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Wednesday, June 8th, 2022 12:17 AM

Suddenly see "Bulk" and "Bulk Mail" folders for each of my att.net IMAP accounts in Outlook

I just noticed that I now have a "Bulk" and "Bulk Mail" folder underneath each of my IMAP accounts in Outlook.  Seems new junk goes into "Bulk", but that folder doesn't have an "Empty folder" option, so I need to delete one by one.  Strangely, some of these junk emails went to BOTH folders.  What is Yahoo / AT&T doing with the mail servers the past few days???  Can I safely just remove the "Bulk" folder?  I never understood why I have no "Junk" folder, but just a "Bulk Mail" (and now "Bulk") folder!

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Experienced this also and would appreciate an answer to the OP.  Thank you.

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2 years ago

We're happy to help with your email questions, @HalMemphis.

 

I submitted a ticket for this issue to be researched. Please check back with us later for an update. Let us know if you have any other questions or concerns.

 

Thank you for contacting the AT&T Community Forums Team.

 

Elmi, AT&T Community Specialist.

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2 years ago

Yes, looking forward to a response. I'm seeing the 2 separate folders for every att.net account on all of our PC's with Outlook.

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2 years ago

Would like to remove the "Bulk" folder for spam emails which does not disable the links in the emails.

Would like all spam emails to go to the "Bulk Mail" folder which does disable links in the email, as to not infect my laptop when deleting.

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We're here to assist with your email, @DataLady37!

 

Can you please inform us of how are you accessing your email? Such as Yahoo, Apple Mac, or Thunderbird. This information is vital to us providing you with a resolution.

 

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

CalebP, AT&T Community Specialist 

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2 years ago

In addition to Data Lady's response, I wanted to add I noticed these two folders appear out of the blue, unannounced, this week on Apple mail client and Outlook.  Thank you.

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OP here - I access email with Outlook across 3 different PC's, and I've noticed the emergence of the new "Bulk" folder across all PC's.  The "Bulk" folder does not seem to disable links or have an "Empty Folder" option, while the original "Bulk Mail" folder does.  So for behavior of the emails, "Bulk Mail" acts more like what I would expect.  However, any new 'spam' goes directly to the "Bulk" folder.  If I find an email in my Inbox and then manually right-click ==> Block Sender, that email goes to "Bulk Mail".  It's the newly created "Bulk" folder that I don't want or need.  And any new spam should go directly to "Bulk Mail".  I don't care about the folders on my iPhone (Apple mail) client since I rarely act on or manage email from my phone.  Thank you.

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2 years ago

I think the logical explanation is that we have two incredibly flaky pieces of software, Outlook and Yahoo Mail and no telling why either one does the bizarre things they do.

All of my Outlook IMAP setups have always called the Yahoo Spam folder as "Bulk". 

Thunderbird has also always called it Bulk (and in case you're wondering, no Bulk Mail folder has yet to appear in my Thunderbird installations).

Are either of you Bobinator over on techguy.org? 

His scenario is the opposite of yours but matches my experience, that Bulk was always Spam.

Regardless, for reasons unknown (because Yahoo) the two pieces of software conspired under the cover of darkness to change the folder relationship and the other version of a bulk folder appeared. 

But as I'm fond of saying, a new bizarre Yahoo issue so it must be just another day that ends in "y".

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@tonydi then is there a way to set up my Yahoo Mail (through the web) to route SPAM mails to the 'BULK MAIL' folder in my Outlook (instead of to 'BULK')?  That would solve all my problems.  Thanks.

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Not in Yahoo Mail but I suppose you could write a filter for Outlook to do the move when it pulls down the email. 

I'm not sure I'd get too invested in chasing this because if this is yet another "oops" issue at Yahoo it could just as easily revert back to the way it was before.

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