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I use a few email accounts with one dedicated to junk and spam. Thunderbird is auto tagging them as spam/junk, but still displays them as unread mail. It's not wrong, but it makes the pop up and unread counter kind of useless as I don't know how much new mail I actually have!

I want Thunderbird to not count junk mail as unread messages and not to notify me of them.

Ubuntu 12.10, Thunderbird 17.0.

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up vote 8 down vote accepted

Edit->Preferences->Security Tab->

There is a checkbox:

"Mark messages determined to be Junk as read"

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this is not only applicable for ubuntu of course – quinestor Dec 5 '12 at 14:31

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