Dear Computer Lady,
How do I get computer to erase my spams and trash? Had these done but it no longer does it.
I have windows 8 Hewlett Packard laptop and Yahoo.com
If you access your email on yahoo.com, there are several ways to empty your Spam and Trash folders.
First, you could simply right-click on the spam or trash folder, and click “Empty trash” or “Empty Spam”.
You could also click on the folder you want to clean out, click on the very top check box (which will select all messages in the folder) then click on the “Delete” icon.
If you want to set your Spam to automatically delete after a certain amount of time, click on the “Settings” icon in the upper-right corner of the window, then click, “Settings”.
In the “Settings” dialog box, click on “Security” in the left column, then click the drop down list next to, “Delete spam older than” and select an amount of time.
Click the “Save” button at the bottom of the dialog box to save your changes.
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