This is for MS Outlook2002 with SP-2. (if that makes a difference) Ok, so I know how to make rules so certain messages (spam) are moved automatically into the "deleted items" folder. Now, is there a way to make all messages in the "deleted items" folder automatically read? That way, the little envelope icon wouldn't show up in my icon tray and the messages wouldn't be bolded in Outlook. Basically, I want a rule so that all messages in the "deleted items" folder looks like they're old messages. Is there a way to do this? Thanks.