Where do deleted emails go from inbox in mac mail

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by macgrl, Sep 16, 2014.

  1. macgrl macrumors 65816

    Jul 17, 2008
    Hello all,

    This might sound like a stupid question but when I hit the back space / delete key on a blue highlighted email in mac mail it deletes. Okay, so I get that...but where does it go?

    This happened with a gmail account of mine and I am trying to work out where the email has gone...it's not in the trash folder, it's not in the junk folder, it's in no folder in mac mail on my mac other than the "all mail" folder.

    I did this in error and would like to know the fate of the email.

    Where do they go?:)
  2. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    They should be in Mail's Trashcan or under the GMail Trashcan.
  3. OzyOly macrumors 6502a

    Jun 3, 2009
    Melbourne, AU
    Or under an imap 'deleted' folder depending on how your email server is set up.
  4. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    If you left the gmail.com settings at their default, deleted messages go to the Archive folder.


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