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Create an indexable junk mail folder Apps
I was hoping that Panther would add support for indexing of the junk mail folder (so that the search function would work on junk messages), but the product team has again decided to prevent it.

So for that once-a-week (for me, anyway) occurrence where the junk filter eats an email that isn't junk, I just changed the rule so that "junk" mail go into a new mail folder ("junque") that I created. This way, I can quickly find the lost mail without having to read about viagra and mortgage rates for 10 minutes.
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Create an indexable junk mail folder
Authored by: sophistry on Nov 17, '03 11:42:47AM

Why don't you just put your search terms into an exception to the Junk Mail filter. For instance, put your filter with search terms you usually use before the junk mail filter. Then choose "Stop evaluating" as the last of of the actions in the rule. Then move the rule so it executes before the junk mail rule.


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Create an indexable junk mail folder
Authored by: bakalite on Nov 18, '03 12:03:33AM

Because you don't know in advance that you'll be buying a product from XYZ merchant or signing up to the American Debate forum. However, when you do, the message you need invariably gets tagged as junk and you have to go hunt it down.

The question is, if the junk mail doesn't go into the junk folder, does mail still use it to evaluate what is and isn't junk? Also, how long is it going to take for mail to figure out that any message with the word curn in it is junk?

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Ability to mark as junk might be lost
Authored by: echo on Nov 18, '03 03:49:51AM

I discovered back in Jaguar, if the Junk mailbox is bypassed by routing junk mail to the trash or automatically deleting it, the ability to mark as junk is lost. The file ~/Library/Mail/LSMMap was no longer written to.

I'd assume this might be true when routing junk to another folder, and you might want to test if your LSMMap2 (the new file for Panther) is being written to.

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