also shows it's own and wants to use the latter.
 

David Rahrer

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Well, I still don't know if it will help but I finally found the software I mentioned. It took some heavy searching through my search history. I have well marked it and will check it out tomorrow. I'll report back if you like. Have you heard of it?
 

Diane Poremsky

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oh, mfcmapi. I thought about that one, but I don't think you can use it to remap the junk folder, although I never looked to do that. It can delete the default folders but outlook will just recreate them.
 

David Rahrer

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Well no luck with that, at least I couldn't see any way it would do it. I did check the server (I have access) and the Dovecot config has the Junk folder defined and listed as "auto = subscribe" so it seems it should be telling Outlook what to do.

mailbox Junk {
auto = subscribe
special_use = \Junk
}

In the mail storage folders on the server, it has the correct ".Junk" folder and also the Outlook created ".Junk E-mail" folder. There appears to be no way to delete the latter from Outlook or change it to use the former either.
 

Diane Poremsky

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Office 365 Exchange
Can you can dovecot to use the junk folder outlook uses? If the server's filter uses the folder dovecot identifies for junk, it should work.
 
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