IMAP and junk mail filter


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Thorbjorn Sundboe

Hi,

I have recently been changing my mail accounts from POP to IMAP. I realize
that I loose the capability of using the Outlook junk mail filter when doing
this; I assume everything happens locally. I have been defining message
rules on the IMAP server but they are limited and not as good as the junk
mail filter in Outlook. Is there any way of utilizing the filter when using
IMAP?

Thanks, Thorbjorn
 
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Brian Tillman

Thorbjorn Sundboe said:
I have recently been changing my mail accounts from POP to IMAP. I
realize that I loose the capability of using the Outlook junk mail
filter when doing this; I assume everything happens locally. I have
been defining message rules on the IMAP server but they are limited
and not as good as the junk mail filter in Outlook. Is there any way
of utilizing the filter when using IMAP?

According to Microsoft, the Junk E-mail filter is supposed to work on IMAP
accounts if you download the entire message, however, I can no longer find
the article that claims this, although the following article alludes to it:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HP012300311033.aspx?pid=CH100777011033,
as does this one:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HP010400921033.aspx?pid=CH063564711033 .
IMAP is the "poor relation" when it comes to accounts in Outlook.
 
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Thorbjorn Sundboe

According to Microsoft, the Junk E-mail filter is supposed to work on IMAP
accounts if you download the entire message, however, I can no longer find
the article that claims this, although the following article alludes to
it:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HP012300311033.aspx?pid=CH100777011033,
as does this one:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HP010400921033.aspx?pid=CH063564711033 .
IMAP is the "poor relation" when it comes to accounts in Outlook.

Hm. I always fully download the messages from the server. The problem is
testing whether the junk mail filter is actually in use with IMAP accounts.
I changed from POP to IMAP at the same time as I changed my email-provider.
I now have the impression that I get more junk than before, but of course
this may be related to the amount og junk being stopped by my new
provider...

Thanks anyway!

Cheers, Thorbjorn
 

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