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How delete over 20,000 old emails messages easily?

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How delete over 20,000 old emails messages easily?

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I was helping a friend today with her Verizon email account. When we logged into Verizon webmail, we found that there were over 20,000 old read emails in her inbox, dating back to 2008.

 

I found a way to delete 50 at a time, but deleting 1000's that way was not practical.

 

I could find no way to select by date range to remove large blocks of messages. For example, delete all old messages in 2008, then all in 2009, etc.

 

How can you delete over 20,000 old emails messages easily? (And still leave the most recent, say in 2012.)

 

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jph wrote:

I was helping a friend today with her Verizon email account. When we logged into Verizon webmail, we found that there were over 20,000 old read emails in her inbox, dating back to 2008.

 

I found a way to delete 50 at a time, but deleting 1000's that way was not practical.

 

I could find no way to select by date range to remove large blocks of messages. For example, delete all old messages in 2008, then all in 2009, etc.

 

How can you delete over 20,000 old emails messages easily? (And still leave the most recent, say in 2012.)

 


The easiest way I can think of to do that would be to set up a pop3 client and set it to "Delete from the server after ___."

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Re: How delete over 20,000 old emails messages easily?

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Hey all. 

To delete all of your messages from your inbox, go to the settings tab, and then go down to "Number of messages per page" and set it to "No limit". Hit "Save" at the top and then hit OK when it asks you to refresh your browser. Then in your inbox, check the box that is to the left of "Sender" and hit delete. It will take a long time if you have that many messages, but it'll get done. Cheers! 

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I have over 4,ooo msgs I broke my hand and cannot delete them at once dates August through December
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This worked great!  Many thanks!!!

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Hey I had the same problem and found the solution here. Thanks, you genius!

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Wow - thank you = i just deleted over 40K messages!

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Wow! I've been trying to figure out how to do that easily for sometime and couldn't do it. Major kudos to whodat1231 for the solution.

Major jeers to Verizon for basically "threatening" users to delete their emails because their inboxes are getting full, and not telling them how to easily delete 20000 emails at once.

Could verizon possibly be possibly any less helpful?

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Thank you! I am so grateful to whodat1231 - I had more than 32,000 emails in there! I feel lighter already!
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Busybean wrote:
... I had more than 32,000 emails in there! I feel lighter already!

How much does a photon weigh?

 

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