I'm using an IMAP mail service (fastmail.fm) which moves Junk email messages to an IMAP folder called "Junk Mail". Outlook archives Junk to "Junk E-Mail".
How do I change Outlook so that it uses the "Junk Mail" folder for Junk instead of the default?
It is much easier to Configure fastmail.fm to save probable spam in the
Junk E-Mail folder Outlook creates than build a custom Outlook configuration.
- Login to fastmail
- Go to
Options > Spam/Virus Protection
- Click on
- Change the destination folder for Probable Spam from
Junk E-Mailand save.
First, delete fastmail's "Junk Mail" folder if it currently exists. Then use the instructions below:
Install Collaboration Data Objects. (Note that it won't install directly - the file you downloaded just unpacks the real installer. Annoying.)
In Outlook, open the Visual Basic editor: either Alt+F11, or Tools - Macro - Visual Basic Editor
In the VB window, go to Tools - References, and enable
CDO 1.2.1 in the list.
On the tree in left side, open Project1 - Microsoft Office Outlook - ThisOutlookSession, and paste this script (original source) to the window that opens:
Sub CDORenameFolder() Dim outlookApp As Outlook.Application Dim cdoSession As MAPI.Session Dim folder As Outlook.MAPIFolder Dim cdoFolder As MAPI.folder Dim newName As String Set outlookApp = New Outlook.Application Set cdoSession = New MAPI.Session cdoSession.Logon ShowDialog:=False, NewSession:=False Set folder = outlookApp.Session.PickFolder() Set cdoFolder = cdoSession.GetFolder(folder.EntryID, folder.StoreID) newName = InputBox("Rename '" + cdoFolder.Name + "' to:", "Rename folder", cdoFolder.Name) If newName <> "" Then cdoFolder.Name = newName cdoFolder.Update End If cdoSession.Logoff Set cdoSession = Nothing Set outlookApp = Nothing End Sub
Press F5 (or Run - Run Sub), and run the
ThisOutlookSession.CDORenameFolder macro. A folder selection window should pop up. Under your IMAP account, choose the "Junk E-mail" folder (the one created by Outlook) and click OK.
(If you get "User-defined type not defined", then you forgot to install and/or activate CDO.)
Yes, that is exactly why I hate Outlook now.