1. mweglarz0's Avatar
    My dad wants to get the new iPhone 3G. He said he often gets 300 emails a day and was wondering if there was a bulk delete option to delete all 300 emails at once if he wanted to OR does he have to click all 300 and then press delete?


    I know on the old iPhone you had to select them individually, but has this changed?
    07-19-2008 12:20 AM
  2. SilentMember's Avatar
    As far as I know you have to select all 300 emails to mark them for deletion. Then click delete.
    07-19-2008 10:08 AM
  3. Sinistar's Avatar
    I think it's just one at a time. Maybe in 2.1
    07-19-2008 10:53 AM
  4. HymerSchmidt's Avatar
    No, you CAN do bulk delete, as well as bulk "move."
    greghowe and astaf like this.
    07-19-2008 11:10 AM
  5. John Cena's Avatar
    Many spam-filtering techniques work by searching for patterns in the headers or bodies of messages. For instance, a user may decide that all e-mail they receive with the word "Viagra" in the subject line is spam, and instruct their mail program to automatically delete all such messages. To defeat such filters, the spammer may intentionally misspell commonly filtered words or insert other characters, often in a style similar to loudspeaker.
    12-06-2010 12:00 AM
  6. paul100's Avatar
    12-06-2010 08:39 AM
  7. ctt1wbw's Avatar
    I don't get that many emails but I have an Exchange account, so I use Outlook to manage emails the easy way.
    12-06-2010 08:49 AM
  8. Nanci's Avatar
    Select the account, not the inbox. Go to Trash, Edit, Delete All.
    12-06-2010 09:22 AM
  9. Massie's Avatar
    But do you have to delete them one by one from the inbox first, before you go to Trash?
    12-06-2010 09:50 AM
  10. toneofark's Avatar
    But do you have to delete them one by one from the inbox first, before you go to Trash?
    No. In your inbox, go to Edit, then select all the items you want to send to trash.
    12-06-2010 11:08 AM
  11. Massie's Avatar
    Sorry, I meant that you still have to select them one by one. I think some people want the option to just nuke the whole thing at once.
    12-06-2010 03:15 PM
  12. toneofark's Avatar
    Sorry, I meant that you still have to select them one by one. I think some people want the option to just nuke the whole thing at once.
    That would come in handy every now and then.
    12-07-2010 09:44 AM
  13. astaf's Avatar
    Thanks for this topic!!
    12-07-2010 03:18 PM
  14. Echo381's Avatar
    Edit: apple in their infinite wisdom removed this as an option now you have to go back to doing it the hard way


    to save ppl A LOT of time do this

    1. Go into your inbox
    2. Press Edit
    3. Select one message to delete
    4. Press and hold the delete button
    5. While you are still holding the delete button, uncheck the email you just selected.
    6. Release the delete button.

    Now you will be shown a prompt to either "Delete All" or Cancel.
    Last edited by Echo381; 12-24-2011 at 11:54 AM.
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    12-11-2010 07:50 AM
  15. Massie's Avatar
    Excellent tip! There aren't many that surprise me anymore.
    12-11-2010 10:07 AM
  16. Cleveland's Avatar
    to save ppl A LOT of time do this

    1. Go into your inbox
    2. Press Edit
    3. Select one message to delete
    4. Press and hold the delete button
    5. While you are still holding the delete button, uncheck the email you just selected.
    6. Release the delete button.

    Now you will be shown a prompt to either "Delete All" or Cancel.

    Nice tip... not too many tip/tricks i don't know about the iPhone
    12-11-2010 07:03 PM
  17. donjason's Avatar
    I could not find it.
    12-16-2010 01:58 PM
  18. Fausty82's Avatar
    No, you CAN do bulk delete, as well as bulk "move."
    true... but you have to check the little circle next to each one... it's still a MAJOR PITA...
    12-16-2010 02:16 PM
  19. greghowe's Avatar
    I can't get this to work with my iPhone 4S from my INBOX. When I release the delete button, I'm just back to where I started. This does work swell from the TRASH folder. What am I doing wrong?

    1. Go into your inbox
    2. Press Edit
    3. Select one message to delete
    4. Press and hold the delete button
    5. While you are still holding the delete button, uncheck the email you just selected.
    6. Release the delete button.
    12-24-2011 11:48 AM
  20. Echo381's Avatar
    You can no longer bulk delete from Idevices without a third party app
    12-24-2011 11:55 AM
  21. greghowe's Avatar
    You can no longer bulk delete from Idevices without a third party app
    Can you recommend a third party app?
    12-24-2011 12:17 PM
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