4 Replies Latest reply: Apr 16, 2015 10:25 PM by jPhone7
simonp Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)



In Mail, when I click 'Flagged' it shows me all the messages that I have flagged - but it also includes items in the trash - which is silly.

Anyone know if I can change this behaviour?



iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.1)
  • Don Archibald Level 10 Level 10 (101,290 points)

    I always empty the Trash in Mail when I'm done with a session; that way there's nothing left in it to do something like that.

  • David Scollin Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    I agree - it's silly! You could make a new smart folder that looks for various flags and doesn't check the trash. Course I'd rather just modify the 'Flagged' reminder folder if it were possible. Anyone else know how to do that?

  • Ken Graham Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    There's no way to remove them except by emptying the trash.


    I've provide Apple with feedback about this "bug" but so far no fix available. There should be an option to exclude items in trash from the new REMINDERS/Flagged section of mail in Lion.


    This has become a larger problem now that flags are available in iOS 5. For example, I often flag messages on my iPad/iPhone to remind me to deal with them when I'm using my main Mac. Once I've dealt with them I'd prefer to just move them to the trash rather than both unflag and trash these messages, but right now moving them to the trash does NOT remove them from REMINDERS/Flagged, which is a real pain.


    This behavior can be implemented by creating your own smart folders for each colored flag, but then you lose the hierarchy and a total Flagged indicator.

  • jPhone7 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Still not solved. Trashed items should be treated like that and not appear in the flagged items (smart) folder.

    Creating a new smart folder is a nice work around though.