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How to Empty the Trash in Yahoo! Mail

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While old messages are removed from the Yahoo! Mail Trash periodically and automatically, you may still want to empty it manually from time to time. When you need a clear head and a clean trash, for example.

Empty the Trash in Yahoo! Mail and Yahoo! Mail

To permanently delete messages in your Yahoo! Mail's or Yahoo! Mail Classic's Trash folder:

  • Click the Empty the Trash folder button (sporting a trashcan) next to Trash in the Yahoo! Mail folder list.
  • Click OK under Empty the Trash folder.

Undelete Mail from an Emptied Yahoo! Mail "Trash"

Emptied the Trash folder too soon? If you act quickly, you have a chance to undo the deletion and recover soon permanently deleted messages.

(Updated April 2013)

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