Bulk Delete Gmail Messages

  • So you want to clean up your Gmail inbox, and looking for an easy way to delete hundreds or even thousands of messages at once?
  • In this video, I will show you how I delete 62,000 messages with just couple of clicks and made my Gmail inbox clean.
  • This will work in both Gmail and Google Workspace (Google Apps)
Bulk Delete Gmail Emails
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1. Filter Emails

  • To get started, log into your Gmail inbox as you'd always do.
  • And while you're in your inbox, type "is:unread" in the search bar and perform a search.
  • This will let you filter your email and only show unread messages.

2. Select all messages

  • Next, check a little box under the the search bar to select all displayed messages.
  • Now you notice in my case I have over 62,000 emails however, only 100 conversations are selected.
  • This is because by default Gmail displays 100 messages per page. So in our next step I show you how you select all the unread conversations.

3. Select all Conversations

  • So to select all messages (62,556 for my case) that match the search criteria of "unread", click on "Select all conversations that match this search" link.
  • This selects all unread messages in your inbox.

4. Delete all Messages

  • Now you're ready to delete all unread messages in your Gmail inbox.
  • Go a head and click on the trash icon. Gmail will then ask you to confirm your action, just click "OK" and you're done.
  • After confirming deletion, it may take some time for Gmail to trash all the emails. This depends on the number of messages, in my case it took about 2-3 minutes.

5. Empty Trash

  • So after you've deleted emails from your inbox, Gmail stores them in the trash from where they're automatically deleted after 30 days.
  • You can go a head and empty the trash yourself. To do so, just head over to your trash and click on "Empty Trash now" link, then confirm deletion.
  • And that is it! I hope it was helpful, if you have any question go ahead and leave them in the comment section below and I'll be happy to help. Thank you!
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