In this article we will discuss how to use this Gmail trick to clean up your inbox. We amass mails in the same way that some people amass Marvel figures. To be fair, that is not an exact analogue, as I gather email primarily because we believe we will need it later, but never do. This often results in my inbox being far too full of emails, the most of which I’ve already read and no longer require.
It can create complications, particularly on the Gmail mobile application. When you’re dealing with thousands (or tens of thousands) of emails, the Gmail app’s search feature might become clogged. As a result, we frequently visit the location to resolve the issue (or every year, when we get too busy and forget the whole “every few months” thing).
The issue with the Gmail app is that there is no convenient method to delete multiple items in bulk. Even if you use the web-based version, you will be limited to selecting 100 emails at a time. That is not an acceptable option when your email is overflowing.
What are your options, then? I’m going to demonstrate a really useful technique for mass elimination. Regrettably, this feature is available only on Gmail’s web interface. The good news is that your mobile Gmail application will appreciate your diligence in resolving this.
What you will need ?
You’ll need a Google account to get started. Naturally, you’ll also require an inbox for previously read emails that you’re not required to retain. This is critical: If you have emails that you need to save, either mark them as unread or move them to a different folder; otherwise, they will be erased.
How to remove many messages simultaneously in Gmail
- Open Gmail.
- In the search bar, type is:read. You should only see emails that you have already read at this point (or at least the first 100).
- Select all of the messages from your read email by checking the box.
- If you have a large number of unread messages, your selection will be limited to the first 100. To view all unread messages, click the Select All Conversations That Match This Search link. This link will appear only if you have over 100 unread messages.
- Make sure you choose every email that has been read (not just the first 100).
Caution: If you notice an email listed (after selecting all unread emails) that you do not wish to delete, unchecking it will revert the Select all conversations that match this search option. In other words, before proceeding, you should gather any read emails you wish to store into a separate folder (or designate them as unread). Now, by hitting the Trash icon, we must remove all of those read emails .
Following your click on the Trash icon, you will be required to confirm the bulk deletion of the read email. When you click OK, all of those read emails will be discarded. This may take some time, depending on the number of read emails you delete. Finally, your Gmail inbox will be significantly cleaner.
Finally the procedure for bulk email deletion in Gmail completed. Take advantage of the freed-up space and improved search efficiency in the Gmail app.