I’m sure this has been answered more than once but I am not finding what I need. I have over 700 thousand(!) emails in my SPAM folder (on my Mac) that go back 3 years. Every time I try to delete some/part/all of them by either selecting and deleting by using the delete script it hangs up the computer/mail program or faults out. I’ve even tried selecting and deleting a single email and I get “1455317.emlx couldn’t be copied to “Messages” because an item with the same name already exists.”
Tried hunting for a plist file in the Library to trash and start over but couldn’t find anything?
Tried having the SPAM redirected to the JUNK folder and auto-delete out of there but crashes Mail
Tried looking at the failure in Console but greek to me…
MacOS 10.11.3 but has been happening for many variations of the mac os through many upgrades of spam sieve.
Mac Mail 9.2