Outlook-Deleting Emails

Outlook is one of the popular email clients out there in the market. It has the ability to add or sync different kinds of accounts. It is a good tool to manage many accounts at one place. But Unlike, standalone email service providers it does not have the ability to select all emails as a default option in the Outlook Desktop Application. One would have to use the keyboard shortcuts like ctrl-A to do that. But fortunately there is a work around to this problem.

  1. Click on the Icon named” Customize Quick Access Toolbar“. It is located above the File Menu. It looks like an arrow pointing downwards.Screenshot 2016-04-27 23.13.57
  2. Now Scroll Down and click on “More Commands“.

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3.  Now the Outlook Options Window opens up. On the drop down which says “Choose Commands From“, select “Commands Not in the Ribbon“.

Screenshot 2016-04-27 23.25.41.png4. And in the Option Box below scroll down and search for “Select All“. And then click on “Add”  and select ok.

5. Now the Select All Option should appear on the toolbar. It should be located on the left of the Customize Quick Access Toolbar. It looks like a mouse hovering on a square box.

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Now that you have the Select All option in your toolbar, you could easily delete all emails from your Inbox/Drafts/ Send Folder.

In order to do that,

  1. On the Left Panel, Select the Folder which you would like to operate on.

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2. Then Click on the Select All option on your toolbar. Now all the emails would be selected.

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3. Now click on the Delete Button located on the Home Page Tab. This would delete all your mails.

The time required to delete the emails would depend on the number of emails you have in your folder.

 

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