Deleting emails or attachments permanently


Evolution deletes emails on IMAP servers by marking the messages for deletion; space is not freed until you expunge the marked emails.

To Expunge a specific folder, go to Folder ▸ Expunge or press Ctrl+E. To Expunge all folders, go to File ▸ Empty Trash. This applies to other types of accounts as well.


To delete the attachments of an email, select the message and click Message ▸ Remove Attachments.