How do I delete multiple emails

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    I have Version 4.2. comcast.net email. Is there a way to delete email message other than one at a time? I now have about 1100 messages most of which I've seen elsewhere.
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    The only way to delete multiple emails at a time is by clicking "Edit" in your Inbox and then selecting all the emails you want to delete.
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    I knew how to do that, but 1200 old emails still take forever to delete. I was hoping for a "little known work-around". :( Thanks anyway.
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    Depending on your email service you might be able to use Safari to go to your web email client and use whatever tools are available there.
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    My wife has our 9 year old granddaughter delete her's about once a week. That is how much she wants to handle grandma's iPad. Then she gets to play a few games.

    Sent from my iPad 64 GB, WiFi, 3G using iPF soon to be an iPad 2
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    Sounds a lot like my mothers first automatic dishwasher, only with better motivation.
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    By the way, how did you manage to have your iPad show 1100 emails? Mine only allows to show the 200 most recent ones. Anyway, you could probably go to Settings->Mail, Contacts, Calendars->Show->25 Recent messages.
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    Well having more then 1000 letters in the inbox doesn't sound too good.
    If you have a way to open your mail in a PC dedicated program like Office Exchange, then it is a snap to select all and delete all.

    Think before you Sync

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