RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
January 11, 2022
Want to wipe your Gmail inbox clean? Using Gmail’s bulk delete option, you can delete all emails from your Gmail account at once in just a few clicks.
If you use the Gmail app on an iPhone, iPad, or Android phone, you can not delete all emails at once on your device. This means you will have to rely on the Gmail site to purge your inbox. Let’s explore how this is done.
This is for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chromebook using Gmail
Deleting all your emails does not delete your Gmail account. You can still send and receive emails after you have deleted all your existing emails.
First, open a web browser on your Windows, Mac, Linux, or Chromebook computer and access the Gmail site. Log in to your Gmail account on the site if not already logged in.
Next, in the sidebar on the left, click All Mail. If you do not see this option, click More to reveal the option. Refer to the below image:
Now, in the pane on the right, you will see all your Gmail emails, including your archived emails. To delete these emails, you will have to first select all these emails. This is done by clicking the Select option (a square icon) at the top of the Gmail interface. See the below image:
Once check-marked, up to the default (50) emails will be highlighted for deletion.
Next, to select the emails that are not on this page, at the top of the emails list, click the Select all X conversations in All Mail, where “X” is the number of emails in the All Mail folder. See the following image:
Now, all your emails are now selected. To start deleting them, at the top of the Gmail interface, click the Delete option (the trash icon). Refer to the below image:
Next, you will see a Confirm bulk action pop-up message. Here, click OK. See the below image:
Now, Gmail will start deleting and moving your emails to the Trash folder. To remove your emails for good, you will have to empty the Trash. To do so, in Gmail’s left sidebar, click the Trash folder. See the following image:
In the pane on the right, at the top, click Empty Trash now. Refer to the below image:
Next, in the Confirm deleting messages pop-up message that opens, click OK. See the below image:
You will receive a cute message from Google about how their servers “feel”. (By the way, servers have no “feelings”). See the following image:
Now, all your emails except for the ones in the Spam folder are now deleted.
Next, to clear the spam emails, in Gmail’s left sidebar, click Spam. Then, in the pane on the right, click Delete all spam messages now. Refer to the below image:
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