Posted 23 September 2008 - 08:56 PM
Let's start with the easy one.
Open Thunderbird, on the menu bar click - Tools - Account Settings
In the left pane you will see your email account. Under that account
you will see "Junk Settings".
Check the first box - "Enable adaptive junk mail ..."
Check the box - "Move new junk to ..."
Check the circle - "Junk" folder on:
The drop down box should read "Local Folders"
Click "OK" and you should now have a "Junk" folder under your inbox.
Now when you receive mail you mark the spam by clicking the message
and then clicking the "Junk" icon. TB will start learning and soon start
putting those mails in the "Junk" folder for you to make sure a legitimate
mail didn't get flagged. If it does you just click on the message and then
a little box - "Not Junk".
Try that out for a while and see how it works for you. If you still feel
that you need to create filters just post back. Filters are a bit more
difficult to set up.
For what it's worth, I have 5 accounts and only occasionally does a
junk mail get in. With no separate filters.
Current systems: WHAT OS, BackTrack-raw, PCLinuxOS, Peppermint OS 6, Kali Linux
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