How to Delete Mail from Outbox in MacOS Sierra

Mac OS Sierra comes with Mail as standard. Once you have set up your mail client with your email address, you will be able to receive and send mail. Some users may be unfamiliar with how their Outbox works, and how to delete emails from this mailbox.

The Outbox is different to the Sent folder in that it contains emails which were not able to send. These emails might not have sent as a result of a lack of Internet connection, or a problem with the email address entered into the recipient box.

If you intend to delete the mail in this folder, simply follow the instructions in Method 1.

Deleting from Your Outbox

  1. On your dock, locate the postage stamp icon, which represents Apple Mail. Click the icon and wait for the windows to open.

  2. Once Mail is opened, you should see a button for ‘Mailboxes’ on the top left. Click it and it will open up a list of options on the left. The top option is Inbox, which is followed by Flagged, Drafts, Outbox, Sent and Trash. To remove items from your outbox, start by clicking Outbox.

  3. After clicking Outbox, you should be presented with a list of emails that are stuck in your outbox. If you want to delete them, simply click an item of mail until it’s highlighted and press the Delete key on your keyboard.
  4. If you want to delete more than one piece of mail, highlight one piece of mail, hold down the Cmd key on your keyboard, and highlight all the other pieces of mail you would also like to delete. Then, press the Delete key on your keyboard to remove them.
Kevin Arrows
Kevin is a dynamic and self-motivated information technology professional, with a Thorough knowledge of all facets pertaining to network infrastructure design, implementation and administration. Superior record of delivering simultaneous large-scale mission critical projects on time and under budget.

Expert Tip

How to Delete Mail from Outbox in MacOS Sierra

If the issue is with your Computer or a Laptop you should try using Restoro which can scan the repositories and replace corrupt and missing files. This works in most cases, where the issue is originated due to a system corruption. You can download Restoro by clicking the Download button below.

Download Now

I'm not interested