Deleting mass old messages?

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How do I delete 60,000 old messages from my gmail inbox faster than 20 at a time?- like ALL AT ONCE!

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You can do bulk mail deletion in gmail by following the given steps:

1. Login your Gmail account.

2. Next to the Search there is an arrow icon(show search options)Click it.

There would be various fields such as From,To Subject, Has the words, Doesn’t have etc.

3. In the “Has the words” field, type before:2013/03/01. Any date ; it would delete all messages received prior to that date.Create filter with this search.

4. Go to Next step.

5.Select the checkbox ‘Delete it’, then select ‘Also apply
filter to ### conversations belo
w’.

6. Click ‘Create Filter’.

For more info visit:

http://www.pcworld.com/article/238597/how_to_bulk_delete_gmail_messages.html

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  • TomLiotta
    If I click the 'Select (all)' link, all items on that page are selected. At that time, a message with a [select all items in inbox] link appears at the top of the list of items. I'm not going to click that link in my inbox, but itlooks like what you're asking about. I assume that you're accessing GMail through its web interface; if not, please let us know what client you're using. -- Tom
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  • TomLiotta
    I captured the text that appears at the top of my inbox list after clicking in the 'Select (all)' checkbox at the top of the selection column:All 50 conversations on this page are selected. Select all 236 conversations in InboxI have my settings to show 50 items per page, so the text references "All 50" items on that page. But it continues with a link that implies that clicking it will select every item in my inbox. In my case, there are currently 236 items in my inbox list.If I click there, every item in my inbox is selected. If I then click [Delete], my entire inbox should be cleared. That's the part I'm not going to test.Tom
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