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How to prevent IMAP directory from being synchronized automatically?

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I'm looking for a way to prevent a certain directory/folder from being synchronized automatically by Thunderbird. The background is, that there is a SPAM IMAP directory where my email provider places emails marked as SPAM. I don't want those emails to get into Thunderbird at all. Would be cool to have a checkbox for each main IMAP folder, if it shall be ignored. Thanks in advance!

I'm looking for a way to prevent a certain directory/folder from being synchronized automatically by Thunderbird. The background is, that there is a SPAM IMAP directory where my email provider places emails marked as SPAM. I don't want those emails to get into Thunderbird at all. Would be cool to have a checkbox for each main IMAP folder, if it shall be ignored. Thanks in advance!

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Try this: highlight account in left folder pane, rightclick, select 'subscribe' and possibly you can untick the spam folder.

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Hi David, unfortunately, there is no option "synchronize" in the current version (102.5.0). Within Properties/Synchronization there is a checkbox to select a directory for offline reading, which is of no help for the problem. I would suppose a setting -- maybe a hidden one in prefs.js -- that allows to ignore certain directories/folders, say mail.imap.directory_ignores or something like this.

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