Are the Trash and Spam folders regularly emptied?

Yes. Yahoo Mail keeps your account tidy by regularly emptying the Trash and Spam folders. While you can’t change the monthly frequency of Trash removal, you can choose how often Spam is emptied.

  1. Sign in to Yahoo Mail.
  2. Mouse over the Settings menu icon  Image of the Settings icon. | select Settings.
  3. Click Security.
  4. Next to "Delete spam older than," choose your preference:
    • One week
    • Two weeks
    • One month 
  5. Click Save.

  No need to wait - Manually empty the Trash or the Spam folder whenever you'd like.