IMAP folder "Spam" doesn't work anymore
Thread poster: Steffen Pollex

Steffen Pollex  Identity Verified
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Dec 7, 2007


A few days ago, I seem to have unwillingly deleted the Spam folder from one of my IMAP email accounts in Outlook Express.

Obviously, I have clicked "Yes", instead of "No" when I was asked if I relly want to delete the folder.

To go back to the previous state, I have entirely removed the related IMAP account from my OE directory, and then created it again and downloaded the related folders from the server.

I did so earlier, and it always worked flawlessly.

This time, after the folder download, the folder previously named "Spam" appeared as "SPAM" (capital letters).

And what's surprising: There are not any mails anymore in this folder.

Before, I had 20-50 mails in this folder every day. All emails from email accounts like YAHOO or HOTMAIL were going to this folder before.

So, I wonder what is going wrong and what I can do about it, because I fear I do not get any mails from my contacts with yahoo or hotmail accounts, not because they do not write me, but because something is wrong with the SPAM folder.

Any ideas?

Thank you in advance



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