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delete trash automatically from gmail

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by millworker, Jun 4, 2019.

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  1. millworker

    millworker Thread Starter

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    hi: i am not sure where to look or who to ask.
    i am getting offensive email . all the same type of stuff . i blocked the addresses and the key words.this started 3 months ago when i went on a survey for $1000. lol
    none of it comes to my inbox or even spam. they go straight to trash . i would love for it to be deleted automatically without manually going and deleting . gmail only has option for 30 days .
    i would even set up another email software thingy to "catch" the emails before they go to gmail. is this even possible? i allow my kids on my computer and even email. got nothing to hide. but what if they check the trash?
    thank you
     
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    Hello!

    Do you check your email via a browser?
     
  3. millworker

    millworker Thread Starter

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    on laptop via chrome . on cell phone through the gmail app
     
  4. Couriant

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    OK, i had to look into this because I wasn't too sure what G-Mail's policies. It looks like the 'delete email' means it gets move to trash. There is no option to delete forever straight away.

    So I would suggest periodically check the trash and highlight all emails to delete permanently via browser or app.
     
  5. plodr

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    gmail keeps mail in trash for about 30 days. I've always had to delete the trash manually.
     
  6. managed

    managed Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    It might be better to delete them manually, sometimes there can be emails in the trash that you want to keep.
     
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