There are several ways you can use to mass delete your emails but in this How-To tutorial, I will share the various simple options you can use to delete your emails in any scenario.
A. How to Delete Bulk Emails in Gmail Using the Select All Checkbox
- Log into your Gmail account, at the top click the blank square shown in the example below. This will allow you to select all messages on the screen which will be the top 50 emails in your inbox. After selection, Just click on the trash icon to move all to trash.
2. The above only allows you to delete the top 50 emails in your mailbox but if you want to delete more than the first 50 emails, there is a very simple way to delete all of them. Look for the option to “Select all xxxx conversation in Primary”, this allows you to select more than 50 emails in your inbox for deletion.
3. Finally Delete All Your Emails In Gmail
After you click the “select all xxxx conversations in primary”. Then simply click the delete icon (or archive if you wish). Before you mass delete or archive your inbox emails, you’ll want to go through your inbox and make sure you don’t have any important emails that you wish to hold onto.
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B. How to Delete Multiple Emails in Gmail Using Search Criteria
The checkbox method of deleting emails on Gmail works well if you’ve got many different types of emails you want to delete. But what if all the emails you want to delete have something in common?
For example, what if you wanted to delete all emails from a specific sender? Or you wanted to delete all emails related to a particular project.
1. Start with Gmail Open
Click on the search setting in the search bar
2. Define Email Deletion Criteria
Type your email deletion criteria into Advanced Search dialog box.
For example, to delete all the messages that I received about meetings, I would type the word “Meeting” into the Subject field. To delete all the messages from a former coworker, I would type their name into the From field.
In this tutorial, I choose to delete all the routine messages I’ve received from Google. So, I type the word “WordPress” into the From field:
I can mass select the first 50 emails with the word “WordPress” for deletion or click on “Select all conversations that match this search” to select all with the word wordpress. I can then move to trash or mass delete those emails.
C. How to Permanently Delete Gmail Emails
- Open your Gmail and scroll to trash on the left side. Click on More to show the trash option if you cannot see it.
2. Click the Empty Trash now link above the messages to mass delete them permanently
or select the messages you want to delete and click on delete forever.