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emails cant be moved to trash

186 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Feb 9, 2013 7:00 PM by softwater RSS
faruge Calculating status...
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Feb 9, 2013 3:50 PM

I'm trying to delete emails from Mail (on my macbook pro) but I keep getting a message saying "Message can't be moved to trash. File exists"

 

How do I get around this.

 

many thanks

 

faruge

Macbook pro, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • softwater Level 5 Level 5 (5,370 points)
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    Feb 9, 2013 7:00 PM (in response to faruge)

    Try rebuilding the mailboxes first, so that Mail's indexing is up to date. After that's done, try the deletion again.

     

    To rebuild the mailboxes, in Mail's menubar choose

     

    Mailbox > Rebuild

     

    (it's the last command in the menu)

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