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Is it possible to do this?

I'm using Outlook with my GMail account, and as such I don't really need/want the Junk E-mail folder as GMail does a sufficiently good job in filtering out the spam.

I've tried using both another email client (Thunderbird) and the GMail web app to remove the folder, but Outlook just recreates it the next time it starts up.

If I can't remove it, is there a way to map the folder Outlook is using to the GMail/Spam folder instead?

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You can't just ignore it? – marcusw May 11 '10 at 21:02
Yes, this can't be deleted. It's built into Outlook. I have had this same issue and I just ignore it... If I do think something went into junk that I want, I go straight to the Gmail site to check... – nicorellius May 12 '10 at 0:04
I certainly can just ignore it, but I thought I'd check just on the off chance there was some configurability and/or 3rd party app I'd missed – BenA May 12 '10 at 8:13
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As far as I understand you can't delete the Junk E-mail folder since it's a system folder that Outlook uses (like Inbox, Deleted Items, Sent Items).

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