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    Mac Mail Auto delete "Trash on my Mac" emails
    In Mac Mail preferences let me set a days old to delete trash from IMAP mailboxes. However, this does not work for deleted emails in "Trash on my Mac" mail box.

    How do I set a auto delete option to remove emails from the Trash on My Mac Mailbox.

    Thanks

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    Mac Mail Auto delete "Trash on my Mac" emails
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    Hi and welcome.

    I think this is what you're after.

    Open Mail > Preferences > Accounts > Select your Account on the left > Mailbox Behaviours > Trash Mailbox > then Click on the arrowheads. This what you will see:

    Screen Shot 2019-02-19 at 7.54.32 pm?.png

    Then choose "On My Mac" . Then underneath that is "Erase Deleted Messages". Click on the arrowheads and make your choice.

    That should work. Please post back.

    Ian
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    I don't have that window.

    Here is what my accounts window looks like.

    Screen Shot 2019-02-20 at 8.56.49 AM.png

    I am using Mail 9.3

    Thanks for responding.

    Ideas?

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    Mac Mail Auto delete "Trash on my Mac" emails
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    Well, maybe the difference is that the latest Mail I have is version 11.5 and things may have changed.

    The screenshots I posted come up the same for all my accounts. I just chose one as an example.

    What macOS are you running?

    Ian
    Ian

  5. #5
    El Capitan, will not update again with Apple.

    Compatibility issues with some of my peripherals and loss of USB fax.

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    Mac Mail Auto delete "Trash on my Mac" emails
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    El Capitan, will not update again with Apple.
    Therein, may lie your problem; only saying maybe.

    Your Mail app is way behind the current version, but there's a part of me that says that if you Click on Advanced on your Screenshot image you posted, maybe that will take you to something comparable to what I posted in the way of Trash options. Because there has always been a way of auto-deleting Trash "On My Mac".

    I can't test it as El Capitan is three versions behind the current (even I am one version behind)

    Ian
    Ian

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