Re: [Evolution] How to delete single messages from the trash bin

On 2/24/2019 1:16 PM, Bradley G Ward via evolution-list wrote:
This may be, and probably is, a basic question.  But how can I delete
single messages from the trash bin so that I can reduce the amount of
messages that are in there?

I've searched the Help option which tells me how to expunge an entire
folder but I can't find how to do it for individual messages.  I can
highlight the message but the option to mark the actual message is
greyed out.

Umm. There's something basically wrong here.

Are you expecting *any* message in a Trash folder to still be there tomorrow? In a week? A month?

Because you are *wrong*. If there's a folder named Trash in *any* program, expect things in there to *vanish at any time*.

Windows OS, for example, will automatically clean up Trash files and Temporary files if you run low on disk space.

The Thunderbird email program will automatically delete and "compact" Trash folders, although it will ask you first. It will ask one time only, if you check the checkbox to not ask again, I believe.

Trash exists only so that you can change your mind about a deletion, and pretty quickly, not in a month.

If you want to have emails that you aren't sure about deleting, don't put them in Trash, make a folder for them and put them in there instead.

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