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Gmail – Delete ‘Em All

Posted By Andrew On April 23, 2012 @ 11:45 AM In E-Mail Help | 4 Comments

I work for Worldstart, and I get a LOT of e-mail. We’re talking hundreds upon hundreds of messages – all of which Gmail keeps in one place or another for me to access at any time.

So, when I finally go in to do a little spring cleaning, I’m met with a nightmare. I select all and delete…

…100 messages at a time…

But I’ve found a way to delete ALL my old, useless messages all at once, so I thought I’d share.

In Gmail, make sure you’re in the folder which you’d like to delete all your messages, (spam, trash, etc.) and click the box shown in the image below…

…and click All – this will select all the messages on screen.

Now, notice that at the top of your inbox there’s a message that says “All 100 conversations on this page are selected.” and next to it a link that says “Select all XXXX conversations in (insert folder name here)”

Click it to select ALL messages in that folder.

…and then click the trash can icon to delete.

Voila!

Note: Make sure you’re ready to permanently delete these messages – otherwise you’re going to be one unhappy camper!

~Andrew


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