Proper use of junk mail feature?

Billie Erin Walsh bilwalsh at
Sun Mar 22 04:29:41 UTC 2009

Steven Vollom wrote:
> I am getting unwanted mail, for the first time in large quantities.  In 
> Thunderbird, I click on the flame button to identify and allow TBird to 
> learn.  If that is the correct process, what do I do with the unwanted 
> mail?  Must I keep a folder containing the junk or does the flame 
> reference provide the proper teaching tool for TBird? Or does the 
> learning tool require that I keep junk in a folder to be able to 
> remember it is junk? 
> If I mark an address as junk, is there a way to have the marked email go 
> to the appropriate folder automatically once identified as junk ? Where 
> is the best place to locate the folder?  Or can I just delete it after 
> it has been identified?  If deleting it is the best solution, can this 
> be accomplished automatically deleting the item once it has been 
> identified as junk?
> I don't know how this feature works, and my search hasn't shown the 
> answer.  I am learning how to post my questions better now and have 
> failed on this one.  TIA.
> Steven
In Thunderbird:

Edit > Preferences > Privacy tab > Junk tab

Make your choices

Edit > Account Settings > (You account) > Junk Mail in both places

Make your settings.


Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans.

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