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Script or Plug-in to Empty Trash That's Older Than X Days??

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sugardaddy
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Script or Plug-in to Empty Trash That's Older Than X Days??

When I empty the trash, I would like to have the most recently-deleted items remain in the Trash just a little longer, in case I want to look at them again.

But if I use the Empty Trash command, all of them go away. Whether it keeps them a week or two weeks, or even just a couple of days, I don't care. I just would like a little margin.

I don't know what mechanisms are in place to allow this kind of customization.

Any ideas?

Oh, wait. Coming at it from another perspective, is there an auto-cleanup feature where messages older than a certain number of days are automatically emptied from the trash?

Thanks

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yes

there is. You can adjust the number of how many emails it should keep just like you can with any other folder by right clicking-properties-second tab (dunno about the actual words as I'm using it in german)

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Excellent! For the sake of

Excellent!

For the sake of posterity....

I was viewing the Trash folder, then selected "Folder Properties" from the Edit menu. I guess right-clicking in the folder tree would do it too.

Then the second tab is "Retention Policy". I selected the option to
"Delete messages more than ___ days old"
but there was also an option to
"Delete all but the last ___ messages"

Thanks so much!

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