Yahoo uses the name Bulk Mail for it's spam folder, when connecting via IMAP.

However, Outlook 2007 by default uses the name Junk E-mail.

So whenever I connect to my Yahoo email account with Outlook, it makes this folder, which then appears on ymail.com in the web interface.

How can I make Outlook understand that it should use the Bulk Mail folder instead? (Thunderbird has a feature to customize the name of the spam folder, but I cannot find it on Outlook.)

  • When did Yahoo start allowing IMAP? – Zoredache Mar 24 '12 at 3:44
  • Do you have a premium account, or free? – cutrightjm Apr 24 '12 at 23:26
  • @ekaj - It's a free account. – user74328 Apr 25 '12 at 14:47

From what I have read and discovered, this isn't possible. My suggestion is to change the Yahoo! Spam folder to Junk E-Mail (I believe this is possible), which will avoid extra folders being created.

I am surprised Microsoft hasn't added a way by now to disable the Junk Email folder..

  • Sadly, I think you may be right. – user74328 Apr 25 '12 at 14:53

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