How to delete all emails: You have tried to do some cleaning in your inbox by deleting all old emails but, not being very practical with the use of Web Mail services and email clients, you have had some difficulties in proceeding. So you ask yourself if I can help you delete all the emails and put some order in your inbox.
Well, what questions ?! Of course! There is no problem, I will gladly help you! In the course of today’s tutorial I will explain how to proceed to delete emails from all major email services, such as Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo Mail and Libero Mail, acting both from a computer and from a smartphone and tablet.
So: are you ready to get started? All you need is a few minutes of free time so that you can carefully follow the procedures that I will provide you in the course of this guide. Sit comfortably in front of your computer, keep your smartphone or tablet handy and go ahead. I just have to wish you a good reading and a good time!
How to delete all emails from Gmail
If you intend to act from a computer, connect to the official Gmail site via a browser for browsing the Internet, in order to see all the emails sent and received, which are divided into special tabs. If you don’t use tabs, click on the All Messages menu item in the left sidebar.
Now, to delete all the emails present in a section (for example in the Main or All messages tab ), put the check mark in the box located at the top left, in order to select all the contents. At this point, to delete the selected messages, click on the button with the trash can symbol in the top bar. In this way, all the selected emails will be moved to the Trash where they will remain for 30 days, before their definitive and automatic deletion.
You can repeat this operation for all the Gmail cards if you use them (for example Social or Promotions ), then going to select all the emails received. Furthermore, if you also want to delete the sent emails, click on the Sent Mail item from the left sidebar of Gmail , check the box at the top left and press the button with the trash can symbol , to move the emails too. sent in the temporary basket.
Conversations moved to the Trash will be permanently and automatically deleted after 30 days but you can manually clean up if you wish. To do this, click on the word Trash that you see in the left sidebar (if you can’t find it, press the Other item first ) and then click on the word Empty the trash now that you see at the top of the screen.
From smartphones and tablets
To delete emails from Gmail , you can also act through the official application of the service for Android and iOS . The procedure is very simple and is identical on both operating systems.
Then start the Gmail app by tapping on its icon that you find on the main screen of your device and, from the Main folder or from the other tabs accessible by pressing the button with the ☰ symbol, locate the emails you want to delete. Once identified, tap and hold on one of this and then put the check mark on all subsequent emails to be selected. Now, press the button with the trash can symbolyou see in the top bar, to move the selected emails to the Trash .
Proceed in the same way for all the Gmail cards containing the emails to be deleted and, subsequently, if you want to manually empty the Trash as well , tap the ☰ button and then press the Trash folder from the side drop-down menu. Then press on the item Empty trash now to confirm the operation.
How to delete all emails from Outlook
If you intend to delete all the emails from your mailbox on Outlook.com , you can proceed by connecting to the official website of the service or using its official application for Android and iOS / iPadOS .
If you intend to delete Outlook emails from your computer, what you need to do to succeed is to connect to the main page of the well-known Webmail service and log into your Microsoft account. Then put the check mark on the selection box that you can see in the upper left corner, in order to quickly select all the elements on the screen.
Once all the emails are selected, press the Empty highlighted button that you can see in the top bar. If, on the other hand, you want to delete the emails in the Other section , you can directly press the Empty more button you see in the top section of the Webmail service.
Alternatively, press the button with the trash can symbol that appears when you move the mouse to the preview of a specific email. In this way, you can proceed with the manual deletion for each single selected email.
The procedure for deleting the emails present in Outlook can be performed in an extremely simple way also for the other folders of the service. Then click on the folder that contains the emails to be deleted (for example Drafts ) in the left side menu and then move the mouse to the left of an email, to see the box dedicated to the section appear .
Instead of putting the check mark on a single email you can also click on the Empty folder button located in the top bar to delete all the emails present in a particular folder (for example Drafts ).
Deleted emails will be kept for a period of time in the Deleted Items folder . If, however, you intend to delete this last section as well, click on his name from the left bar and then click on the word Empty folder that you find in the bar at the top. Finally, confirm the operation by pressing Delete All .
Instead, if you are using the Outlook e-mail client on Windows or macOS , just right-click on all the folders containing the emails to be deleted and press the Delete all item . To delete the conversations from the Deleted Items folder (it’s called Trash on macOS), right-click on its entry and press the word Empty folder . The procedures indicated apply to any other e-mail address connected to the e-mail service offered by Outlook .
