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Two primary options...
1.) Go into C:\Users\your username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Mail\Local Folders (note that the directory is hidden by default) and find/delete the message directly be looking for the matching date/time stamp.
2.) Go into the webmail account and delete it directly from there as opposed to using the e-mail client.
Hope this helps,
Windows Mail email deletion
I tried about everything to fix this too. Here's what worked!!!!!
I simply marked the email as unread and deleted it. That's it and it worked.
Can't delete an e-mail message freom Windows Mail
Funny, the message that won't delete, does not show up in my Local Folders/Inbox? What to do now?
Windows Live Mail 2011 email deletion
I hadn't opened the message because it was SPAM, but after marking it as unread, was able to delete it !?
Hey, this works!
Thanks for this tip. Problem solved. Yes, annoying, but whatever works . . .
Windows Mail email deletion
Thank you for the tip. I had this random problem again and your simple tip works.
if the above doesn't work (it didn't for me) ...
try just dragging the email into your Deleted Items folder! - that's what I ended up doing
crazy - I couldn't delete it by hitting the menu bar Delete button or right-clicking and selecting Delete ... I tried moving the other messages out and deleting the folder (plus thought I tried the other options above) ... then it just happily dragged into my Deleted Items folder ... !
(it was marked as read, so perhaps that helped too)
OMG, it worked!
I'd tried everything under the sun to get rid of a mail in my 'sent' folder. I even wrote on Windows Community forum. Their solution didn't work, either. But dragging it to the delete folder DID. Thank you SO much!
I tried everything suggested.
Finally, I exported the messages and contacts.
Then I deleted the account and recreated it and imported everything.
The messages that could not be deleted did not exist, technically speaking. They were more like ghosts that had to be exorcized.
I should add that I am using Windows 7 Home 64-bit and Windows Live Mail 2012.
Sorry for the confusion.
Get rid of junk mail tha won't delete
Go to the sidebar and select (entire) Junk Mail folder/ right click and select empty junk mail folder but make sure there is nothing you want in it since it will all be gone as soon as you select the option to empty. Simplest way I found to fix this ANNOYING issue.
Can solve it
1. Click the Start menu.
2. Click Control Panel.
3. Click Programs.
4. Click Programs and Features.
5. Search for Windows Essentials 2012 on the list and then select it.
6. Click Uninstall/Change.
7. Click Repair all Windows Essentials programs.
If its spam and you can't move it anywhere try this
If its spam try this, once you’re turned off any preview features, then you can safely select the message with a single click. Once the message is selected, hold down the SHIFT key and press DELETE. That’s Shift-Delete, to permanently delete the message. (You may be asked to confirm that you want to permanently delete the message.)