[Spambayes] You CAN move spam to "deleted items"

Marc 'Merlin' Mauss marc at shadowriders.org
Wed Feb 4 10:22:24 EST 2004

In your FAQ, you state:

"3.11   Why can't I set spam to be moved to the Deleted Items folder?
The problem with this is that you can also set SpamBayes to train all
messages moved to the designated spam folder. If you set the deleted items
folder as the spam folder (early versions of the plug-in allowed this), then
all messages that you delete would be trained as spam.

To get this restriction removed, you'll have to convince the developers that
there is a way to do this without confusing people - for example, if we let
you choose the deleted items folder as the spam folder, only if the
'incremental training' option was off, people would get confused about why
it sometimes works and sometimes doesn't.

Note that Outlook 2003 has a "Junk Mail" folder that has many of the deleted
items folder's properties, and you can get SpamBayes to move spam to this
folder. You may also find some good advice in the answer to the question
about getting SpamBayes to delete spam."

There is a very simple way to work with this.  Specify a sub-folder within
"Deleted Items" as the spam folder.  That way, only items in the sub-folder
will be trained as spam, yet they will be removed when you "empty deleted

Marc "Merlin" Mauss
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