3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 25, 2013 10:49 AM by BDAqua
houltoj Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

After deleting my email trash, when i return to the trash box they have all returned


iMac (20-inch Early 2008), Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • 1. Re: I can't delete my email in my trash box
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,470 points)

    Hello, is this IMAP or POP account?

     

    If IMAP check Mail>Preferences>Mailbox Behavior tab & see what is checked under Trash.

  • 2. Re: I can't delete my email in my trash box
    houltoj Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the reply. It's a POP acct but I think the problem is more serious. Now I cannot even open my email. On my desktop, I'm replying from my iPad. Also my hard drive is all of a sudden at capacity so the whole computer seems useless. Thinking of trying to back up everything to an external and rebooting

  • 3. Re: I can't delete my email in my trash box
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,470 points)

    You might get some free space in Safe Boot...

     

    Then try a Safe Boot, (holding Shift key down at bootup), run Disk Utility in Applications>Utilities, then highlight your drive, click on Repair Permissions, empty trash while in Safe mode.

     

    (Safe boot may stay on the gray radian for a long time, let it go, it's trying to repair the Hard Drive & clear caches.)

     

    If perchance you can't find your install Disc, at least try it from the Safe Boot part onward.