You can delete your email

Delete all email messages

What do you want to do?

Delete all emails from a folder

  1. Make sure the folder area is expanded. Click the arrow in the upper left to expand the folders area.

  2. click in the Folders Pane, right-click the folder you want to empty, and then click on delete all.

  3. When asked if everything is in the folder Deleted elements should be moved, click Yes.

  4. Now all the selected items are in the folder Deleted elements. For more information, see Empty the Deleted Items Folder to Permanently Delete Them.

    Note:If you're trying to free some space in your mailbox, you'll need to empty the Deleted Items folder before you can free up that space.

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Deleting multiple emails

You can quickly delete multiple emails from a folder, but keep your unread or important emails for later.

  1. To select and delete consecutive emails, click the first email in the message list, hold down the SHIFT key, click the last email, and then press DELETE BUTTON.

  2. To select and delete non-centric emails, click the first email, hold down the CTRL key, click each email you want to delete, and then press DELETE KEY.


  • To deselect an email, Ctrl + click the email.

  • To select all emails in the active folder, press Ctrl + A.

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Delete all emails in all folders

The only way to delete all email in all folders is to right click on each folder in your folder list, choose Delete All out,and move the items into the folder Erased Elements.

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Empty the Deleted Items folder

The deleted items will be moved to the Deleted Items folder, but these items will not be permanently deleted until this folder is emptied. You can empty the folder manually at any time.

  1. In the folders area, right-click the folder Deleted elements and then on Empty folder.

  2. You will be asked to confirm that you want to permanently delete the items. click on Yes.

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See also

Recover Deleted Items in Outlook