How to Delete a Message in Comcast Email

By Techwalla Internet Editor

If emails are cluttering your inbox and junk mail folders and you're constantly being asked if you'd like to archive your emails, it's time to start deleting messages from your computer. No matter which mail program you are using, deleting messages is as easy as clicking your mouse. Here are some guidelines for deleting a message in Comcast.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer
  • Internet access
  • Microsoft Windows 98 or higher
  • Macintosh OS X (v10.1 or higher)
  • Broadband connection
  • Comcast service
  • Comcast email account

Step 1

Install Comcast Webmail and open a Comcast email account.

Step 2

Double-click on the Comcast icon to open the Webmail program.

Step 3

View the list of your Comcast email messages and decide which ones you want to delete.

Step 4

Delete the selected message one of three ways. With the message highlighted, right-click and select "Delete." You also can click on the "Delete" icon at the top of the page. Or you can choose "Delete" from the "Edit" menu. All three methods will automatically send the deleted message to the trash or the "Deleted Items" folder.

Step 5

Empty your deleted messages in Comcast by right-clicking on the "Deleted Items" or "Trash" icon and selecting "Empty Deleted Items Folder."

Step 6

Click "Yes" when asked whether you want to empty the folder. Click "No" if you decide not to delete.

Tips & Warnings

  • Messages marked for deletion are left in the "Trash" or "Deleted Items" folder until that folder is purged.
  • Generally, when you delete a message in Comcast it is deleted from the server.