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Is there a simple way to permanently delete emails without having to delete them, then go into deleted items and delete again? Sent items are the same, you delete and then have to delete a second time in deleted items folder. In Windows, shift/del would do this, but cannot find a solution on my mac.
 
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Is there a simple way to permanently delete emails without having to delete them, then go into deleted items and delete again? Sent items are the same, you delete and then have to delete a second time in deleted items folder. In Windows, shift/del would do this, but cannot find a solution on my mac.

If you want to do this routinely, then simply change your preferences so the Trash is auto-emptied when you quit Mail.
mail.app - Delete Mails in Mac Mail without Trash - Ask Different

Previously, you could bypass the Trash by using OPTION-DELETE (or maybe it was OPTION-COMMAND-DELETE), but that has been mysteriously removed.
 
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Too bad they removed it. I don't want trash to auto empty so I guess I'm stuck with deleting twice. Thanks
 
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Didn't actually need it that much to remember, but having just checked - [option] [delete] works for me - message is gone and nothing in the Mail Trash

Mail 7.3 • OS X Mavericks 10.9.5
 
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Delete items and simply go to Mailbox > Erase Deleted Items and whoosh they are all gone. If you want something simply than this you may need a servant?
 
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Didn't actually need it that much to remember, but having just checked - [option] [delete] works for me - message is gone and nothing in the Mail Trash

Mail 7.3 • OS X Mavericks 10.9.5

Doesn't work anymore in Yosemite.
 
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Delete items and simply go to Mailbox > Erase Deleted Items and whoosh they are all gone. If you want something simply than this you may need a servant?

Seriously dude? Maybe he just has a need for some emails to go away immediately but prefers to keep trash around otherwise for 30 days just in case. I know I've had to fish something out of my trash a few days after deleting it. It's what the trash is for.
 
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Seriously and I ain't a dude ~ too old cobber.

If it's in the Trash it is outta here.
 
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Harry!

Glad to still see you here.

OK, I am about ready to start tearing out some hair. Mail is driving me nuts.

I spent about two hours yesterday cleaning out my main e-mail box. Yes, I know, I've been bad and allowed about 2500 e-mails to build up there. I faithfully deleted them and before I could shut down and call it a night, they all re-appeared. All of them.

I repeated the task, this time pretty PO'd, so I just marked them as all read, right clicked, hit delete, they disappeared and within a few seconds, they all reappeared again.

I had dragged dozens of them to a folder I call Keepers. I opened that folder and it was empty. All had migrated back into the general mail box.

1) WTH is going on? Why won't they stay deleted?

2) Why can't I drag and drop an e-mail I need to keep to another folder and have it stay there.

I am running a late 2011 MacBook Air using 10.9.5 Mavericks. (I know....I need to update too....and my iMac upstairs is still running Mountain Lion...and I suppose I need to update that too....but that's a clean install and another topic for another day ;-)

So what's up with my mail?

Cheers!

Pat
 
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G'day Pat.

I am still hanging on to my branch old son!How's the weather up there ~ knee deep in snow still? Will email you up some of our +95º stuff
 
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G'day Pat.

I am still hanging on to my branch old son!How's the weather up there ~ knee deep in snow still? Will email you up some of our +95º stuff



Hey Harry!

Weather's great! I should asterisk that.

We broke a record for Atlanta area temperatures yesterday. 85! Oldest record, decades ago, was 82. But I think the north eastern area is due some more snow later this week.

95 is hot, Harry. It gets there pretty often here but not until June. Makes power bills fun, eh? :) Hope all is well with you! :Cool:

Cheers!

Pat
 
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apta.....

Thank you very much! I'll go give it a try.

Cheers!

Pat
 
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You have to deleted twice to delete them permanently, because you may delete something by mistakenly.
 

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