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How do i BULK delete emails in Windows Live mail?

  1. #1


    TLBFestus Guest

    How do i BULK delete emails in Windows Live mail?

    I want to delete a large number of emails in my inbox, but I cannot find a
    "select all" function in order to do a mass delete.

    Am I missing something?

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  3. #2


    slk759 Guest

    Re: How do i BULK delete emails in Windows Live mail?

    Are you missing the Menu bar - hit ALT - see the Menu bar now? Then Edit -
    Select All.
    Otherwise, you can use the Shft-click method to highlight a block of emails
    to delete.


    "TLBFestus" <TLBFestus@newsgroup> wrote in message
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    >I want to delete a large number of emails in my inbox, but I cannot find a
    > "select all" function in order to do a mass delete.
    >
    > Am I missing something?

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  4. #3


    Gary VanderMolen Guest

    Re: How do i BULK delete emails in Windows Live mail?

    As in any Windows program you can use Ctrl-click or Shift-click
    to select multiple items. Shift-click is used to select contiguous items,
    while Ctrl-click is useful for selecting non-contiguous items.

    --
    Gary VanderMolen, Microsoft MVP (Mail)
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/def...le/vandermolen


    "TLBFestus" <TLBFestus@newsgroup> wrote in message news:AA4F4A13-23E1-4B75-A13C-9FA44C854642@newsgroup

    >I want to delete a large number of emails in my inbox, but I cannot find a
    > "select all" function in order to do a mass delete.
    >
    > Am I missing something?

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  5. #4


    Bruce Hagen Guest

    Re: How do i BULK delete emails in Windows Live mail?

    "TLBFestus" <TLBFestus@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:AA4F4A13-23E1-4B75-A13C-9FA44C854642@newsgroup

    >I want to delete a large number of emails in my inbox, but I cannot find a
    > "select all" function in order to do a mass delete.
    >
    > Am I missing something?

    Same as all things Windows.

    Delete them all: Highlight one message header and Ctrl+A will highlight them
    all.

    Delete a section: Highlight the first message header. Scroll to the last
    message header and click on it while holding down the Shift key.

    Delete random messages: Hold down the Ctrl key while you click on each
    message you want deleted.

    In every case, use Delete after the messages are highlighted.
    --

    Bruce Hagen
    MS-MVP [Mail]
    Imperial Beach, CA


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  6. #5


    slk759 Guest

    Re: How do i BULK delete emails in Windows Live mail?

    Forgot to mention, if you were missing the Menu Bar, you can click the
    middle icon of the three on the far right of the screen (next to the ? icon)
    and select "Show Menu Bar" - to keep it on-screen permanently.


    "slk759" <slk759@newsgroup> wrote in message
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    > Are you missing the Menu bar - hit ALT - see the Menu bar now? Then
    > Edit - Select All.
    > Otherwise, you can use the Shft-click method to highlight a block of
    > emails to delete.
    >
    >
    > "TLBFestus" <TLBFestus@newsgroup> wrote in message
    > news:AA4F4A13-23E1-4B75-A13C-9FA44C854642@newsgroup

    >>I want to delete a large number of emails in my inbox, but I cannot find a
    >> "select all" function in order to do a mass delete.
    >>
    >> Am I missing something?
    >

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  7. #6


    Doug Guest

    Re: How do i BULK delete emails in Windows Live mail?

    Sounds like you need to get the focus on one of the unwanted messages
    first - then Ctrl+A and all the other normal Windows selection methods
    should work for you - they seem to be working for me both in Quick Views and
    via individual accounts.
    Doug

    "TLBFestus" <TLBFestus@newsgroup> wrote in message
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    > I want to delete a large number of emails in my inbox, but I cannot find a
    > "select all" function in order to do a mass delete.
    >
    > Am I missing something?
    >
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  8. #7


    Ron Sommer Guest

    Re: How do i BULK delete emails in Windows Live mail?

    To permanently delete messages without sending to Deleted items, Shift +
    Delete.
    Warning: make sure the messages are highlighted, not the folder.
    --
    Ron Sommer
    MS MVP-Mail

    "Bruce Hagen" <Nospam@newsgroup> wrote in message
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    > "TLBFestus" <TLBFestus@newsgroup> wrote in message
    > news:AA4F4A13-23E1-4B75-A13C-9FA44C854642@newsgroup

    >>I want to delete a large number of emails in my inbox, but I cannot find a
    >> "select all" function in order to do a mass delete.
    >>
    >> Am I missing something?
    >
    >
    > Same as all things Windows.
    >
    > Delete them all: Highlight one message header and Ctrl+A will highlight
    > them all.
    >
    > Delete a section: Highlight the first message header. Scroll to the last
    > message header and click on it while holding down the Shift key.
    >
    > Delete random messages: Hold down the Ctrl key while you click on each
    > message you want deleted.
    >
    > In every case, use Delete after the messages are highlighted.
    > --
    >
    > Bruce Hagen
    > MS-MVP [Mail]
    > Imperial Beach, CA
    >

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