Simplest Way to Delete Gmail Messages and Free Up Space
So, your Gmail account says it’s full and can’t welcome more messages? If only you’d deleted those promotion offers and random e-mails that aren’t doing you any good in any case. Well, not all’s lost yet… you still can tidy your account and enjoy all the space to yourself! You are just a simple hack away.
Follow the below mentioned steps and you can be relieved in the next couple of minutes.
Separate the priority and non-priority mails
Ideally, you should have done this from the beginning; setting the priorities will always help you make sure that you do not miss out on an important mail. Also, this will save you time and efforts while you are attempting to clear your inbox like this instance. Never mind, if you haven’t done it before… here’s how you can do it.
Click on the inverted triangle sign on t he right of the search box in your inbox and it will open the Advanced Search Options for you. In the menu that will now display, scroll below to the ‘Doesn’t Have’ field and enter ‘label: important’. You can also segregate your Gchats this way.
Delete them to send to the Trash folder
Once the mails are all segregated, send the non important ones to the Trash folder. To do it, select them all and click on the delete option. Confirm the action when prompted.
Browse through your Trash folder to ensure it doesn’t have any important mail
This one is important as this can be your last chance to retrieve an important mail that had been moved to the Trash folder unintentionally. So, look through carefully by entering in the search box the following terms “in: trash label: important”. This will move back all your priority mails into your inbox leaving you with lesser important mails in the Trash folder to scan through for that one last minute check.
Delete the mails forever
Now is the final step wherein you will have to clear the messages from your inbox, forever. Go back to the Trash folder and click on the ‘Delete Forever’ option present just below the search box. Confirm if you are prompted and wait while Gmail deletes the mails forever. Depending on the number of mails, this may take a while to complete. Wait patiently and once the folder is all empty, go back and enjoy receiving mails in your inbox yet again…
Wasn’t this easy? Don’t miss to let us know how much space you were able to free up on your Gmail inbox this way!