How to make a Trash folder in Apple Mail for deleted messages?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Gary King, Jun 25, 2005.

  1. Gary King macrumors 6502

    Jun 14, 2004
    I imported my email from Outlook 2003 (WinXP) -> Apple Mail (Mac OS X).

    I am used to the Outlook way of deleting messages. I delete a message on it, it goes in Deleted Items folder, and I can drag it back if I so please.

    How can I make Apple Mail act the same way as that? Currently, seems like when I delete something in Apple Mail, it disappears forever.
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    Just make sure that "Move deleted messages to separate folder" is checked in Mail -> Preferences -> Accounts -> (repeat for all accounts) -> Mailbox Behaviors, and that the "Erase deleted messages" drop down menu is set to Never.

    Then look in your Trash mailbox/folder... ;)
  3. Flying Llama macrumors 6502a

    Flying Llama

    Aug 4, 2004
    Los Angeles
    Hmm... that's strange, Mail always had a Trash for me by default, check in the preferences (Menu Bar -> Mail -> Preferences)

    llama :)

    EDIT=What he said ^^^ :D
  4. michaelrjohnson macrumors 68020

    Aug 9, 2000

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