Remove old mails automatically in Thunderbird

As most users I have some folders in Thunderbird with a huge number of mails. Now I want that Thunderbird deletes mails automatically.

How to make Mozilla Thunderbird delete old messages in a folder automatically?

  • Click on the desired folder with the right mouse button.
  • Select the Properties… entry from the menu.
  • Switch to the Retention Policy tab.
    Retention Policy
  • Uncheck Use my account settings
  • Delete all but the last __ messages or Delete messages more than __ days old
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