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4.6.6   Switching From the Spam Mailbox to the Junk Mailbox

With earlier versions of SpamSieve, we recommended configuring Apple Mail to move the spam messages caught by SpamSieve to a Spam mailbox under On My Mac. This was for several reasons:

With SpamSieve 2.9.45 and later, we recommend using the Junk mailbox instead:

New installations of SpamSieve will use the Junk mailbox by default, and the Setting Up Apple Mail instructions have been updated to reflect this.

If you are already using SpamSieve with a Spam mailbox and are not encountering the bugs mentioned above, you can continue with your current setup. It will keep working the same way as before, without your having to change anything.

If you want, you can switch an existing SpamSieve installation (on macOS 10.11 or later) from Spam to Junk:

  1. Choose Install Apple Mail Plug-In from the SpamSieve menu to make sure that you have the latest version of the plug-in. Restart your Mac.
  2. Open Mail’s Preferences window, click on Rules, and open the SpamSieve rule. Where it says Move Message, change the mailbox from Spam to the special All Junk or top-level Junk mailbox.
  3. Make sure that Mail is set to use a Junk mailbox on the server.
  4. Choose SpamSieve - Change Settings from the Message menu in Mail. When it asks if you want Train as Spam to use the special Junk mailbox, click Yes.
  5. If you are using any extra SpamSieve AppleScripts, such as Apple Mail - Remote Training or Apple Mail - SaneBox, update them to the latest versions. If you are using the Apple Mail - Server Junk Mailbox script, switch to the new Apple Mail - Rescue Good Messages script.
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