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Delete Mail messages without using Mail's trash
Authored by: crashcane on Jan 05, '06 07:44:15AM

This actually scares me. Just this week I lost a message from my inbox, and I couldn't find it anywhere. I searched through every mailbox I have. It wasn't in the Trash, and as I have my trash set to delete messages over 30 days old, and the message was less than a week old, I had no idea where the message went.

Now I wonder if I hit apple-X and cut the message out of my mail database.

Anyone know a way to disable this feature?



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Delete Mail messages without using Mail's trash
Authored by: sgs812 on Jan 05, '06 08:51:53AM

The same thing happened to me a while ago.

The solution I used was to change the keyboard shortcut for cut in mail to something else (i use com-opt-shift-x).

To do this go to system preferences, then the keyboard and mouse pane, click on the keyboard shortcuts button and then press the + sign on the lower left side. Now select Mail from the application popup field, (or select other and direct it to Mail), type "Cut" in the Menu Title field and then enter whatever new shortcut you want in the last field (although you need to avoid using a key combo that is already in use in Mail, or change that one too).

Another one I change is the quit command in Safari (I use com-opt-q) so I don't accidently hit com-q instead of com-w.



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