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Old Dec 10, 2012, 12:02 PM   #1
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Ah! iCloud Email Purging My Trash After 1 Month?

Ah! Does iCloud email automatically purge my trash after 1 month? My Apple Mail setting is to "never" purge my trash, yet everything in my iCloud trash dating back over 1 month is gone. How did this happen, and how can I disable the purging? Thanks.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 12:24 PM   #2
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Don't think you can for iCloud mail same as MobileMe

Whatever setting you have, trash is deleted after a month, this is set on the server end as far as i know
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 12:29 PM   #3
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Seriously? I'm going to have to move back to gmail if this is the case. Anyone else have any thoughts?

I had years (literally) of emails in my trash before I migrated.
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From Apple themselves

http://support.apple.com/kb/ph2651
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 12:39 PM   #5
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Seriously? I'm going to have to move back to gmail if this is the case. Anyone else have any thoughts?

I had years (literally) of emails in my trash before I migrated.
Yes, sadly! You can see that in the mail settings panel at icloud.com...

Maybe you just want to create a new folder and use that as the trash folder!? In Mail.app you can then determine the new folder to be the trash.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 12:42 PM   #6
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The real question is, why are you using the trash as a storage folder for emails you want to keep?
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 01:08 PM   #7
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The real question is, why are you using the trash as a storage folder for emails you want to keep?
^ This. Use a different folder if you want to keep it.
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Not used the feature and don't use mac mail anymore so unsure how it works

Doesn't mail now have an archive feature similar to gmails

If so you could use archive instead of delete, wont help with what you have lost, but might prevent it happening again
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 01:15 PM   #9
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Well, I always just used my trash as my archive. So long as it didn't purge, I'd have my entire history. Perhaps I should be using a separate archive folder instead, though of course then I can't use the simple "delete" key all the time.

In any case, it appears I hit my 5GB max in iCloud anyway, so it's time to move back to Gmail.

Is it possible to pull my old emails of of Time Machine and drop them back into gmail?
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Well, I always just used my trash as my archive. So long as it didn't purge, I'd have my entire history. Perhaps I should be using a separate archive folder instead, though of course then I can't use the simple "delete" key all the time.

In any case, it appears I hit my 5GB max in iCloud anyway, so it's time to move back to Gmail.

Is it possible to pull my old emails of of Time Machine and drop them back into gmail?
or just add gmail to mac mail then drag all your email from your iCloud mailboxes to your gmail mailboxes.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 01:18 PM   #11
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Right. I can do that for the past 30 days, but for all those old emails that got purged (which used to be local, I think/hope), I'd like to move those too.
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Okay, I moved everything back to gmail but I have an issue: Mail is not sending. I re-enabled everything and my outgoing server settings are correct. However, when I hit send, it just sits in my local outbox. Any idea?
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