From smartphones and tablets
Are you using the Outlook application on your mobile device and want to know how to proceed with deleting emails? It’s very simple, just start the app from the home screen of your device and then locate the emails to be deleted (all folders are visible by tapping the button with the symbol ☰). Found? Very well! Tap on one of the emails present, so as to put the check mark on it.
Then, on iOS , then presses the Select all button from the top bar, tap the button with the trash can symbol at the bottom right and confirm the deletion, pressing the menu item Delete permanently . You can repeat this operation for all folders of the Webmail service and also for the Deleted Items folder , which contains previously deleted emails.
Using the Android application instead , presses on the email to be deleted, to select it, and then put the check mark on the others you want to delete. Then press the icon with the trash can symbol at the top right to move the emails to this temporary folder. Repeat the operation for all Outlook folders (they are visible by tapping the button with the symbol ☰).
To delete the emails contained in the Deleted Items folder , instead, put the check mark on the emails to be deleted, press the icon with the trash can symbol from the top bar and then confirm the operation by pressing on Delete so permanent .
How to delete all emails from iCloud
The email service you use by default is Apple’s and would you like to know how to delete all emails from iCloud ? Don’t worry, performing this operation is very simple, as you can act via the web and app for iOS / iPadOS.
To delete all Mail emails from your computer you can act through the iCloud web panel and logging in with your Apple ID. From the iCloud home screen then click on the Mail application that is present on the screen (it has the symbol of a white envelope on a blue background ), in order to use the e-mail service in its Web version.
To proceed with the deletion of the emails present in the various folders you have to select them manually; then click on one of them and then press the button with the trash can symbol in the upper right corner. If you want to select multiple emails at the same time, hold down the Ctrl key on Windows or cmd on macOS and then click with the mouse on the items to select. Then, press the button with the trash icon from the top bar, to delete multiple emails at the same time.
All deleted items will be stored in the Trash folder , accessible by tapping on his name from the left sidebar. The elements of this section will be deleted automatically after a set period of time but, if you wish, you can repeat the operation indicated above to also delete all the emails present in this folder.
Alternatively, if you use the Mail e-mail application on Mac , just start the latter, so you can see on the screen the various folders in which the emails are located. Now, to delete them, first click on one of these folders (for example Inbox ) and then select all the emails present using the combination of keys cmd + a . Then click on the trash icon from the top bar to move the conversations to the trash .
Repeat this procedure to eventually delete all emails from other folders (for example Sent ) and then empty the Trash . To perform this last operation, right-click on its entry from the left sidebar and then click on the word Delete deleted items from the context menu.
Furthermore, I remind you that, in the event that you have connected more than one e-mail address to the Mail e-mail service , the procedures to be followed are exactly the same.
From smartphones and tablets
If you want to act through your device, start the e-mail service application, by tapping on its icon that you find on the main screen of your device (it has the symbol of a white envelope on a blue background ) in order to view all the emails sent and received in the Inbox folder .
Now, press the Edit button in the upper right corner and place the check mark on the emails to be deleted. Then tap on the word Move and then press the Trash item to move the selected emails to this temporary folder.
You can also do this in the other folders of the e-mail application, such as Drafts and Sent ; in this way you will manually select all the emails sent and received, moving them to the trash where they will be automatically deleted after a set period of time.
However, if you want to delete these last emails too, tap on the Trash item that you find in the Mailboxes section , then press the Edit button and, finally, on the word Delete all twice in a row. Want to know how to delete all unread emails from iPhone ? Simple, you just need to open your inbox, use the button at the bottom you need to filter them and select Unread . Once this is done, use the procedure I described above and that’s it!
How to delete all emails from Yahoo
Operating from the Web version of Yahoo Mail , select all the items in a folder by tapping the checkbox in the top bar and then pressing the trash icon called Delete . If prompted, confirm the operation by pressing OK and repeat this procedure for all Yahoo Mail folders . To delete, instead, the items in the trash, tap the button with the trash symbol that you can see next to its folder and confirm the deletion by pressing the OK item .
Instead, start the application on your device and swipe from left to right to delete an email, or check the Today box to select all the emails related to the day. Then tap on the checkbox located at the top, to select multiple emails at the same time and press the trash can icon at the bottom . Repeat this operation for all the folders in the app and visible from the ☰ menu while to delete the items in the Trash , press the icon with the trash symbol and confirm the operation by pressing OK .
