Newbie needs help emptying her Inbox

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  1. MerrilyS

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    Hi everyone, I'm trying to find out how to empty my Inbox as quickly as possible (i.e., not one message at a a time).
    It has thousands of emails in it.
     
  2. leelai

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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    Well the quickest way to delete your emails is to hold your iPad in landscape mode, press Edit, up the top in the left hand column, you will notice your message list will move to the right and small circles will appear to the left of each message, go down the list tapping each email you want deleted and you will see Trash appear at the bottom, press this and they're gone. Not the best way but it is the quickest way!

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

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  3. Mickey330

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    The only other way (from the method described by leelai) is to access your e-mail account on the web server and delete the e-mails in bulk from there. That is, if you have an IMAP account. With a POP account, the emails are physically on the iPad and can only be deleted one-by-one; an IMAP account is like a "mirror" and only reflects what is on the web. Thus, the ability to delete in bulk on the web...

    Or, I've see this method as described in this Apple support thread: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5421295?start=45&tstart=0

    I've not tried it (and some people in that support thread say it doesn't work while some do). Still, maybe it'll work for you?

    Other than that, the iPad doesn't have a "Delete All" button. Sorry.

    Marilyn
     
  4. n4uau

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    Mail program used to limit number of emails downloaded. Now the sky is the limit.. Hoping next iOS update fixes this problem.
     
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    Welcome aboard...
     

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