Gmail Spam

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  1. john2006wright macrumors regular

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    Hi,
    I was wondering if anyone knows how to stop my gmail spam from downloading to mail.app. I have an IMAP set up. Its labelled as junk by gmail but I'd rather it stayed on gmail.

    Thanks in advance

    john
     
  2. reclusivemonkey macrumors 6502

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    If you are happy with gmail's spam filtering, you can create a rule which deletes spam automatically.
     
  3. john2006wright thread starter macrumors regular

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    How do i do that? The spam sits in a folder in my gmail account in mail. I can create a rule that deletes my junk mail but my gmail spam does not go there. How I do set a rule for a particular folder. Sorry, I can't figure it out.

    john
     
  4. Mal macrumors 603

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    You make the rule in Gmail's web interface. Just tell it to send messages with the label Junk to the trash.

    jW
     
  5. john2006wright thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hi sorry to be a pain, but I can't work out how to do this. In gmail I go to "settings" and then I cant see a rules option? I've tried "filter" but that doesn't seem appropriate. I want to get rid of the spam folder in the sidebar of mail in my gmail account. I don't want to see the unread spam counter going up all the time until I open it and delete them all.
    Please help

    John
     
  6. reclusivemonkey macrumors 6502

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    Its not totally obvious; set up a filter with "is:spam" in the "Has the words:" box, then tick "Delete it". That works for me, although the odd few don't get deleted for some reason.
     
  7. john2006wright thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the tip. Couldn't find that anywhere on the google help page. Taking a while to the hang of how gmail/mail.app manage my folders on IMAP. Its a bit frustrating
     

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