How to delete all emails from Libero
To delete all the emails of the Libero Mail service you can proceed by acting first through the app you have installed on an Android device or on an iOS / iPadOS , through an identical procedure for both operating systems.
If you intend to proceed from the Web version of this Webmail service, once you have logged in to your e-mail address, put the check mark on the emails to be deleted and press the button with the trash can symbol .
Confirm the operation by pressing the OK button , if requested, and carry out the exact same procedure for all the other folders. To empty the trash, on the other hand, press the icon with the symbol ☰ that you find in the Trash folder and, from the drop-down menu you see on the screen, click on the item Empty trash . To confirm the operation, press the Empty folder button .
Using the application of this e-mail service, access your e-mail box and then tap on the emails in the Inbox , to select them and then put the check mark on them. Then press the button with a trash can symbol and repeat the operation for all the emails located within the Libero Mail folders such as Sent Mail . To delete the emails in the trash instead, tap the ☰ symbol and the word Delete that you can see next to the Trash item . Then confirm the operation by pressing the OK button (Android) orDelete (iOS).
How to delete all emails from Alice
If you use the Webmail service offered by TIM (formerly known as Alice Mail ) to proceed with the deletion of emails, you must connect to the Web version of its platform to perform the operations I am about to show you in the following lines.
Once logged in to the e-mail service, put the check mark on the selection box you see on the screen at the top left, to select all the emails in a folder, such as the one called Inbox . Then delete the emails, by pressing the Delete button and the Confirm item .
This operation can be performed in the same way also for the other folders, such as for example for the Sent Items section . To delete, instead, the emails in the trash, click on the Empty item that you can see next to its folder and confirm the deletion by clicking on Delete .
How to delete all Facebook emails
Facebook , if not set up correctly, can “flood” the mailbox of its users, as it sends e-mail messages for the various notifications received. It goes without saying that if you receive numerous interactions, you could soon find yourself with a substantial amount of unwelcome messages.
To prevent this from happening, it is necessary to deactivate the sending of messages by the platform, which can be done in a few steps. If you are interested in this, then, open this Facebook page and, if necessary, log in to your profile.
Once inside, in front of you you have the whole list of notifications that Facebook can send you or not depending on the permissions you have given it. Scrolling down, you will notice that some of them have written things like Push , Email and SMS under their name .
These are all the channels on which a notification is sent to you in case you receive this type of interaction so, to block the sending of emails by Facebook, you must select one by one the notification you are not interested in by clicking on it and , from the menu that opens , move the notification lever from Yes to No.
This will selectively block emails but, in case you want to get rid of all the messages at once, there is a quicker method. Instead of unchecking them one by one, scroll down on the notifications page until you find the Email entry .
Click on it to open the selection menu where it offers you the option to receive them all except those you disable individually, have only the ones suggested or remove them all apart from those on security and privacy. Select the option you prefer but, if you want to receive as little as possible, then the item Only on your account is the one that minimizes them. If, on the other hand, you want to delete the emails that he has already sent you, then in the next section you will find the way to delete those of a specific sender.
How to delete all emails from a sender
Do you have some annoyance that fills you with messages and you don’t know how to get rid of them? Don’t worry, there is a way to delete all email messages received from the same address in just a few seconds. Of course, depending on the provider you use, the steps to achieve this might be slightly different.
In this case, let’s see how to delete all emails from a sender on Gmail , one of the most used email services ever. To proceed, you must first search for all the emails of that sender using the search bar located at the top of the screen, by entering the wording from: [sender’s e-mail address] .
Now in front of you you will find the list of all the e-mail messages that have been sent to you from that address and, to delete them, you have to check the empty square above the photo or icon of that sender. By ticking that box, the system will select all the emails in the list, which you can delete by clicking on the trash can icon that appears just after placing the check mark.
For all the other providers the procedure will be more or less similar, as basically you need to search for all the messages sent by that person, select them and then delete them using the appropriate button. What could change is the formula to search for them or the graphical aspect of the platform but, in essence, it will always be very similar. This method is also ideal for things like deleting all spam emails or all those cases where you want to delete entire groups of messages. If you want to know how to delete an email address, I leave you to my dedicated guide.