Proper use of junk mail feature?

Steven Vollom stevenvollom at
Sun Mar 22 11:55:25 UTC 2009

Billie Erin Walsh wrote:
> 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.
Thanks Billie, I did that, but am confused whether to move to a folder 
or delete, of the two choices.  If I choose to delete, do I lose the 
learning protection?  I chose the other option to go to a folder, in 
case that was necessary to have the filter work properly, but I actually 
would prefer deleting them if they are still remembered as junk.  I hope 
I am making myself clear.  Thanks friend.


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