How to Empty the Trash in Mail for macOS
If you’re someone who frequently uses the Mail app on your Mac, there is a good chance that you have a lot of accumulated trash. If left unchecked, this can take up valuable space on your hard drive and slow down your computer. The good news is that Mail for macOS has a quick and easy way to empty your trash.
1. Open the Mail app:
First, you need to open the Mail app on your Mac. You can do this by clicking on the Mail icon on your Dock or by going to the Applications folder and selecting it from there.
2. Locate the Trash folder:
Once you have opened the Mail app, you need to locate the Trash folder. You can find this folder on the left side of the Mail window under the “Favorites” section.
3. Select the Trash folder:
Click on the Trash folder to select it. This will display all the emails that are currently stored in your trash folder.
4. Empty the trash:
To empty the trash, click on the “Mailbox” menu at the top of the screen and select “Erase Deleted Items.” This will prompt a pop-up window to appear asking if you’re sure you want to permanently delete all items in the Trash folder. Click on “Erase” to confirm.
5. Confirm deletion:
Once you click on “Erase,” you will be asked to confirm that you want to permanently delete all of the emails. Click on “Erase” again to confirm.
And that’s it! The deleted emails are now permanently removed from your system, freeing up space on your hard drive. It is recommended that you regularly empty your Trash folder to keep your mailbox organized and your computer running smoothly.