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Thu Jan 30, 2020, 12:37 PM

Outlook Question on Spam/Junk Email Management [Office 365 (subscription)]

If I delete the folder contents for spam and junk, will I lose the incoming filtering database that shuttles spam/junk to these folders?

I have accumulated a few thousand unread messages in the Spam/Junk folders, probably a few more hundreds that are tagged as read.

I think deleting the emails would probably speed up sign-in and overall performance in the app, but I don't want to have to reteach what is spam/junk.

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Reply Outlook Question on Spam/Junk Email Management [Office 365 (subscription)] (Original post)
OAITW r.2.0 Jan 2020 OP
hlthe2b Jan 2020 #1
OAITW r.2.0 Jan 2020 #5
CloudWatcher Jan 2020 #2
OAITW r.2.0 Jan 2020 #3
ManiacJoe Jan 2020 #4

Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2020, 12:46 PM

1. Not if you delete the contents. Deleting the entire folder that houses the contents... maybe

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 30, 2020, 08:12 PM

5. Agreed. Easy to do a mass delete on individual emails.

The folder remains. Deleting the folder would probably reigger a rebuild, I would think.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2020, 12:50 PM

2. Nuke 'em

I know nothing about Outlook or it's implementation, but in general ... once junk email is flagged as junk you can delete it. You don't need to keep the junk email for training.

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Response to CloudWatcher (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 30, 2020, 05:07 PM

3. That's what I think too.

Nuke 'Em it is!

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2020, 07:14 PM

4. Good answers from both hlthe2b and CloudWatcher.

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