How to Disable the Junk Filter in Mail for Mac

No longer want to use junk mail filtering as it erroneously marks even regular emails as junk? Head over to turn off junk filter in Mail on your Mac.

The Mail app for Mac has several user-friendly features including “Junk mail filter.” When enabled, it filters out the unwanted messages. However, it’s not always perfect and at times wrongly marks even the regular emails as junk. The easiest way to avoid this problem is to disable the Junk filter in Mail on your Mac.

Once you have turned off the Junk filter, the spam emails won’t be marked. Besides, your mailbox might soon get cluttered, and you will have to clean it up more frequently to keep it organized. But if you are ready to bear with such inconvenience, head over to turn off junk mail filter in Mail for macOS.

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How to Disable Junk Filter in Mail App on Mac

How to Turn Off Junk Filter in Mail on Mac

Step #1. Launch Mail app on your Mac.

Step #2. Now, you need to select the “Mail” menu.

Step #3. Next, click on “Preferences.”

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Click on Preferences in Mail App on Mac

Step #4. Next, you have to click “Junk Mail” tab in Preferences.

Step #5. Up next, you need to uncheck the box for “Enable junk mail filtering.” Then, quit Preferences.

Turn Off Junk Filter in Mail on Mac

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Now, you can go to the Junk inbox and move or remove emails from the junk folder as per your need.

Going forward, your junk mail inbox will be empty, and emails won’t arrive in it anymore.

How to Enable Junk Filter in Mail on Mac

If you ever wish to get back the Junk Filter, simply follow the above-mentioned steps and enable it. Mail app → Mail menu → Preferences → Junk Mail tab and then check the box for Enable junk mail filtering.

Enable Junk Filter in Mail on Mac

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That’s it!

Your turn:

So, that’s how you can keep junk box out of the way. Have any feedback? Shoot it in the comments below.

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Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around iPhone and iPad.


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