Just a quick note:
If anything doesn't work for you, you may try HARD moving of the spam forlder to the inbox. It may save you some important messages.
Good luck anyway.
Hi, I use Windows Mail (built in mail client in Vista) and I use it to pick up all my Gmail mail. It does a great job of getting my mail from my inbox but when I checked my mail on another computer at one point and therefore was using a browser, I realized I had a ton of spam mail left in my spam box in Gmail, some of which was legitimate mail. How can I force Windows Mail to grab all my mail including my spam and everything? Then I can use Windows Mail to manage all my email and if something is spam I can use Windows Mail to get rid of it rather than it just sitting in my Gmail account and getting deleted every once in a while automatically.