[Spambayes] missing feature
T.A.Meyer at massey.ac.nz
Wed Jul 27 06:52:58 CEST 2005
> On one of my pc's which has Outlook2003, I can right click
> the Junk E-Mail folder and it allows me to "Empty Junk Email"
> folder. However, on another pc which has Outlook2000, I cannot
> perform this task.
This is actually something that Microsoft added to Outlook 2003 (it's not in 2002, either). They added a "Junk E-Mail" folder, and added the custom delete item to the context menu. All we did was default to using the same name, so that we'll use that folder if it's there, so that we get the advantage of this.
I don't think it's possible to add an item to a context menu in Outlook, so this isn't something we can add for users of older Outlook versions. SpamBayes 1.1 (1.1a1 is out now) does have a "Empty Spam Folder" item from the SpamBayes menu on the toolbar, which is about as good as we can get.
> I must delete these messages manually and then have to
> remove them again from the deleted items folder.
If you hold down shift when you delete mail, it will be immediately deleted and not moved to the Deleted Items folder (this is true with or without SpamBayes). Of course, you can't change your mind if you do this, so use at your own risk.
> Is this a potential problem or did I not configure it
It's not really a problem - perhaps slightly more hassle, but there's limits to what we can do, unfortunately. Outlook does have an "AutoArchive" facility that you can use to automatically clear out messages from the Junk folder, if that would be of use. (Outlook help has more about it; I don't use it personally).
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