how to get rid of local folders\junk e-mail

If the global “move spam messages to spam folder” rule is disabled or deleted, there is no reference left that I can find to the Junk E-mail folder under Local Folders. However, the Local Folders\Junk E-mail folder still cannot be deleted, or even renamed AFAICT. Is there some workaround to get rid of it for good?

You cannot remove or rename the Junk E-mail folder as this is in fact a system folder created by the application. Sorry.

Is there any way to stop mail from going to the junk mail folder?