How to delete mail in macOS Mojave’s Mail app

There are several ways to delete mail in the Mail app of macOS Mojave.  To delete a message from a Mail notification or with a swipe, the “Move discarded messages” option in Viewing preferences in Mail must be set to Trash; otherwise, the message is archived.

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  • In a Mail notification: Move the pointer over the notification, then click Trash.

  • In the Message viewer: Do one of the following:

  • Swipe left with two fingers, then click Trash, or swipe all the way to the left until the message disappears.

  • Move the pointer over the message header, then click the Delete button (it looks like a trashcan) that appears.

  • Select a message in the list, then click the Delete button in the Mail toolbar.

(This how-to is based on my experiences and info on Apple's support pages — where the images sometimes come from.)