How to Save Time Deleting Dozens of Emails

If you’re like me and find yourself overwhelmed by a cluttered Gmail inbox, I’ve got a quick tip that can save you a lot of time. Want to learn more? I’ve also written a detailed article on techtripper.com, and you’ll find the link in the description below.

The Tip

Instead of clicking through dozens of emails to find the ones you want to delete, try this:

  1. Select All Unread Emails: This highlights all the emails you haven’t opened yet.
  2. Deselect Emails You Want to Keep: Scan the list and uncheck only the emails you want to read. Since most of your unread emails are likely unwanted, this is much faster than selecting the ones to delete individually.
  3. Delete the Rest: With a few clicks, you can clean out your inbox in seconds!

Example

Let’s say I have all these unread emails. Out of this whole list, I only want to read this one and maybe this one. Instead of selecting all the rest for deletion, I’ll leave these two checked and then delete the remaining emails. That just took a few seconds, way faster than the old way!

Watch this video tutorial

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