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How Do I Set Up a Mail Rule To Delete After 90 Days?

I have 3 email accounts that I use on my Mac.
What I am trying to do is set a Rule so that any mail over 90 days is automatically deleted. Every time I try I end up removing everything or nothing happens. I have now removed all my attempts.

Any suggestions welcome.

I am doing this to keep m inbox tidy.

Comments: 2 Responses to “How Do I Set Up a Mail Rule To Delete After 90 Days?”

    2 years ago

    Delete from where? From Trash? You can set that in Mail, Preferences, then Accounts, select the account, then under Mailbox Behaviors look for the Erase Deleted Messages setting. You can't do 90 days, but "On Month" is an option.

    If you mean take the message from your Inbox, Archive or some other Mailbox and move it to Trash automatically after 90 days, there isn't a way to do that.

    But WHY do you want to do that? Just to keep you inbox "tidy?" You don't need to forever delete old emails to do that.

    You can keep your inbox tidy without completely forever deleting email. The way I do it is to immediately deal with alll email in my inbox as it appears. That means I reply to something, take an action and reply, save a receipt or ticket, set a Calendar event or Reminder, etc. Then I Archive the message. My inbox is always empty as a result. All of my old Mail is in the Archive folder (most email services have an Archive function). If I need an old email I search for it. I have 15 years of messages in my Archive folder.

    Michael Davis
    2 years ago

    Thanks Gary. Never thought of it that way

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