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Delete All Messages In a Folder

Really, in today's world, sometimes the number of messages in a Folder gets large. Why make me delete them 50 or 200 at a time? Why not just DeleteAll? Please implement this simple thing. Otherwise, you will end up saving them for me forever.

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    Anonymous shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Cameron CCameron C shared a merged idea: I want to delete all, 100%, of my old emails. Is there a way to delete all at once, or do I need to do 50 at a time?  ·   · 
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    Anonymous shared a merged idea: I have over 13,000 emails in my mailbox that I want to delete all at the same time. Right now I can only delete 50 at a time. That is crazy  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: By answering my question about blocked addresses. Need more than 500!  ·   · 
    nonenone shared a merged idea: BLOCKED ADDRESSES  ·   · 
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    Anonymous shared a merged idea: I need more room in my blocked addresses - 500 isn't enough and I don't want to delete any to make room for more  ·   · 
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    Norma GonzalezNorma Gonzalez shared a merged idea: Please put an optional delete all mail button. I can not delete thousands of emails.  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: How the f*ck you f*ckers believe I am gona delete 9999+ mails in a folder 50 at the time, so that I can delete my folder?  ·   · 
    Deb KranickDeb Kranick shared a merged idea: you really need to have a delete all and not just 50 at a time or increase it to like 200 at a time would be so much better thanks :)  ·   · 
    ElliottElliott shared a merged idea: i personally haven't been on yahoo for some time,but when i checked my mail ,i have over 9000+emails or mail period, make a delete all butto  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Why can't we delete all emails at the same time? SUCKS!  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: It seems I can not delete all my messages in my folder at once, just 25 at a time. This will take too long as I have thousands of messages  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: your select all and delete does NOT delete all the email. What are you doing with this latest update. Trying to become google? It sucks.  ·   · 
    kaylakayla shared a merged idea: you need a delete all icon. I just spent two hours deleting 4000 messages and I went to check it again and it was back at 8053.  ·   · 
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    Anonymous shared a merged idea: have option to delete all emails at one time  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Delete all Inbox  ·   · 
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    tt shared a merged idea: very bad! how do i delete all my emails?  ·   · 
    Muhammad Adil KhanMuhammad Adil Khan shared a merged idea: How to delete all inbox!  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: How do I get in to delete my overload of mail. We used to have a "delete all" button.  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: How do I delete all inbox not just 50 at a time!!!!!!!!  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Needs delete all functionality.  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: why u not putting an option for deleting all messages(+999)together  ·   · 
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    Anonymous shared a merged idea: a button to delete all the email at one time  ·   · 
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    CandyCandy shared a merged idea: to be able to delete all inbox messages with one click  ·   · 

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yahoo, please do not make this a mandatory, no other option feature. Some of us prefer to save certain e-mails while deleting all the rest. The "delete all" can be done in a matter of seconds by "select-all" at the top of the list and "delete". Instead, please rework the delete process by going back to the delete page and ability to select how many messages on a page, instead of continual scroll downs. I'm in the process of deleting hundreds of "sents", and am only retaining the last month's worth. In order to do this, I have to "select all", then unselect the ones I wish to retain and hit delete. But although visually it seems all others would be deleted, internally it's still on the page system and only deletes so many, causing me to repeatedly have to go through the whole process again. Also, since normally one would begin deleting the oldest first, there's no option to sort by oldest to newest that I've been able to find, like I had with Outlook and Groupwise.

      • LarryLarry commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        How many times do you at yahoo need to hear that not being able to delete more than 50 emails at a time is ridiculous? I've been with yahoo since the late 90's but I guess it'stime to switch.

      • FrankFrank commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is why I only use Yahoo mail as my Junk Mail / Newsletter box - BECAUSE I CANT FIND ANYTHING IN IT.

      • walter tabaxwalter tabax commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It's extremely anoying to delete only 100 emails in a folder with 10 thousand emails!!! What a ****.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        If yahoo does not fix this they will find alot of users going elsewhere myself included.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree. I would like to start "fresh," but do not have time to delete 10k+ messages 50 at a time. Please offer option to delete all with one click. Unlimited is not always better. It has led to me not using this address, as it is too daunting to see that many unread junk messages.

      • JDJD commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I tried to select all and delete (it will only select about 50 max), but instead, I get a pop-up that looks like it's supposed to track the progress, but nothing ever happens - the emails never delete.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        COME ON!!! I can't believe Yahoo would not want some space back!!.. How does Google Mail handle this?

      • JRichJRich commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes! When I select ALL, I want it to mean ALL! Especially the SPAM folder. Jeez!

      • TEATEA commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I would like to be able to delete all the email in a word search or by domain name. Just like Hillary would. (jk) no, really, I really want to delete the daily Jos A Banks ads from the past 10 years. instead of 100 at a time!

      • isisisis commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This isn't just about deleting, but about access in general. Not only can I not delete in bulk, I also can't move anything in bulk from one folder to another. And the worst is when I'm scrolling and scrolling and scrolling to finally reach the bottom of all my emails, and a new email arrives, and Yahoo loads the entire page and I have to start all over again.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Glad I'm not the only one with so many emails. Over 35000 emails on my account which I've had since 1998. Reluctant to delete account but I really can't be bothered checking emails anymore when that number of emails greets me every time I log-in!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        AGREE! I have over 30,000 emails. I don't have hours and hours of time to delete emails 50 at a time. Please create some delete parameters SOON to delete by date received, sender, etc.

      • Paul HutchisonPaul Hutchison commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        ** Dear Yahoo Mail Product Managers - * Please* comment on this item **

        This has been "Gathering Feedback" for about 18 months now.

        My Inbox has over 50,000 messages in it. I understand from Support that my whole mailbox has nearly 1,000,000 messages.

        This must all be taking quite a bit of storage space! Repeat this over millions of Y Mail users and you have many Terabytes of unnecessary storage being used, with corresponding costs in server hardware, maintenance, electricity, air conditioning etc.

        I'm keen to do a cleanup, and this would have been easy to do in the 'old days'. What I need is a "Select ALL" function (as exists in GMail and used to be present in Yahoo Mail). I say "Select All" because it may be a question of moving some blocks of emails from the Inbox rather than deleting them.

        If the issue is one of protecting users against malicious hackers doing a bulk delete, then you could at least all a bulk "Select and move" function (allowing a move to a folder other than Trash) - this would at least allow the Inbox to be cleared.

      • SheilaSheila commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It sad to say but I'm actually relieved to know my mailbox isn't the only ridiculously full one. I guess misery really does love company. Yahoo really needs to fix this!

      • kelliekellie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I will go to another email address other than yahoo if you don't fix this

      • kelliekellie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        go back to the old lay out format this new one sucks!!! I cannot delete my mail like I use to

      • DavidDavid commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        JUST TELL ME HOW TO DELETE 6-7 THOUSAND INBOX, EMAILS AT ONCE. THATS ALL
        PLEASE !!!

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