How to Delete a Message Bypassing the Trash

Some spam is so spam that I want to get rid of it immediately. I don't want Mozilla Thunderbird, Netscape or Mozilla to put it in the trash where it still (literally) wastes resources. The same is even more true for viruses and worms.

Fortunately, Netscape lets me delete a message immediately without placing it in the Trash folder first.

Delete a Message Bypassing the Trash in Mozilla Thunderbird or Netscape

To immediately and irrevocably delete a message in Mozilla Thunderbird, Netscape or Mozilla:

  • Select the message you want to delete in the message list.
  • Hold down the Shift key while pressing Del.