Email Public Junk Folder


(Wayne Bilger) #1

For our webmail users, they each have their own Junk folder.
By default there was a Shared Junk mailbox.
I am just wondering what the difference is as far as Spam learning. If the users moves their spam into their personal junk folder, does the spam system ‘learn’? What is the difference with the shared Junk folder, or should they be moving spam there to ‘learn’. If there is no difference, can I safely delete the shared Junk mailbox.

(Davide Principi) #2

Yes, please delete it because it should not be there! It’s a bug :wink:

(Wayne Bilger) #3

I just tried, and it does not let me.
from Management->Shared mailboxes, Actions->Delete, and the spinning timer comes up, then nothing happens. There are viewers logged into their webmail using WebTop, is that why?

(Davide Principi) #4

I’ve seen that “Junk” shared mailbox in the past, but never investigated its origin. You can ignore it safely, but I agree it’s ugly and should not appear…

Card added (soon-to-become an issue):

(Wayne Bilger) #5

And confusing for the users, as they are unsure to move Junk to there or not. They don’t have permission by default, so it is not a major issue.
I also cannot rename the Shared ‘Junk’ folder. If I try to rename, it gives me a red box at top with the triangle !, and says ‘Owner groups’ (link) and ’ Not a collection’ below it.

(Davide Principi) #6

It can be removed. The path should be


(Wayne Bilger) #7

Ok, thanks. I just deleted it with CLI.

(Wayne Bilger) #8

So, the Public Junk folder is back today.
I deleted the /var/lib/nethserver/vmail/vmail/Maildir/.Junk using the CLI yesterday, and it was gone from WebTop, but this morning it is back. Looks like the folder was recreated at 3:12am.

(Davide Principi) #9

The Junk (or junkmail - on ns6 upgraded systems) appears when the daily nethserver-mail-spam-expunge job runs.

Filed a bug here

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