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How do I empty the deleted folder easily?

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I want to empty the deleted e mail easily without doing it individually

I want to empty the deleted e mail easily without doing it individually

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I'm not a Thunderbird user but based on what I've read...

To immediately delete everything in the Trash folder, you should be able to do either of these:

  • right-click the folder > Empty Trash
  • File menu > Empty Trash

In any folder, you also should be able to delete all messages by clicking to select the first message, then using either

  • Ctrl+a (select all)
  • Shift+End (select to end)
  • scroll to the bottom > shift+click the last message

With all messages selected, press the Delete key.

Any luck?

Two notes:

(1) Thunderbird may handle IMAP accounts somewhat differently than POP accounts. This article has more information: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Deleting_messages_in_IMAP_accounts.

(2) Deleted messages may be recoverable using a text editor until the folder is compacted. This article has more information on compacting: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Compacting_folders.

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I'm not a Thunderbird user but based on what I've read...

To immediately delete everything in the Trash folder, you should be able to do either of these:

  • right-click the folder > Empty Trash
  • File menu > Empty Trash

In any folder, you also should be able to delete all messages by clicking to select the first message, then using either

  • Ctrl+a (select all)
  • Shift+End (select to end)
  • scroll to the bottom > shift+click the last message

With all messages selected, press the Delete key.

Any luck?

Two notes:

(1) Thunderbird may handle IMAP accounts somewhat differently than POP accounts. This article has more information: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Deleting_messages_in_IMAP_accounts.

(2) Deleted messages may be recoverable using a text editor until the folder is compacted. This article has more information on compacting: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Compacting_folders.

I'm not a Thunderbird user but based on what I've read... To immediately delete everything in the Trash folder, you should be able to do either of these: * right-click the folder > Empty Trash * File menu > Empty Trash In any folder, you also should be able to delete all messages by clicking to select the first message, then using either * Ctrl+a (select all) * Shift+End (select to end) * scroll to the bottom > shift+click the last message With all messages selected, press the Delete key. Any luck? Two notes: (1) Thunderbird may handle IMAP accounts somewhat differently than POP accounts. This article has more information: [http://kb.mozillazine.org/Deleting_messages_in_IMAP_accounts]. (2) Deleted messages may be recoverable using a text editor until the folder is compacted. This article has more information on compacting: [http://kb.mozillazine.org/Compacting_folders].