How to delete all (thousands) of emails at the same time

popowich

EQ Forum Admin
Staff member
Hello,

Do you have thousands of emails to delete in your Yahoo Mail?

To delete all of your email at the same time you first need to get all the mail on one page:
  • Go to Options and select Mail Options
Yahoo Mail Options.JPG
  • In the General section click the radio button to put all mail on a single scrolling page
Yahoo Show all mail on the same page.JPG
  • Go back to your Inbox
  • Click the checkbox to select all message, then click Delete
Delete All Yahoo Mail.JPG

 
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popowich

EQ Forum Admin
Staff member
It is also possible to shift click delete a group of emails at the same time.

Yahoo Shift Click Delete Thousands of Emails.JPG
  1. Click the box to the left of the first email
  2. Shift-click the box next to the last email
  3. Click the delete button to delete all of the highlighted messages
 
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popowich

EQ Forum Admin
Staff member
In the latest version of Yahoo Mail, scroll down as many pages as you can, then:

Yahoo Delete Email.jpg

  • Click the check box at the top left of your inbox
  • Select All
  • Click the Delete button
 

trooper63

New Email
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This is for the Full Featured version. It will
work for the Basic version, but only for one page at a time.
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Also, you can change the Inbox format by clicking on SORT
BY DATE above your inbox emails to make certain type
emails go to the top for easier deletion
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If you place a check mark in the empty box to the left of
DELETE above your inbox emails OR click on the down
arrow to the right of this box and click on ALL OR clicking
on "A" while holding down the CTRL button on your
keyboard you will place a check mark to the left of ALL
of your emails OR the first 50 emails. It seems to differ
with some users. If you are one of those that it places a
check mark to the left of the first 50....try these.
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Place a check mark to the left of the first email and then
scroll down to the bottom of your emails and then hold
down the SHIFT key on your keyboard and then click on
the the box to the left of the last email. This will place a
check mark to the left of all of them in between.. Click
DELETE when done....If you want to save some click on
the check mark to the left of that email to remove the
check mark before deleting.
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Scroll to the end of your emails and THEN clickon the
empty box above your inbox to the left of DELETE and this
will place a check mark to the left of all of them.
click on DELETE when done
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For just a few emails you can place a check mark in
the box to the left of the email and click on DELETE
or hover your pointer in the space to the right of
the FROM name,which displays a trash can...click
on that to delete.
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Once your question has been posted for at least 1 hour
and has at least one answer click on 'Award Best Answer'
button next to your chosen answer.
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benciuf

New Email
Hy,
I've tried the following:
In the search bar search this: "%a%"
Then you can delete the return of this search.
Then you can use other "%<any character>%"
This search is returning from database all the results that contains the letter 'a' .
Hope it helped
 

iamyuneek

New Email
I managed to delete all my emails into the trash folder over 10,000 but now the trash wont delete..jsut sits there
 

iamyuneek

New Email
i try to delete the trash but it keels saying "There appears to be a problem loading the message list." Retry. When I retry it just repeats itself
 

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