Gmail is Google's sophisticated and free email software, which an increasing number of people use for daily and even mission-critical communication. One of the advantages of Gmail is that, since it is a web-based program, Google may add new features and enhance its functionality on a regular basis. As current features are updated and new capabilities are introduced, the software tends to simply become better and better. For example, when it comes to removing numerous emails in the early days of Gmail, there weren't many choices. Because there were no features for sorting emails or marking emails that were not visible on the first page of a folder, everything had to be done manually.
Thankfully, that is no longer the case, and clearing out your Gmail account is now quite simple. You'll still have to manage certain folders manually, but Gmail will maintain and clean up a significant part of your inbox for you. In this post, I'll teach you how to use some effective methods for dealing with huge amounts of mail, including how to remove all of your junk mail.
How can I get rid of all of my Unwanted Mail?
To get to the Spam folder in Gmail, you must first expand the categories list. If left to its own devices, Gmail will automatically erase any emails in this folder that are older than 30 days on a rolling basis. This is excellent since, depending on how many things you've signed up for with your email address, you might be getting dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of spam messages every day. Although Google is quite excellent at distinguishing between genuine email and spam, it isn't perfect – if you conduct significant business through email, a monthly (or even more regular) review of your spam filter may be a good idea.
However, if you've examined your spam folder and want to delete everything in it, it's a straightforward process. You may do precisely that if you want to get rid of all of them. A button labeled “Delete all spam messages immediately” may be found under the search field. Click it and then click OK to confirm your decision.
Whether it's your spam folder or your trash folder, Google will help you delete everything with a single click. You can clear your trash with one button click, much like the spam folder, and the button is in the same location. Select “Empty Trash Now” from the trash folder menu.
On my iPhone, how can I clear my trash folder in Gmail?
On the iPhone version of Gmail, you couldn't remove all of your emails in the trash folder. The iPhone version, on the other hand, gradually caught up to the mainstream, and the iPhone software is now on par with the Chrome-based browser version of Gmail from a few years ago. Simply enter the folder and press the “Empty trash now” or “Empty Spam now” buttons, exactly as you would in Chrome.
On Android, how can I remove all of my unwanted mail at once?
On an Android device, whether it's a tablet, smartphone, or Chromebook, cleaning your Spam or Trash folder is a one-button operation, just as on iOS.
Is it possible to remove more than 50 emails in Gmail at once?
As a result, the Spam and Trash folders are simple to empty…
What about the rest of your directories?
At first sight, the “Pick All” option in the selection box of the Gmail web interface seems to select all messages in a directory.
You choose “All” from the drop-down arrow next to the box, and all of the messages are chosen, right? Ready for a fast delete? Unfortunately, no – it just picks the top 50 unread and read messages on the screen. The findings on the next page are completely random.
It's the same in Gmail's app versions. When you choose all and then click the trash button, all of the emails on the current page will be deleted, but not those on the following pages.
Using the search field, however, you may choose more than one page's worth of messages. Select All in the box to select all of the messages in your Gmail account, then look to the right. A paragraph will appear that says, “All 50 chats on this page have been chosen.” Then there will be a button to the right of that reads something like “Select all 3,294 chats in Whatever This Folder Is Called.” When you click that, everything is really chosen, and you can start deleting!
(Are you just clearing up your inbox so you can view your unread emails? We've created a tutorial on how to quickly see just your unread emails in Gmail.)
So you can delete a million texts all at once…
What if you wanted to avoid things getting to that stage in the first place?
Gmail offers a sophisticated filtering feature that allows you to create rules for deleting incoming emails based on particular keywords in the subject line, whether the message contains attachments and a variety of other criteria.
1. Go to your Gmail account and sign in.
2. Select the settings option.
3. Go to the Filters tab.
4. Choose ‘Create new filter' from the drop-down menu.
5. Make your choice and type in the keywords.
6. Select ‘Create a filter with this search' from the drop-down menu.
7. Choose ‘Delete it'.
8. Select ‘Create filter' from the drop-down menu.
9. Select ‘Also apply filter to matching messages' from the drop-down menu.
This is useful for those who get a lot of spam or bulk emails.
One Last Thought
It's no surprise that Gmail is the most widely used email service. It's not only free, but it also offers a lot of sorting options so you may arrange your email as you like.
It's never been simpler to delete emails or block emails from senders you don't want to receive. Although some manual choices are still needed if you aren't targeting the Spam and Trash folders, you can still delete thousands of emails with a single action rather than repeating the selection procedure on each page.