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Cannot delete mail messages

I am unable to delete the messages in my mail. I am now up to 287, and rising steadily.

I must have made some setting error, but I am at a loss as to what went wrong.

How can I get rid of these mail messages?

I have an iMAC...version 10.5.8 serial no. *********



Thanks

Message was edited by: admin to remove serial number to prevent unauthorized use of it and removed email address to prevent spam harvesters from picking it up.

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Never a good idea

to post serial numbers and email addresses in a public forum.

Have you tried reindexing the MAIL database?

P

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re: Deleting mail

You need to provide more information such as:
a. What mail application are you using (I have assumed Apple Mail.app)
b. Detail exactly what is happening. That is, are you selecting a mail item, hitting the Delete key and nothing happens? Or, is the mail going into Trash but the Trash does not empty?
c. What are your preference settings for dealing with items in the Trash?
d. Is your mail set to POP or IMAP?

More information makes it easier to identify the problem and come up with a solution.

rgds,
centurion48

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