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How to Empty the Trash in Yahoo! Mail


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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