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4.3   Automatically Deleting Old Spam Messages

You can set your mail program to automatically delete old spam messages. However, if you do this, you should still review your spam messages to make sure that no good messages are deleted. Not only would you lose such messages if you don’t correct all the mistakes, but SpamSieve would also incorrectly learn that they are spam, leading to more mistakes in the future.

Apple Mail

We recommend Switching From the Spam Mailbox to the Junk Mailbox. Then:

Entourage

You can set Entourage so that when it quits it will delete all the spam messages that are older than 7 days (or whichever interval you choose):

  1. Choose Tools ‣ Run Schedule ‣ Edit Schedules.
  2. Click the New button to create a schedule.
  3. Set the name of the schedule to Delete Old Spam, the When to On Quit, and the Action to Delete Junk Mail from Junk E-mail (On My Computer).
  4. Click OK to close the dialog.

Outlook 365

Outlook 365 does not support schedules.

Outlook 2011

You can set Outlook so that when it quits it will delete all the spam messages that are older than 7 days (or whichever interval you choose):

  1. Choose Tools ‣ Run Schedule ‣ Edit Schedules….
  2. Click the + button to create a schedule.
  3. Set the name of the schedule to Delete Old Spam, the When to On Quit, and the Action to Delete Junk Mail from Junk E-mail (On My Computer).
  4. Click OK to close the dialog.

Postbox

See the Automatically delete junk mail older than setting in the Accounts preferences.

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