If you are an avid Mac user, you might find yourself overwhelmed with a cluttered inbox. Deleting emails one by one can be time-consuming and tedious, especially if you have a large number of messages to clear out. Luckily, there is a way to delete all emails on Mac in just a few simple steps.
Delete All Emails on Mac
If you want to delete all emails in your inbox on Mac, follow these steps:
Step 1: Open the Mail App
To get started, open the Mail app on your Mac. You can find it in your Applications folder or by searching for it using Spotlight.
Step 2: Select All Emails
Once the Mail app is open, go to your inbox and press the Command + A keys on your keyboard. This keyboard shortcut will select all the emails in your inbox.
Step 3: Move Emails to Trash
After selecting all the emails, right-click anywhere within the selected area and choose “Move to Trash”. Alternatively, you can also use the Delete key on your keyboard to move the selected emails to the Trash folder.
Delete All Emails from Specific Mailbox
If you want to delete all emails from a specific mailbox instead of deleting all emails across all mailboxes on your Mac, follow these steps:
Step 1: Open the Mail App
To begin, open the Mail app on your Mac.
Step 2: Select Mailbox
In the sidebar of the Mail app, locate and click on the mailbox that contains the emails you want to delete. This will display all the emails within that specific mailbox.
Step 3: Select All Emails
Similar to the previous method, press the Command + A keys on your keyboard to select all the emails in that mailbox.
Step 4: Move Emails to Trash
Lastly, right-click within the selected area and choose “Move to Trash”. Alternatively, you can use the Delete key on your keyboard.
You have now successfully deleted all emails from a specific mailbox on your Mac!
Deleted emails are not permanently removed from your Mac. They are moved to the Trash folder, where they will remain until you manually empty the Trash folder. To permanently delete all emails in the Trash folder, follow these steps:
- Open the Mail app and go to your Trash folder.
- Select all emails using the Command + A keys.
- Right-click anywhere in the selected area and choose “Erase Deleted Items”.
Congratulations! You have successfully deleted all emails on your Mac, giving you a clean slate and a clutter-free inbox. Remember to regularly empty your Trash folder to keep your Mac storage optimized.
Note: Deleting emails is irreversible, so make sure you double-check before deleting any important messages.
We hope this tutorial has helped you efficiently clear out your inbox. Happy emailing!