HT1277: Configuring Mail for your email accountLearn about Configuring Mail for your email account
Currently Being ModeratedMar 6, 2013 12:47 PM (in response to raeandpeter)
Right click or Control-click the email and you get a drop down, choose delete.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 6, 2013 3:53 PM (in response to Ralph Landry1)
As far as I know, Ralph, that will still open it. The way to do this is to double click on the horizontal screen divider in Mail, which will expand it, then delete the message.
EDIT: Btw, one nice little trick you can use with this when the page is expanded, is to hit Cmd-Shift-S, which will save a copy of the contents of the message to the Desktop in TextEdit. That way, you can see what's in a message you suspect as being spam without having to open it.
Message was edited by: WZZZ
Currently Being ModeratedMar 6, 2013 4:09 PM (in response to WZZZ)
On my MBP with 10.8.2 it didn't open only gave the drop down.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 6, 2013 4:30 PM (in response to Ralph Landry1)
That would explain it. With my 10.6, it opens and I think that's also true of 10.5. Also one caveat if saving a message without opening it: I've never investigated this further, but sometimes when I do this either Mail or TextEdit, I forget which now, will attempt to connect to some usually suspicious URL, which I always deny from Little Snitch.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 8, 2013 7:47 AM (in response to WZZZ)
I am unable to do this anymore in Mavericks... has anyone figured out how to delete an email without opening it, in Mavericks?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 9, 2013 9:44 AM (in response to jordan_steve)
Hi, I'm not on MavX right now to check, but in 10.5.8, if the little tick at the bottom of the message list is dragged to he bottom of the window, so no view of the email content is shown, it appeas you can select an email without opening it, then hit Delete key.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 19, 2014 12:39 PM (in response to jordan_steve)
Control-click on the email you want to delete and you'll get a menu with "delete" as an option. It does then open the next email, and I haven't figured out how to select multiple emails without opening one of them yet. Good luck!