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delete message without opening it

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:22 pm
by Betty Longshore
How can I delete an incoming message without opening it? I have Mavericks.

Re: delete message without opening it

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 6:52 pm
by JerryFreilich
I assume you mean an incoming MAIL message? And if so... just select it in the Mail program (single click) and then hit the delete key.

Re: delete message without opening it

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 7:30 pm
by Stephen Hart
Betty Longshore wrote:How can I delete an incoming message without opening it? I have Mavericks.
Opening (viewing) a message has no dangerous effect. If you select a message, or multiple messages, at least the top one will show in a window.

You can delete Junk mail without seeing any of the messages using the Mailbox menu.

Re: delete message without opening it

Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 4:12 pm
by Betty Longshore
Thank you Stephen

Re: delete message without opening it

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 7:02 am
by Stephen Hart
One more point: in El Capitan, you can use a swipe left gesture on a Magic Mouse or trackpad to get a delete button on the mail message while it's still in the list. This looks and acts like the same feature in iOS 8 and 9.