Does Mail.app automatically delete old emails?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Cave Man, May 25, 2009.

  1. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

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    I just looked for an email from 2006 and it isn't there. In fact, nothing is in my Mail inbox past Nov 20, 2007. I'm pretty sure I didn't delete them, so does anyone know if Mail.app automatically delete emails from your inbox after a period of time? If so, how does one change this behavior (preferably to 'never').
     
  2. aicul macrumors 6502a

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    Take a look at the mail preferences, under "accounts" and "mailbox behaviors".

    You will be interested with the "Sent" and the "Trash" sections.
     
  3. Cave Man thread starter macrumors 604

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    I'm interested in the Inbox, not the others. I already have them set to how I want them. What's missing from that is the Inbox (and subfolders).
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Uh, "Mailbox Behaviors" governs how Mail handles your incoming, outgoing, and deleted messages. You should take a look there to see if you have it set to automatically clear messages or something.
     
  5. Cave Man thread starter macrumors 604

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    There is nothing about the Inbox in "Mailbox Behaviors".
     

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