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Deleting 2000 emails fastest

Discussion in 'iPad Help' started by Jane mcmurray, Mar 19, 2011.

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    How can I start with a clean slate with emails? I have mail and those I get through safari. Very confusing. I set up gmail but I also get mchsi mail. I have thousands of emails. I know how to delete one at a time INto garbage or edit check move to trash. This is taking forever. Is there an apple store near Venice Florida?
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    There is, it seems, no easy way to do this on the iPad itself. The iPad native 'Mail' app does not have a 'select all' option so, as you have noticed, you have to go through selecting them one at a time and then moving them all to Trash.

    Previous posters and Forum members have found it easier to do on your service provider's mail server settings - i.e. 'Delete all emails older than' -> and selecting an appropriate time.

    You can, of course, restrict the number of emails that the iPad displays, as I'm sure you know.

    OK - I've not been of much help and I apologise for that, but thought you might like to know that other Forum members are having the same problem..

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    Oh - and please accept my apologies - I forgot to welcome you to the Forum.

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    I appreciate your quick reply. My friends think I am techy but this is driving me nuts. My email is totally set up wrong
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    Yeah, it sux having to select emails one at a time to send to the trash BUT once they all in the trash, u can select delete all and it will do so.
    Also, I just thought of something else that might help/ be easier n faster. Let's say for example all these emails u speak of is thru aol. Well just go to aol website thru safari or 3rd party browser app. Pull up the mail on the browser. U gonna have to sign in to whatever email service on the browser u choose. Like for aol, all ur mail will pop up in the mailbox like when u do it on a desktop. There are boxes by all ur emails then there is a box at the very top. U click the empty box at the very top, and it will check off all of ur emails. Then select the delete button. Then it will ask u do u want to delete all selected. Press yes. Then it will delete. If u have that many emails, u probably gonna have multiple pages of emails. Just repeat process for each page of emails u have as this is wayyyy faster thn one at a time. Once done deleting, go to ur email trashcan, and empty it. This will permanently empty ur mailbox of emails u deleted.
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    Do it on a PC/Mac which should have a "select all" option and presume you want to delete most emails from your inbox, deselect the ones that you don't not want to delete.
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