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)