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I have searched on here first, and could not find anything that DIRECTLY answers my request.

Prior to Yahoo! putting a new paintjob on the ATT.net email web interface, there use to be options to have ALL email (good and SPAM) email forwarded to another email address, and the original copy on att.net deleted.

Could someone please guide me to where this exists now. I am able to forward the email, however a copy remains on att.net and its not grabbing the SPAM either (which could be a legitimate email, which is why I want EVERYTHING forwarded and let outlook.com filter it.)

Thanks in advance.

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‎01-25-2019 2:09 PM

Re: Forward all AT&T.net Email to another Address

Prior to Yahoo! putting a new paintjob on the ATT.net email web interface, there use to be options to have ALL email (good and SPAM) email forwarded to another email address, and the original copy on att.net deleted.

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I am able to forward the email, however a copy remains on att.net and its not grabbing the SPAM either...

I think you are not remembering how att/yahoo forwarding worked.  It never gave you an option to delete it on the server.  It gave you "store and forward" and "store and forward and mark read".  So a copy was always left in your inbox.   As for the spam, the att/yahoo spam filters take precedence over user defined settings so that's why filters don't work on spam and similarly spam forwarding.  So that stuff was never forwarded either. Man Frustrated   Even without forwarding, when using an email client app, you are always "forced" to periodically (less than a month) get on the webmail to check the spam box.

 

As for how you set up forwarding now, heh, you're going to like this!  Believe it or not, as it stands now, in order to set up or change forwarding, you need to switch back to basic/classic webmail, select the Options, Pop&Forwarding, and set it from there! Man Surprised  They left it out of the Mailboxes settings (deliberately or accidentally, I don't know) which corresponds to the old accounts settings. Makes you wonder who tested this stuff.  Probably we're the testers.

 

Update/Correction: I just took a look at the forwarding setting in classic email.  There is an option "Access Yahoo Mail via POP" that I don't recall was in the old full featured Forwarding settings.   This "Access Yahoo Mail via POP" does allow you to download spam with direct POP access but apparently not when forwarding.  That's why I only crossed out some of what I said above.  So in theory instead of forwarding to an email client accessing another POP account, just access the att server directly with the client.

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