Learning how to delete a mailbox on your Mac is easy! Just follow our simple step-by-step instructions to easily remove unwanted mailboxes.
Deleting a Mailbox on a Mac
The Mail app on a Mac is a great tool for managing multiple email accounts. But what if you need to delete an old mailbox that you no longer have use for? Fortunately, deleting a mailbox on a Mac is an easy process that can be completed in just a few steps.
Step 1: Back up Your Mailbox
Before you delete your mailbox, it is important to back up any emails or other data associated with it. You can do this by selecting the mailbox and using the File > Export Mailbox… option under the Mailbox menu in the Mail app. This will allow you to save a backup of your emails as a .mbox file.
Step 2: Unsubscribe from the Mailbox
The next step is to unsubscribe from the mailbox. This will prevent the Mail app from continuing to download emails from the account. To do this, select the mailbox and then choose the Mailbox > Unsubscribe option from the Mailbox menu.
Step 3: Delete the Mailbox
Once you have unsubscribed from the mailbox, you can delete it. To do this, select the mailbox and then choose the Mailbox > Delete Mailbox option from the Mailbox menu.
Step 4: Empty the Trash
Once you have deleted the mailbox, the emails associated with it will be moved to the Trash folder. To permanently delete the emails, you will need to empty the Trash folder. To do this, select the Trash folder and then choose the Mailbox > Erase Deleted Items option from the Mailbox menu.
Deleting an old mailbox on a Mac is a simple process that can be completed in just a few steps. First, back up any emails or other data associated with the mailbox. Next, unsubscribe from the mailbox so that the Mail app stops downloading new emails from it. Then, delete the mailbox and empty the Trash folder to permanently delete the emails associated with it. Following these steps will ensure that you have safely removed the mailbox from your Mac.