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

Gary King

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Jun 14, 2004
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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.
 

Mitthrawnuruodo

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Mar 10, 2004
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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... ;)
 

Flying Llama

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Aug 4, 2004
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Gary King said:
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.
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