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Old 9 Oct 2018, 09:02 AM   #1
atikovi
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mail.com sorting trash by date deleted?

There are times I have accidentally deleted a message received from weeks or months ago. It ends up in the trash folder. There are a few sort options like date received, subject, sender but no way to sort by date deleted. Since I have over 80,000 messages in the trash file, it would take forever to find something I deleted unless I received it recently. Is there a better way to find it?
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Old 11 Oct 2018, 12:43 PM   #2
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There are times I have accidentally deleted a message received from weeks or months ago. It ends up in the trash folder. There are a few sort options like date received, subject, sender but no way to sort by date deleted. Since I have over 80,000 messages in the trash file, it would take forever to find something I deleted unless I received it recently. Is there a better way to find it?
Does mail.com have a search box? If you know the sender/receiver of the mail and/or a term from the subject line, you could do a search for it. I am unsure if Mail.com has this option, but many email providers have the search option these days (eg Gmail, Outlook.com, )

PS: 80000 deleted messages?!
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Old 11 Oct 2018, 10:17 PM   #3
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Yes it has a search box but if I don't remember the sender or subject it doesn't help. Would be much easier if I could sort by date deleted.
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Old 16 Oct 2018, 03:54 AM   #4
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Since I have over 80,000 messages in the trash file, it would take forever to find something I deleted ...
It seems to me that "Trash" isn't doing anything useful for you, as you're just using it as a long-term dumping ground.

I don't know if, before things end up in Trash, you keep them in subject-related folders? But if you do the sensible way to keep long-term stuff is in subject-related long-term folders.

In your position I'd sort out the existing contents of the Trash folder so that there's some segregation, even if it's only eg by month or year received. Then at least any searches you do later of that stuff can be limited to roughly when you think the mail arrived.

Separately from that I'd give yourself a weekly or monthly (or whatever) task - to take whatever's in Trash (from now on) and move all of it to a "Deleted in Oct 2018" (or whatever) folder. Then at least from now on you'll be able to find things by the month of deletion.
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