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Question: Spam Folder

I'm using High Sierra and in my inbox for email I lost my spam folder that holds all my emails, I also have all my email accounts show up below my inbox with individual junk, spam, drafts, and trash folders. They don't do anything. Any suggestions ?


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Paul

Mac Pro, macOS Sierra (10.12.6), Apogee Symphony 64 / Logic Pro X

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Mar 10, 2018 5:13 PM in response to dialabrain In response to dialabrain

haha That came out wrong, I have an inbox that holds 6 of my mail accounts, below are the drafts folder junk, trash and there should be a spam folder. inside the drafts folder are my drafts from all my 6 accounts. there is no spam folder that will collect spam from all my email accounts. Below my Archives folder are all my email accounts individually, when I highlight the show button all my folders appear. (Junk Spam, Trash Draft and archive folders) I'd like to add one spam folder for all my mailboxes.


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Paul

Mar 10, 2018 5:13 PM

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Mar 10, 2018 10:32 PM in response to applewig In response to applewig

If multiple mails accounts are set up they have their individual default , inbox , sent , archive folders .

There is no such a spam folder using IMAP account .

Artificially create a new mail box in on my Mac section ( example spam 1 ) and then advanced rules can be set the mails coming from recipients .

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Open mail preferences > click on junk mail and check the box of perform custom actions ( click advanced to configure ) , then click on advanced .

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You can set up criteria by clicking on drop down arrows .

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And click on drop down arrow of junk and choose spam 1 folder .


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And click on ok , but by creating this rule will move mails that are as per criteria will move in spam 1 folder , for different mail accounts the same procedure can be applied .

Note : For every individual mail account the spam folder 1 can not be used and you can not club up these mail boxes and cannot create a rule to move different spam mail boxes into a single first mail box named as spam 1.

Mar 10, 2018 10:32 PM

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Mar 11, 2018 12:21 AM in response to tygb In response to tygb

Thanks so much for a way to get spam folders, I would just like to have one spam mailbox that collects spam from my server from all my mailboxes. when I add a new mailbox it comes with draft, junk, sent, trash, and Archive.

All those mailboxes collect from all of my accounts. I'm just trying to create 1 spam folder/mailbox for all my email accounts. I may half to start over and delete my emails and make new ones. Is this possible.

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Paul

Mar 11, 2018 12:21 AM

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Mar 11, 2018 12:48 AM in response to applewig In response to applewig

I'm just trying to create 1 spam folder/mailbox for all my email accounts.

It's not possible because if you are using different mail accounts like gmail , yahoo , any VPN services in your apple mail application they have their individual settings for their inbox , sent , archive or if you create mail boxes .

They can not be mixed with each other so one single spam folder cannot be used for all different mail accounts and you can not control / move / exchange spam mails from yahoo server to google server or at randomly move in your apple mail application .


Mar 11, 2018 12:48 AM

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Mar 11, 2018 8:21 AM in response to tygb In response to tygb

I deleted one of my email mailboxes and then made it again and it was created with a spam folder, How can I move the spam folder to my inbox? the newly created mailbox uses all the other common folders trash, junk, etc, except for the spam folder because I don't have one in my inbox. How do I make a spam folder in my inbox?


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Paul

Mar 11, 2018 8:21 AM

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Mar 11, 2018 8:43 AM in response to applewig In response to applewig

You can not drag and drop spam 1 folder under gmail account or iCloud account ie . under inbox because when you open web mail account by entering gmail address and password there are only inbox , sent and rest that are built by gmail services .

And there is no method to create artificial folders by you in the web mail account .


So when you drag and drop spam 1 folder in inbox section it will revert back in on my Mac section , and the mails coming from the server will come to inbox , if you sent a mail they will be shown in sent folder both in apple mail application and web mail account .

The reason is very clear there was no option to create folder in web mail account .


The apple mail application is just a configuration and whatever in web mail account is created its a carbon copy of settings in the apple mail application .

A screen shot for reference .

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Mar 11, 2018 8:43 AM

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Mar 11, 2018 8:49 AM in response to tygb In response to tygb

That looks like my inbox with all my accounts in one folder like trash, etc. I had a spam folder not on my mac but it was in my inbox. Can you make one spam folder with all your email accounts in it?


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Paul


I'm thinking I might try to restore mail from time machine.

Mar 11, 2018 8:49 AM

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Mar 11, 2018 9:00 AM in response to applewig In response to applewig

I am also using gmail account , iCloud account from years but never seen a spam folder in my inbox section .

Have you gone through these articles Create Folders in Gmail, Subfolders, and Nested Labels

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Mar 11, 2018 9:00 AM

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Mar 12, 2018 8:16 AM in response to tygb In response to tygb

I have everything in my inbox but I can't make a spam folder for it so you can see there is a spam folder for each of my

emails, how do I get the spam folder in with my other folders, Trash, sent, etc.?


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Paul

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Mar 12, 2018 8:16 AM

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Mar 11, 2018 10:07 AM in response to applewig In response to applewig

When I enter in user library select the mail , right click on it - copy it and again right click on paste item the mail data is in V5 folder and is created on the desktop .

And again in mail app click on file > import mail boxes , select apple mail click on continue they will start copying .

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And all mails with spam mail box will be created under on my Mac section using gmail account .

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But not exactly same as with your screen shot - ie under inbox - there are spam folders , either you backed up the data through time machine and that data is stored in mail section , not sure or you used migration assistant to transfer all the data from one machine to another .

Mar 11, 2018 10:07 AM

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Mar 11, 2018 5:20 PM in response to applewig In response to applewig

Please remove the png of all my emails, I didn't mean to post it with all my emails.


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Paul

Mar 11, 2018 5:20 PM

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