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4.6.8   Changing the Name of the Spam Mailbox

We recommend having SpamSieve move your spam messages to Mail’s special Junk mailbox, but it is also possible to change this:

  1. Change the mailbox where SpamSieve moves incoming spam messages:

    1. If your preferred mailbox does not exist yet, choose Mailbox ‣ New Mailbox… to create it.
    2. Open the SpamSieve rule in Mail’s preferences and choose that mailbox from the pop-up menu next to Move Messages.
  2. Change the mailbox for manually trained spam messages, i.e. when you use the SpamSieve - Train as Spam command:

    1. Choose SpamSieve - Change Settings from Mail’s Message menu.

    2. When it asks if you want to use the special Junk mailbox, click No. When prompted, enter the new mailbox name. If a top-level mailbox with this name does not exist, SpamSieve will create one when you train a message as spam.

      Note: This does not have to be the same name as in Step 1. In other words, you can have separate mailboxes for automatically caught vs. manually trained spam messages if you want. Some people like to enter Deleted Messages so that messages trained as spam are moved directly to the trash.

  3. If you are using the Apple Mail - Remote Training, Apple Mail - SaneBox, or Apple Mail - Server Junk Mailbox script, you may want to modify the top of the script to tell it to use your new mailbox name.

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