Gmail is one of the most commonly used email services out there. Most people use Gmail due to its simplicity and convenience. This post will help you mass delete those old emails that seem to be bothering you in no time. There is no better feeling than having a clean email inbox. Whether you use Gmail, Outlook or a differerent email provider, this post will help you get an idea of how to mass delete emails, specifically focusing on Gmail.
Although, the user interface on Gmail is rather simple to understand, it can still be a nightmare having to delete a large number of emails, unless you follow the tricks mentioned in this post. This is the ultimate guide to deleting absolutely everything on Gmail.
How to Select Everything
First of all, it is important to know how you can select everything. In order to do this, press on the tick box that appears right at the top of the page. When you click on the tick box, all the emails on that page will be selected. Once you click on the box, a message will appear saying “All conversations on this page have been selected. Select all the conversations.”
Delete All Emails
It is quite simple easy to delete all the emails on Gmail. First open Gmail, then press on the inbox tab which you would like to clear out such as Promotions, Primary, etc. Click on the small empty box which appears on the top left corner, it is right on top of the Compose button. By clicking on it, everything on the current page of the inbox will be selected.
If there are over 50 emails, then you will need to click on Select all conversations in Promotions for instance. After selecting all the emails, press on the trash bin to delete all of the selected emails. They will then be moved to the trash bin. If there is anything that you might have accidentally deleted, you can get it back by simply going to the trash bin to retrieve the email. The emails will remain in the trash bin for 30 days after which they will be permanently deleted by Gmail.
Delete Emails from Labels
The above step can be followed to delete all the emails in labels. Simply choose the label which you would like to delete emails from. Similarly click on the tick box to select all of the messages on that page. If there are more emails, then you should click on Select all conversations. Click on delete to move all the emails to the trash bin.
Delete All Emails Using a Search
The trick to this is to know what to type. Some of the most useful commands are as follows.
- Email address of the recipient or sender.
Once, the search appears, click on the tick box to delete all the emails of that specific search. Make sure to go through all the emails before deleting them. These methods can be used to delete emails using other search providers as well, although the UI may be different the process should be similar with most email providers.