Apple Mail's spam folder

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by hit2cho, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. hit2cho macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2008
    Los Angeles
    whenever i receive a spam message in my gmail account, apple Mail counts it as a message and is included in the 'spam' folder underneath the 'gmail' tab on the bottom-left hand side. so Mail prompts me that i have received a new message. it gets annoying after a couple of these per day. is there any way to rid myself of the spam folder in Mail? i tried to simply delete the spam folder, but i received the error stating that the internal folder could not be deleted. is there any other way to rid myself of this or to block the messages entering the spam folder in gmail from being displayed in Mail? thanks..
  2. bloogersnigen macrumors regular


    May 15, 2005
    Wherever the water flows
    I assume you are using IMAP?
    If so continue:
    Select the spam folder (the one under the gmail tab) go to mailbox (in the menubar)>use this mailbox for>Junk
    That should sync your gmail spam with your mac span and make it all work together. You can do this with trash and sent, etc.
    I hope this is the problem you are talking about.
    If you don't want to do this:
    Go to gmail settings (in your browser)>labs>enable advanced IMAP settings
    settings>advanced IMAP settings>uncheck the checkbox by the appropriate mailbox.

    ignore everything I said if your are not using gmail through IMAP
  3. hit2cho thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2008
    Los Angeles
    great--i am using IMAP. instructions were perfect. thanks.

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