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Mac Mail: Trash won't empty on exiting, even when told to do so.

MacProFreak

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Feb 14, 2013
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Does anyone know how to solve this problem?

In Yosemite, my trash folder inside mail was full of messages that should have been eliminated a long time ago, as I have Mail configured to empty that folder when quitting. Why doesn't it work? Accounts are all POP.
 

MacProFreak

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Feb 14, 2013
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have you tried selecting all the messages in the trash folder then deleting.

Yes, but that defeats the purpose... I want the messages to be gone from the trash folder automatically when I quit mail, something that always worked prior to this disaster that is Yosemite.
 
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inscrewtable

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Oct 9, 2010
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Yes, but that defeats the purpose... I want the messages to be gone from the trash folder automatically when I quit mail, something that always worked prior to this disaster that is Yosemite.

How about clicking on Menu>Prefs the the "Accounts" tab and highlight the mail account you want and then go to >Mailbox Behaviours, at the bottom is the Trash mailbox prefs where it says 'Permanently erase messages when:' and then there's a dropdown where you can select "Quitting Mail". But maybe selecting "One Day" that gives you a days grace would be better. Also you can uncheck 'store deleted messages on the server'

Are you saying you've done all that and it still doesn't work?
 
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