If I mark an email as junk in Mail on iOS it puts it in a folder called "Junk".

If I mark an email as junk in Mail on MacOS it puts it in a folder called "Junk Email". This was a little hard to spot at first as Mail displays this folder as "Junk", you have to see it on other devices (e.g. Mail on iOS) or the web app to see that the folder is actually called "Junk Email".

My question is this: how can I tell one of these OSs to use a different Junk mail folder?

  • I believe for iCloud Accounts there is (or was) an option in Settings to specify the location of different special folders, but I can't find such an option for my Exchange account now. – mazz0 Feb 9 '17 at 20:55

On your Mac, in Mail.app, go to Preferences → Accounts → account name → Mailbox Behaviors and set Junk Mailbox to the correct mailbox.

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  • It doesn't offer the junk mailbox selection for Exchange accounts (but it still does for iCloud accounts - just checked). – mazz0 Feb 10 '17 at 1:54

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