How to Delete All Mail in Gmail

We are sending and receiving emails using Gmail. We’re receiving a lot of emails daily. Soon or later, our Gmail account contain a lot of emails (may be in thousands).

Deleting a lot of emails is a time-consuming task. In this post, we will see the steps to delete all emails quickly in Gmail. Let’s get started.

Steps to Delete All Mail from Inbox Tab

If you want to delete all emails from particular Inbox tab (In this instance, I choose “Promotions” tab), then follow these steps:

  • Navigate to “Promotions” tab.
  • Click on the checkbox at the top of the emails. It will select all the emails in the current page.
  • You can see the message stating like this (See screenshot, the numbers may vary).

select and delete all emails from promotions

  • Click on “Select all xxx conversations in Promotions”. It will select all the emails (including read and unread) in the Promotions.
  • Click on “Delete” at the top to delete all emails at once from Promotions tab.

Steps to Delete All Emails from Particular Label

Consider a situation where you want to delete emails from one label. In my previous article, I’ve talked about the steps to automatically forward emails from one Gmail account to another.

If you did that, then all your forwarded emails will be under one label (the label name you were given). In this instance, I’m going to delete those forwarded emails which are under the label “forwarded Gmail messages”.

  • Navigate to the label by clicking label name in the left panel or in the search bar, type label:label name.
  • If you want to delete all emails from the label, click on the checkbox at the top of the emails. As usual, it will select the conversations in the current page.
  • You can see the link in the message “Select all xxx conversations in label-name”. Click on it and it will select all the emails in the label.

delete all emails in gmail

  • Click on “Delete” to delete all emails from the label.

If you want to only delete the already read conversation from the label, then follow the below steps:

  • In the search bar, type like this

label:forwarded-Gmail-messages is:read

  • Replace the label name with your label name.
  • Click on the checkbox at the top of the emails and press the “Delete” button.

If you want to delete only unread conversations from the label, then follow the below steps:

  • In the search bar, type the following

label:forwarded-Gmail-messages is:unread

  • Don’t forget to replace your label name. Click on the checkbox at the top of the emails. If you’ve more messages, then you can see the message like this.

How to delete all mail in gmail

  • Click on “Select all conversations that match this search”.
  • All the unread emails from the label will be selected. Click on “Delete” to delete all unread emails from the label.

Steps to Delete All Emails in Gmail

Let’s see the steps to delete all read emails from Inbox at once.

  • Open Gmail account.
  • In the search bar, type the following

Label:inbox is:read

  • This will list all read email from your Inbox. Select all messages and click on the link stating “Select all conversations that match this search”.
  • Now, all the messages should be selected. Click on “Delete” button.

To delete all unread emails from Inbox, follow the below steps:

  • In the search bar, type the following

Label:inbox is:unread

  • You can see all the unread emails from your inbox. You can use the same above procedure to delete all unread emails from your Inbox.

Alternatively, you can use the following commands.

Label:read

This will bring all your read emails from everywhere (including sent mail) in your Gmail account. You also have the option to check the messages in the Spam and Trash section.

how to delete all emails on gmail

You can delete the read emails you wish with the above method.

Label:unread

This will bring all your unread emails from your Gmail account. You can delete all those emails using the previous method we discussed.

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