[guispeak] Yahoo Mail's Spam Filter Runs Amok

  • From: "Tom Lange" <trlange@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 6 May 2008 08:08:34 -0700

I have a question about Yahoo! mail. My pacbell.net e-mail account uses Yahoo's pop and smtp servers, and I connect to them through Outlook Express, which is all fine and dandy, no problem there.

However, occasionally I find out that some e-mail that should be coming directly to my inbox gets routed to my bulk mail folder up on Yahoo's server, which is where spam typically goes. Yahoo's spam filter is overzealous, running amok, and legitimate e-mail's not getting through to my inbox.

So I have to sign on to Yahoo's mail page to see what's in the bulk folder.
The last time that I did this, yesterday, in fact, I found out that I had at least 300 messages in the bulk folder, most of which was not spam. In the past, when I've dealt with this, I opened individual messages, clicked on the button labeled ""Not Spam" and the messages get routed to my inbox where they should have been in the first place. Needless to say, it's a real pain to have to do it that way. So, the crux of the issue is how to mark large numbers of messages without opening them and then tell Yahoo that they're not spam and move them to my inbox, where I can deal with them using Outlook Express. Does anybody know how to do this?

Oh yeah, one more thing: I'm not using Yahoo's newer interface, just the old-style classic look and feel.

Thanks in advance.


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