Using GMail, SpamSieve 2.8.4, Mail.app 4.4 & IMAP under OSX 10.6.6…
I’ve just switched to Mail.app and IMAP after about 20 years of using Eudora and POP. I’m finding the transition a little rocky, but at least SpamSieve is still rocking!
I’ve noticed a behavior that is troubling me and I don’t know if it’s a setup problem, or just the way things are supposed to work. I like how Gmail’s server-side filters catch the bulk of the really nasty spam. I can check Gmail’s spam folder via Mail–no problem.
I use SpamSieve to catch the ‘wanted’ spam–bulk marketing emails, etc. etc. I think I’ve followed the instructions for setting things up properly. Most of the bulk mail is properly caught and transferred to a “Junk” folder “On My Mac”. Training moves messages to that folder appropriately. Mail’s built-in junk handling is turned off entirely. I generally delete the messages after scanning them. Everything seems to be working fine within Mail itself.
My problem is that the ‘wanted’ spam shows as unread AND unlabeled when looking at my mail using Gmail on the web. It is NOT deleted, nor is there any ‘Inbox’ label applied to the messages.
Is there any way to configure Gmail, Mail, and SpamSieve to continue to sort my ‘wanted’ spam, yet delete it online when I delete it from within Mail.app?
Thoughts and suggestions welcome!