Activities with email are now commonly done by people who are always in touch with business partners, clients, or certain parties. So not infrequently email messages that are in the inbox become very full.
Not to mention email messages from social media that are connected to your email, incoming advertisements, and other applications that are connected to your email, will definitely add to the list of incoming messages in your email to be more.
The messages will pile up in your inbox so you have a full and cluttered inbox. Not to mention that you are lazy to delete every incoming message, so you let it become hundreds or even thousands of messages stored in your inbox.
For that, here I will explain How To Delete All Gmail Messages At Once. Let’s see the following discussion.
How to delete thousands of Gmail messages in 2 clicks
How to delete email messages via browser
- Open your mobile browser and type the URL mail.google.com to log in to your email account. If you find a display like in the image below before you enter the email, just select “I’m not interested”.
- If you are already logged in to the main page of your email account, please select the three-lined icon on the top left to display the email menu.
- After the menu appears, look at the very bottom. Look for the words “Desktop” to change the appearance of the email to the desktop version.
Why change to the desktop version first? Because the mobile version has limited tools available. So all tools including settings will not appear completely in the mobile version of Gmail.
- If you are already on the desktop version, please select “settings” to enter email settings.
- Well, now you are on the email settings page. Here we will change the maximum page size to display more messages on one page.
- Select the section where I marked the arrow to change the number of emails that will be displayed on one page.
Here you can choose the maximum number, which is 100 messages per page.
- If so, select “Save changes” to save and see the results.
- Okay. Here you can see 100 email messages on one page. To delete all, you just check one by one the messages you want to delete and then select “Delete” at the very bottom.
Well, up to this point, you have been able to delete multiple email messages in your inbox, right? This method is quite effective if you have quite a lot of email messages.
How to delete email messages via the Gmail app
Next, I’ll explain how to delete email messages through the Gmail app. If you have a Gmail app, you can use this method. Please listen.
Delete email messages one by one
Open your Gmail app and search for the message you want to delete. To delete a message, click and hold on to the message until an option appears at the top of the screen. Select the trash icon to delete the message.
Delete multiple email messages at once
To delete multiple messages, click hold on one message, then a checkmark will appear, select and tick several messages repeatedly according to the number of messages you want to delete. If you have selected the trash icon to delete the message.
Delete email messages by “keyword”
The Gmail application has been supported search messages by category. If you have updated the Gmail application, you can experience this feature. So this feature will make it easier for you to search for certain messages using certain operators that have been implemented by Gmail.
This feature is also of course very helpful if you want to delete messages based on certain categories. Here we will use the search feature with certain operators/keywords.
To find out how to let’s see the discussion below.
First, open your Gmail application. And pay attention to the search page at the top as shown by the arrow.
First, if you want to search for messages from a specific sender, please type from the :(space)name of the sender. For example, I will search for email messages from Wattpad, so how to make the operator as shown in the picture.
You can see this in the picture. All messages that appear are from a sender named Wattpad. You can delete all those messages if you want.
For example, I will look for email messages from JobStreet, then the operator used is as shown in the following image.
Well, after you find the email message you are looking for, you just have to delete the message.
Second, if you want to search for email messages for a certain period, use the after or before the operator.
If you want to search for incoming email messages after a certain date, the operator used is after:(space)year/month/date. For example as in the picture.
I will look for email messages that come in after the 1st of the 1st month of 2019. Then a list of incoming messages will appear after that date.
However, if you want to search for incoming messages before a certain date, the operator used is before:(space)year/month/date. For example as in the picture.
In my example, I will search for email messages that came before the 1st of the 1st month of 2019. Then a list of incoming messages will appear before that date.
If you find all the email messages you are looking for, you just have to delete them.
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I’m sure many of you Gmail users don’t know about the delete settings in the Gmail application.
This delete setting means you can set the delete option for your email messages with just one swipe. Wow, how’s that? Instead of being curious, let’s see the discussion here.
- You open the Gmail application and select the icon on the top left to bring up the application menu.
- Then you select “Settings” at the very bottom.
- Then select “General Settings”.
- At this point, you immediately select “Default notification action” to change Gmail’s default settings.
- Then you will be faced with two options, namely Archive and delete. Here you just select Delete.
So when an incoming email notification appears from Gmail, the “Delete” action will appear below the notification, so you can easily and quickly delete incoming emails after you know who the email sender is.
So you don’t need to open the Gmail app to delete it. You can delete it after reading the notification of incoming messages from Gmail.
- Well, then you select the “Sweep action” setting to configure the swipe left or right action in your email message list.
- Here you can set the swipe or swipe action you want. In the example I gave, swipe right means archive, and swipe left I will change to delete.
- There are many options you can choose from. Here I will select “Delete”. So when later this setting has been applied, then you can delete incoming email messages by swiping left or shifting messages to the left.
- If you have succeeded in changing the left slide to “Delete”, it will be like in the image below. It’s done. Now you can easily delete incoming messages without waiting for them to pile up in your email inbox.
That’s How To Delete All Gmail Messages At Once.
For those of you who have the Gmail app, you can now delete email messages easily. You can delete only through notifications without needing to open the Gmail app.
In addition, if you are on the front page of the Gmail application, you can still delete email messages easily, just by sliding the message right or left according to the configuration you did.
So now there is no longer an excuse if your email messages are piling up and not being managed properly.