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Hi all. My Mail app seems to gather a whole load of Junk Mail. When I try to erase it all, then empty trash, when I go back to the Junk Mail folder, its all there again in Junk!!
Having said all that I have got rid of it all now but I'm not sure how. Continuous deleting and erasing seems to have eventually solved the problem but not the underlying issue. Anybody else suffer from this?
I was using Postbox before but thought I would try Mail again after upgrading to Yosemite. Postbox does not get as much Junk Mail in the Junk Mail folder as Mail does - nowhere near. Where it goes, I have no idea!. So from that perspective I think Postbox is better. However, I like the GUI with Mail being not cluttered and simple folder administration and would prefer to stick with it.
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I use a mail forwarding service with a powerhouse spam filter. The way it works is that I give out my address at the forwarding service, it receives the mail, filters out the crap and forwards the rest to my real email address. The service is called Pobox, and can be found at pobox.com. Costs US$15/year and is totally worth it. I used to check what they were blocking, but never found anything I wanted them NOT to block in the blocked mail, so now I don't bother. If they don't like it, I don't like it.
 

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I use gmail and they have excellent filtering of junk. I always go back and examine what they have filtered out and placed in the junk folder. Over the years I have found very few pieces of real mail that wound up there.
 
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Thanks for your input but, without being too disrespectful to you, I was hoping I would get someone who knew what the problem was rather than just changing email clients. I think apple should be able to sort this. I have already posted something on the Apple forum - but don't hold your breath!
Thanks again.
 

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Do you know whether your account is a POP account or an iMAP account. I wonder if this is a POP account where the settings are telling Mail to leave stuff on the server. Go to Mail Preferences and Click on the Accounts button.

On the left side select one of the accounts that is giving you trouble, then check the settings in the Mailbox Behavior tab. There is a drop down setting there for how often junk is deleted. That may fix the problem.
 
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Thats seems to have solved the problem I untucked store junk messages on the server and reduced the time to one day! Thanks very much Slydude!
 

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I don't know where that brain fart came from. lol Glad it helped.
 

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