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10.3: A fix for a junk mail filtering issue Apps
Recently I cleaned up some of my mail prefs and auto-junk filtering stopped working. If I manually marked a message as Junk, it would go to the Junk box, but messages marked as Junk when downloaded would stay in my Inbox.

Deleting prefs and resetting Junk didn't help. What I finally discovered is that if you have no rules at all in your rules list (or one that says "Stop Evaluating Rules"), the Junk rule won't be auto-run either. It now runs after the other rules (whereas it used to run before), and if there are no other rules, then there is no "after" either.

When I created a dummy rule (I even unchecked the "Active" box), Junk automagically started working again.
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10.3: A fix for a junk mail filtering issue
Authored by: on Jan 06, '04 11:21:49AM

I had the same problem and reported it as a bug... then I found a workaround.

Make your own Rule that mimics the Junk rule and place it first in your list of rules.

To see the junk rules click the Advanced... button on the Junk Mail preferences pane.

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10.3: A fix for a junk mail filtering issue
Authored by: clarityprod on Jan 09, '04 07:27:31PM

well with me Junk wasnt working except for color coding the inbox email so you knew what it was considering Junk. After toying with why it didn't want to work right off the top I started trainning it. When something was junk I told it it was. After a week of that I set the junk to do what I wanted it to do and its worked perfectly ever since. I had no rules set up at that time either. It seems it wants to be trained so you are not deleting important email by mistake with the Junk filter. Im sure that the problem lies in the file that mail keeps in the system telling it how to respond and once it has a list to operate from then it can work as you like. You guys just figured out a work around. Good job none the less.


kenneth bailey
Clarity Production LLC

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