The only reason I even go into the spam folder in thunderbird is to
make sure there's nothing there that's been misclassified as spam
that should've come to my inbox. I usually go in every couple of
days and delete what's there because I can sometimes get a couple of
hundred spam messages a day and I'd hate to have to go through that
many messages looking for legitimate messages if I let them build up
any longer than that. I just wonder why this problem just started
recently when I've actually been using gmail for quite a while.
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On 9/16/2020 12:59 PM, Brian Vogel
It's neither a Gmail problem nor a Thunderbird problem.
Gmail has some of the best spam filtering in the business, and
it's doing with spam exactly what it should do - classifying it as
such and moving those messages to the spam folder.
Gmail itself will, as Gene has noted, purge off anything in the
spam folder that's older than 30 days each and every day, and that
will be purged out of your spam folder under Thunderbird as well
provided you're using IMAP access to your account, which has been
the Gmail default access method for years now.
Neither Gmail nor Thunderbird have any ability to prevent you from
getting spam nor to control the volume of spam you receive. What
they can do is filter/classify it appropriately and move it to a
folder where it will not be a nuisance in daily life.
It is a good idea to check one's spam folder daily for any
possible "not spam" messages that may have been classified as such
incorrectly. But I have not had Gmail do this to me for many
years, and that's on multiple accounts.
Brian - Windows 10
Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041
remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs -
they rarely fail in continuous use and usually go pop when
turned off and on.
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