How to delete bulk emails in Gmail?


If you are a heavy gmail user then chances are that your inbox must be very messy most of the times. We have seen how to organise gmail inbox - creating labels in gmail and archiving gmail messages are two good methods.

How to delete bulk emails in Gmail?

Though we have seen that archiving gmail messages can be a better option than deleting them because later if the need arises we can find the archived gmail messages, but if you are very sure about certain mails that you won't need them in future then deleting them is also not a bad option.

We have already learned to delete all emails from one sender in gmail. Here are some other ways on how to delete bulk emails in Gmail. There are different methods to delete multiple emails in gmail and also to delete all mails in gmails. We'll see each of the methods and also the step by step process on how to do that.

 

How to mass delete gmail messages as per search – search by date.

 

In the first section we looked at deleting multiple emails in Gmail by selecting each one individually. If the number of emails to be deleted is very large then this can be a very tedious job. We can do this by setting up filters in gmail. Here's a step by step explanantion of the process on how to mass delete emails in gmail by creating filters.

Step 1 :

Go to the search bar at the top.

Delete bulk emails in Gmail

 

Step 2 :

Select the criteria for which you want to filter the mails e.g. select the dates as a filter criteria.

Delete bulk emails in Gmail
Delete bulk emails in Gmail
Step 3 :

The mails will be filtered as per your filter criteria. Check "Check all" box.

Delete bulk emails in Gmail

 

Step 4 :

Click on  "Select all conversations that match this search".

Delete bulk emails in Gmail
Step 5 :

Click "Delete".

Delete bulk emails in Gmail

How to delete multiple emails in Gmail - using selection

This is the first method to delete multiple emails in Gmail. We can select the emails that we do not want anymore and then delete them. Below are the exact steps about how to do that.

Step 1 :

Check the checkbox to the left of all those mails that you want to delete.

Delete bulk emails in Gmail
Step 2 :

Click the “Delete” button.

Delete bulk emails in Gmail

How to delete all mails from gmail?

If we are very sure that we do not want any mail in the inbox then we can delete all the mails at once. Here is the process on how to delete all emails at once in gmail.

Step 1 :

Click the check all box.

Delete bulk emails in Gmail
Step 2 :

Click the “Delete” button

Delete bulk emails in Gmail

 

Conclusion : 

These three methods of deleting emails will fulfill all your requirements of deleting emails in gmail. Any number of emails can now be deleted in bulk from your gmail inbox. If you want to become a power user of Gmail here are a few more tricks that can help you - Set up auto forwarding in Gmail, Add GIFs to your Gmail messages and get desktop notifications from Gmail.