I am trying to learn Smart Mailboxs. I am coming from a Outlook folders environment so this is all very different to me. I have created a smart mailbox for Rebates (i do buy alot of items with rebates) and created a couple of simple rules. It seems to work great. Copies of the emails are in my Rebates smart mailbox. However, they are still showing up in my InBox. So I delete them to unclutter my InBox. They still show in my smart mailbox. Again, it seems to work great. Now, my problem. After 30 days, Mail empties the Trash folder which seems ok to me. But now the rebate emails are gone from Trash AND my smart mailbox. This is definitely not what I wanted to happen. What did I do wrong, or more importantly, how do I fix this?