Destroy an email immediately in Mail.app
macOSXHints returns from holidays with a simple but great tip.
You can delete an email permanently by pressing the keyboard shortcut for “Cut” — Command-X — when the message is highlighted in Apple Mail.
Makes sense when you think about it, but I’d never thought of it before. It also saves a second trip to the Trash to delete the messages again when you are spring cleaning.
Check it out; and read Rob’s cautionary footnote.
UPDATE: As David Chartier wisely points out on TUAW, bypassing the Trash like this mean that when the email is gone, it’s really gone.
However, if you realise you’ve done a stupid thing, the “paste” key (Command-V) will return the message from the clipboard to the mailbox, providing that you haven’t placed something else on the clipboard in the meantime. Whew!
Tags: Apple Mail, email, keyboard shortcut, Trash
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One Response to “Destroy an email immediately in Mail.app”
Jad Jad says:
29 December 2009, 3:39 am at 3:39 am
plz can you hacker or destroy my brother’s email he is dating my girl friend this is his email firstname.lastname@example.org thank you