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How do i BULK delete emails in Windows Live mail?

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TLBFestus

#1
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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slk759

#2
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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Gary VanderMolen

#3
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/default.aspx/profile/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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Bruce Hagen

#4
"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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slk759

#5
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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#6
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

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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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Ron Sommer

#7
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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