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When I try to delete my email messages a pop down box shows up on the screen telling me that  "The message (whatever one it may be) could not be moved to the mailbox 'Deleted does not allow messages to be moved to it. 

Is it possible for me to have deleted the original trash box from the left hand column  of the mail page?And that is why these email message cannot be delelted?

I have been given all kinds of sites to go to in hopes of correcting this problem but  none of them has been the one that works to correct  it for me  I have over 45,000 messages that I need to get rid of and I just can't figure out how to get them to move to the trash file or folder  and it doesn't work.

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