How can I delete over 8,000 emails all at once?

Discussion in 'Using Outlook' started by ShortnSassy, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. ShortnSassy

    ShortnSassy

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    In Lotus Notes, I could drag my cursor down the left side to check everything

    I want deleted, hit 'delete' and they all deleted at once. I tried that with

    Outlook, but it doesn't work that way. Is there some easy way of doing it

    other than having to go one by one to delete?
  2. John Blessing

    John Blessing

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    ShortnSassy wrote:
    > In Lotus Notes, I could drag my cursor down the left side to check
    > everything I want deleted, hit 'delete' and they all deleted at once.
    > I tried that with Outlook, but it doesn't work that way. Is there
    > some easy way of doing it other than having to go one by one to
    > delete?


    Click first one. Hold down shift, click the last one. Hit delete or

    SHIFT+Delete to really, really delete them

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  3. Ralph

    Ralph

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    "ShortnSassy" <ShortnSassy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message

    news:7CD8FFC7-8401-40EF-977E-EB822AA3A074@microsoft.com...
    > In Lotus Notes, I could drag my cursor down the left side to check


    everything
    > I want deleted, hit 'delete' and they all deleted at once. I tried that


    with
    > Outlook, but it doesn't work that way. Is there some easy way of doing it
    > other than having to go one by one to delete?


    As Mr. Blessing pointed out you can use normal 'Shift-Select' methods in

    various combinations to select and delete messages in bulk. These methods

    are the same as managing 'files' in Explorer.

    For example:

    Click on first email then Shift+End will select all. Then press delete

    key or right+click to open the contex menu and select delete.

    You can also select all emails in a folder by clicking on the Folder and

    then press Ctrl+A.

    Clicking on headers to sort columns makes it easy to group emails for buld

    deletes.

    Or you can simply hold down the Shift key and move the mouse to the last

    email. To select all in between.

    Holding the Ctrl key and selecting items will select emails separately but

    included in the same selection.

    and so on

    -ralph
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