Deleting Bulk Mail in Mavericks Mail 7.1

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in Genius Bar edited April 2014

I know how to select all and delete mail all at once but one of them has to open and I don't want it to.   Any ideas about how to delete bulk mail without opening one of them since it's spam?

 

Thanks.:???: 

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  • Reply 1 of 16

    Clicking the first, scrolling down to the last, and shift-clicking to select them all? 

     

    Or is that not what you want?

  • Reply 2 of 16
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    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

     

    Clicking the first, scrolling down to the last, and shift-clicking to select them all? 

     

    Or is that not what you want?


    If I do it that way, one of them opens, unless I'm not doing it correctly.    I guess that lets the spammer know it's been received and opened.  That's why I don't want to open it.   I used to be able to double click on the preview pane divider, and it would disappear to the bottom.  I would hit "command +A" to "select all" and then hit delete.   Now with Mavericks I can't do that.   If there are just a couple of emails I can drag them one by one into the trash without opening them.   When there are a bunch, it takes too long.  So, I'm looking for a good way to do this.  Thanks for your help.

  • Reply 3 of 16
    Originally Posted by plantsower View Post

    If I do it that way, one of them opens, unless I'm not doing it correctly.

     

    Well, yeah; you have to select one to get that initial highlight.

     

    I guess that lets the spammer know it's been received and opened.


     

    That’s not how e-mail works.

  • Reply 4 of 16
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    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

     

     

    Well, yeah; you have to select one to get that initial highlight.

     

    That’s not how e-mail works.


    Well, what if they have one of those programs that lets them know when their email is opened?    I think Outlook Express does that.

  • Reply 5 of 16
    muppetrymuppetry Posts: 3,328member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by plantsower View Post

     
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

     

     

    Well, yeah; you have to select one to get that initial highlight.

     

    That’s not how e-mail works.


    Well, what if they have one of those programs that lets them know when their email is opened?    I think Outlook Express does that.


     

    It's not embedded programs that you need to worry about - it's linked images.  They add images to the email with unique URLs that let them know when you retrieve the image. Under Mail > Preferences > Viewing, ensure that "Display remote images in HTML messages" is unchecked.

  • Reply 6 of 16
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    OK.   Thanks.  I'll do that.   Well, to show my ignorance here, does that mean I won't have HTML in my emails or is it referring to something else?    I'm not sure what a remote image is.  Thanks.

     

    Originally Posted by muppetry View Post

     

     

    It's not embedded programs that you need to worry about - it's linked images.  They add images to the email with unique URLs that let them know when you retrieve the image. Under Mail > Preferences > Viewing, ensure that "Display remote images in HTML messages" is unchecked.


     

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by muppetry View Post

     

     

    It's not embedded programs that you need to worry about - it's linked images.  They add images to the email with unique URLs that let them know when you retrieve the image. Under Mail > Preferences > Viewing, ensure that "Display remote images in HTML messages" is unchecked.


  • Reply 7 of 16
    muppetrymuppetry Posts: 3,328member
    plantsower wrote: »
    OK.   Thanks.  I'll do that.   Well, to show my ignorance here, does that mean I won't have HTML in my emails or is it referring to something else?    I'm not sure what a remote image is.  Thanks.

    It just means that you have to press the "Load images" button in an email with linked (rather than embedded) images to view the images.
  • Reply 8 of 16
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    Originally Posted by muppetry View Post





    It just means that you have to press the "Load images" button in an email with linked (rather than embedded) images to view the images.

    Oh.   Well, thanks you guys.   I was so frustrated thinking they could see me open their mail.   I feel better already.  

     

    So, according to this link http://email.about.com/od/outlookexpresscomposing/qt/Request_Read_Receipts_for_All_Messages_in_Win_Live_Mail_WM_OE.htm

    it doesn't mean that someone can get a receipt when I open the mail?   Sorry.   I really need to get my head around this.  

  • Reply 9 of 16
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  • Reply 11 of 16

    Weird.  I got an email this a.m. saying that someone named "suman" replied to my post but I can't find it anywhere.   Oh well.

  • Reply 12 of 16
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 14,437moderator
    plantsower wrote: »
    Weird.  I got an email this a.m. saying that someone named "suman" replied to my post but I can't find it anywhere.   Oh well.

    It was a spammer that replied.
  • Reply 13 of 16
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    It was a spammer that replied.

    Thanks.   I wish a real person would reply to my last post.  :rolleyes:

  • Reply 14 of 16
    muppetrymuppetry Posts: 3,328member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by plantsower View Post

     
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by muppetry View Post





    It just means that you have to press the "Load images" button in an email with linked (rather than embedded) images to view the images.

    Oh.   Well, thanks you guys.   I was so frustrated thinking they could see me open their mail.   I feel better already.  

     

    So, according to this link http://email.about.com/od/outlookexpresscomposing/qt/Request_Read_Receipts_for_All_Messages_in_Win_Live_Mail_WM_OE.htm

    it doesn't mean that someone can get a receipt when I open the mail?   Sorry.   I really need to get my head around this.  


     

    Some email clients, including web-based ones, allow you to request receipts (it's just an additional header item) but they will only be returned if the recipient instructs his or her email client to do so.  Apple Mail does not request or send read receipts.

  • Reply 15 of 16
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    Originally Posted by muppetry View Post

     

     

    Some email clients, including web-based ones, allow you to request receipts (it's just an additional header item) but they will only be returned if the recipient instructs his or her email client to do so.  Apple Mail does not request or send read receipts.


    Okay.   I guess that says it all.   Thank you very much.   :)

  • Reply 16 of 16
    stxnpxstxnpx Posts: 1member

    This has been frustrating me, too. Here's the best I've been able to do with it so far.

     

    Click on "Mail" in top left of menu bar.

         "Preferences" - "Accounts" -  "Mailbox Behaviors" - "Junk" -  "Delete junk messages when" - Select "quitting mail."

     

    Caveat: for some reason, this only deletes most of the bulk/junk mail but a few messages are still there when I open the Mail app again. I'm hoping that Apple will fix this gltich soon, because I don't even want to see this garbage at all.

     

    If you do not uncheck "Keep junk messages on server," you can check them online every now and then to be sure there aren't any that are actual "good" email.

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