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GMAIL : delete emails one at a time ?

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by muddy123, Jul 6, 2011.

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  1. muddy123

    muddy123 Thread Starter

    Jun 23, 2011
    do i have to click each email (little box on left) , one at a time ? is there a faster way ? then, i have to do the same thing in the trash bin, 'delete forever'; i'm trying to delete from my gmail/all mail folder in outlook express, as well; thanks
  2. bicycle bill

    bicycle bill Banned

    Jul 11, 2003
    You should be able to highlight the first one in the group you want to delete highlight the last one hold down shift and click delete.Sorry if I insult your intelligence.
  3. DoubleHelix

    DoubleHelix Banned

    Dec 9, 2004
    You're describing the Gmail web interface. If you want to delete multiple messages at once, put a check mark next to each message you want to delete, and the click Delete. Not sure what else you're looking for there.

    There's absolutely no reason to go to Trash and click Delete Forever. I've never done that, and I've had a Gmail account for many, many years. You get a huge amount of storage, and it's probably safe to assume that should you actually get even close to that limit, Gmail will probably empty out the old messages for you.
  4. 1002richards

    1002richards Retired Trusted Advisor

    Jan 29, 2006
    Hi muddy123,
    In my Gmail account, along the top line there's an empty tick box just like the tick box (sorry 'check box') alongside each email. If I tick ('check') that box it puts a tick ('check') in all the others below.
    Does that work for you?

    Hope this helps

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