Mail help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by adityashah1989, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. adityashah1989 macrumors 6502

    Dec 11, 2008
    I have been fiddling with my mail preferences for days but cannot find this option, What do I do, if I want my mail to delete the messages in my gmail or hotmail inbox as soon as I delete them from my Mail?
  2. MooneyFlyer macrumors 65816


    Nov 18, 2007
    I'm not sure there is an option to do this immediately. Also, this probably depends on your setup.

    For gmail, if you use IMAP, there selections under "Mailbox Behaviors" that determines this. Specifically, the "Trash" section offers:

    __ Move deleted message to the Trash mailbox
    __ Store deleted messages on the server
    Permanently erase deleted messages when: <timeframe>

    where <timeframe> can be "upon exit"

    I'm not sure about the Hotmail. If you can use IMAP instead of POP it is recommended.

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