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HT2500 I can't delete my email in my trash box

1405 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 25, 2013 10:49 AM by BDAqua RSS
houltoj Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Nov 25, 2013 9:31 AM

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)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,845 points)
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    Nov 25, 2013 10:01 AM (in response to houltoj)

    Hello, is this IMAP or POP account?

     

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

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,845 points)
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    Nov 25, 2013 10:49 AM (in response to houltoj)

    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.

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