Mail.app - Empty Trash?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by Steven Jackson, Mar 19, 2016.

  1. Steven Jackson macrumors 6502

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    I'm about to sell my Macbook Pro and go full iOS. I'm wondering, though, how to empty trash in the Mail.app? I use iCloud, Gmail and Exchange (work) email accounts and none have an "Empty Trash" option.

    In OS X Mail I periodically select Mailbox>Erase Deleted Items>In All Accounts... and Mailbox>Erase Junk Mail.

    Are there iOS equivalents?

    Cheers,

    Steve.
     
  2. GreyOS macrumors 68030

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  3. Steven Jackson thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the quick reply. So I just trash the trash...?

    I've been on iOS since the original iPhone and I've only just – five minutes ago - discovered I can have an "All Trash" mailbox. Lots of other options, too, under the "Edit" option...
     
  4. cynics macrumors G3

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    Yes, trashing the trash is how you permanently delete e-mails.

    Its a good idea to check your settings, making sure you aren't archiving things that you want deleted (maybe obvious to you but a lot of people make that mistake) and also "Delete from server" is set to "When removed from inbox" if you have any POP accounts.
     
  5. whsbuss macrumors 68040

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    You have to select all first.
     
  6. GreyOS macrumors 68030

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    Nope
    Not in 9.3 anyway
     
  7. electronicsguy macrumors 6502a

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    I thought a smartphone is for doing things which can be automated, so you don't have to. Any reason why you bother to clear out the trash? Those mails are discarded at predefined times, based on your mail service provider.
     

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