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Fix: UID Copy Failed – Mac OS X Mail

UID Copy Failed Mac OS X Mail

Are you attempting to delete a message in Mac OS X mail but receive the following error?


The message “” could not be moved to the mailbox “Trash”

The IMAP command “UID COPY” (to trash) failed for the mailbox “INBOX” with server error: UID COPY failed.


This is an issue with IMAP unable to move a copy of the message on the mail server.


  1. Go to Mail -> Preferences -> Accounts -> (select a mail account) -> Mailbox Behaviors -> Trash Mailbox -> and select On My Mac Trash bin.

Mac mail trash on mac preferences
  1. Close the Mail preferences window and try deleting the message again.

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chris on Tuesday, 03 July 2018 04:57

Thank you

Thank you
irfan on Thursday, 01 February 2018 04:02


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