Email is one of the most used tools in everyday life. Whether for leisure or business, we tend to accumulate tons of them. Occasionally, it is convenient to clean emails, but there is a alternative to automatically delete deleted emails in Mail for Mac. Let’s see how to do it.
Automatically delete deleted emails in Mail for Mac
If you are certain that once you delete an email that you won’t see it again after a while, it might be a good idea to delete it automatically. On the contrary, you might one day come across hundreds (thousands?) of emails in the trash taking up space. Especially if you are using an icloud.com rule to redirect spam or auto-generated emails.
This is precisely what can be done in Mail on macOS, a setting that this will prevent us from having to do it more or less regularly. All you need to do is follow these steps:
- On your Mac, open Mail and press ⌘ +,. Or go to Mail> Preferences in the menu bar.
- We need to select the account on which we want to change the setting.
- We choose the mailbox behavior tab.
- At the bottom we will see a section to configure the automatic deletion of deleted messages.
- There we can choose several options between never, a day, a week or a month. Or, by closing Mail.
We can do this for each of the mailboxes we have configured in Mail. It’s one of the best ways to keep our mailbox clean and tidy.