Delete Email Messages in Windows 10 Mail app  

    Delete Email Messages in Windows 10 Mail app

    Delete Email Messages in Windows 10 Mail app

    How to Delete Email Messages in Windows 10 Mail app
    Published by Category: Browsers & Email
    01 May 2018
    Designer Media Ltd


    How to Delete Email Messages in Windows 10 Mail app


    The Mail and Calendar apps included with Windows 10 help you stay up to date on your email, manage your schedule and stay in touch with people you care about the most. Designed for both work and home, these apps help you communicate quickly and focus on what’s important across all your accounts. Supports Office 365, Exchange, Outlook.com, Gmail, Yahoo! and other popular accounts.

    You can delete old or unimportant email messages to keep your inbox clean, organized, and recover storage space.

    This tutorial will show you how to empty folders and delete email messages in the Mail app for your account in Windows 10.


     CONTENTS:

    • Option One: To Delete Single Email Messages in Windows 10 Mail app
    • Option Two: To Delete Selected Email Messages in Windows 10 Mail app
    • Option Three: To Empty Folder in Windows 10 Mail app





    Delete Email Messages in Windows 10 Mail app OPTION ONE Delete Email Messages in Windows 10 Mail app
    To Delete Single Email Messages in Windows 10 Mail app

    1. Open the Mail app.

    2. While looking at your email messages in your Inbox, Drafts, Sent, or Junk folders, either click/tap on the delete icon for an email or select an email and press the Delete key to send the email message(s) to your Trash folder. (see screenshot below)

    You can press and hold the Delete key to quickly delete all email messages in a folder.

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    3. While looking at your deleted email messages in your Trash folder, either click/tap on the delete icon Name:  Delete_icon.png
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    You can press and hold the Delete key to quickly permanently delete all email messages in this folder.

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    If you deleted an email message by mistake, then you can click/tap on the red undo button at the bottom to restore only the last deleted email message.

    If you open another folder in the Mail app or close the Mail app, you will no longer be able to undo the last action.


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    Delete Email Messages in Windows 10 Mail app OPTION TWO Delete Email Messages in Windows 10 Mail app
    To Delete Selected Email Messages in Windows 10 Mail app

    1. Open the Mail app.

    2. Open the folder (ex: "Deleted Items") you want to delete email messages in. (see screenshot below)

    3. Click/tap on the "Enter selection mode" button, check the messages you want to delete, and click/tap on the Delete button.

    You can check the top box above the messages to select all messages in the folder.

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    Delete Email Messages in Windows 10 Mail app OPTION THREE Delete Email Messages in Windows 10 Mail app
    To Empty Folder in Windows 10 Mail app


    If your email server is configured to allow you to empty the Junk or Trash folder, it will permanently delete all email messages and subfolders in the folder.

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    1. Open the Mail app.

    2. Right click or press and hold on either the Junk or Trash folder for which one you want to empty, and click/tap on Empty folder. (see screenshots below)

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    3. Click/tap on OK to confirm. (see screenshots below)

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    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    15 Mar 2018 #1

    Thank you Brink,

    I did as you suggested but when I right clicked on my account's (pop3) inbox I did not get what you showed. Instead I got a little window with just three entries as my screen shot shows.

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    Any further thoughts?

    Thank you
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18290
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       15 Mar 2018 #2

    No problem. You will need to right click on the actual "Inbox" folder for the account instead.
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