Solution to Delete All or Multiple Emails in Gmail at Once

How to Delete All or Multiple Emails in Gmail at Once

Deleting all/multiple emails on Gmail at once seems impossible, but you need not worry. This blog post will guide you on how to do that easily. Read on to know

Jul 20, 2020 • Filed to: Recover & Repair Emails • Proven solutions

“I am trying to delete all emails but can only do a page at a time. I have selected all but it’s only doing one page at a time”. Sonya

Our Gmail is one of the simplest messaging platforms ever. But it can be strenuous when you have to deal with a number of large emails in your inbox at the same time unless you know a swift way on how you can delete all emails at once on your Gmail.

Part 1. How to Delete All Emails at Once on Gmail

1. How do I delete all the emails on my Gmail at once?

Gmail interface is generally very simple to use and understand. However, it is a bit of a nightmare when you need to delete a large numbers of emails at the same time, unless you know a few of the tricks. Here we will show you how to easily delete all the emails on Gmail in just a couple of clicks. Follow the steps below.

Step 1: You need to open the inbox section in which you want to clear out emails from e.g. Primary, Promotions or Social. When you log in to your Gmail, it has 3 sections of inbox namely, Primary, Social, and Promotion. All you have to do is to go to the section where you would love to delete the emails.

Step 2: Once the section is open where you need to delete the emails, click on the small box situated at the top-left corner of your present inbox page, it just right above the Compose button. This small box is a selection button that helps to make a selection of emails faster. Click on this small box and all the emails will be selected in a highlight. When clicked you will get 2 options right at the top saying “all 50 conversions on this page are selected” and the second sentence says “Select all XXXX conversions in Primary”. Select the second option.

That XXXX is the total number of the automatically selected emails in your inbox when you click on the small box.

Step 3: Click on the trashcan icon on the top left corner to delete all the selected emails. All deleted items always end up in the recycle bin, You can always go back to the recycle bin to recover your deleted messages if you like to. But be aware that Gmail automatically removes deleted mails from the bin after 30 days.

Kindly follow the above steps to delete all emails at one time. It is very simple and easy.

2. How do I delete all emails from a certain person?

It can be stressful if you have to search one by one to delete emails from a particular sender but with the following steps, you can delete a lot of emails from a particular sender at once.

You could also narrow your search to typing “is: (unread)” or “is: (trash)”, etc.

3. How to Permanently Delete Emails from your Gmail in Bulk?

While there are a lot of ways in which you can handle the clutter in your Gmail inbox, but what helps is mostly deleting the messages that you don’t need. It really helps to make your Gmail inbox less stuffed. Deleting these unwanted messages one after another is not the best solution because its time consuming and gets you tired easily. There is an option of deleting bulk emails in your Gmail and this is how you can go about it.

Step 1: log in to your Gmail

Step 2: there is a small box on the left-hand side on the top corner. Click on the small box.

Step 3: once you click on the icon, it gives you an option to select the unwanted emails that you want to delete. Select all the unwanted emails that you have in your inbox.

Step 4: kindly click on the trashcan/waste bin icon that will be visible once you select the emails to Delete.



When you have old emails that you have to delete in bulk, it is much easier. You don’t want to start scrolling all through your email to 1 year ago.

Step 1: in the search option provided, type in “before:yyyy/mm/dd”/. This search brings emails that were received before the date that you have entered. Or “after:yyyy/mm/dd” to check the ones that were after.

Step 2: the next thing is to click on the small box on the top left corner so that you can select the emails.

Step 3: next thing to do is to click on “select all conversations”

Step 4: the final step is to click on the delete icon to delete all the selected emails.

You can as well use the search operator “older_than: (1y or 3d or 4m).


By the way, if you're using Outlook, here are the steps to delete all emails in Outlook.


With all the above steps provided, there is no reason for your Gmail inbox to be cluttered. You will never worry about missing an important email ever again. This also helps find it easy to operate your Gmail.

Now that you know how to delete multiple emails in Gmail, get that inbox in shape.

Amy Dennis

staff Editor

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