How do I delete Netscape emails for good?

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When I moved to another location and reassembled my 486 Dell computer all the deleted e-mail came back to my mailbox section of my Netscape Mail. I had to delete again as many as 240 old e-mails. What was wrong? Where they were? I like to delete them forever. Thanks for your help. My regards: Jorge Rios.

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This question was answered on August 22, 1999. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

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Cloak & dagger Question ... when I delete unwanted messages from my Netscape e-mail trash folder, they are erased I understand that even though they no longer appear in any e-mail Netscape folder, they are still resident "somewhere" on my hard disk If this is so, how do I get rid of them so that no one can read them in the future?

A: You are correct Often users delete files of various sorts and believe that they are gone, but that is not the case! Most email programs retain these trashed email items in a folder called roughly deleted items To find this folder go to start/find/then enter *delete*, this should bring maybe a few deleted items folders First and foremost double click on each folder checking the contents, once you ARE SURE that this is the folder you want deleted drag it to the recycle bin and empty the trash

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Posted by Ken of Data Doctors on August 22, 1999