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Are the Trash and Spam folders regularly emptied?

Yes. By default, both the Trash and Spam folders empty automatically to keep your account tidy. You cannot change the Trash and Spam settings.

  • Trash deletion frequency - Trash is deleted after 7 days.
  • Spam deletion frequency - Spam is deleted after 30 days.