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Mark junk mail as read in Microsoft Outlook 2007

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As the title describes, I am looking for a way to mark junk email as read in Microsoft Outlook 2007.  For those who use Outlook, you know that there is a system tray icon that appears if new mail comes in to your mailbox.  I use this icon to know when I have new email waiting for me, even if I have other windows open on top of outlook.

Unfortunately, the new mail system tray icon also appears if there is new junk mail, and until I mark the new junk mail as read, it doesn't go away.  I want to have all messages in my junk mail folder be marked as read automatically, so that the system tray icon only appears for non-junk email.

It seems as though this could be accomplished with a simple mail rule, but I can't find a condition of "if message is junk mail".

Any ideas?
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Haven't gone down the 2007 route yet but does your junk mail come in with "----SPAM" appended in the subject line? If it does or if you Administrator or ISP can do that you can create a blank rule that searches for that in the subject, moves it to junk and marks it as read
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Any emails that are marked as spam from the mailserver on our end is automatically deleted - it doesn't even come through to my inbox or junk mail folder.  The spam I am getting right now is just newsletters that I haven't bothered to unsubscribe to, and a few real spam messages that make it through the server filter.
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