How to Mass Delete Emails on Mac

Kyle Wood

Mac, Tutorials

How to Mass Delete Emails on Mac

Are you tired of having an overflowing inbox? Do you wish there was an easy way to get rid of those old, unnecessary emails?

Well, you’re in luck! In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of mass deleting emails on your Mac. By the end of this article, you’ll have a clean and organized inbox.

Step 1: Open the Mail App

The first step is to open the Mail app on your Mac. You can do this by clicking on the Mail icon in your dock or by searching for “Mail” using Spotlight.

Step 2: Select Multiple Emails

To begin mass deleting emails, hold down the Command key on your keyboard while clicking on individual emails. This will allow you to select multiple emails at once. You can also use the Shift key to select a continuous range of emails.


  • To select all emails: Press Command + A. This will automatically select all emails in your inbox.
  • To select specific emails: Hold down the Command key and click on each email you want to delete.

Step 3: Delete Selected Emails

Once you have selected the desired emails, right-click on any one of them and choose the “Delete” option from the context menu. Alternatively, you can press the Delete key on your keyboard.


If you accidentally delete an email or want to restore a deleted email, you can find it in the “Trash” folder. Simply open the “Trash” folder and move the email back to your inbox.

Step 4: Empty the Trash

After deleting emails, it’s important to empty the “Trash” folder to free up storage space on your Mac. To do this, right-click on the “Trash” folder in the sidebar of the Mail app and select “Empty Trash” from the menu. Confirm your action when prompted.


Once you empty the “Trash,” all emails within it will be permanently deleted and cannot be recovered. Make sure you have double-checked before proceeding.

Step 5: Repeat as Needed

Congratulations! You have successfully mass deleted emails on your Mac. If there are more emails you want to delete, simply repeat steps 2 to 4 until your inbox is clutter-free.


In this tutorial, we learned how to mass delete emails on a Mac using the Mail app. By selecting multiple emails and deleting them in bulk, you can efficiently clean up your inbox and improve productivity.

Remember to always double-check before permanently deleting any emails, as they cannot be recovered once emptied from the “Trash.” Enjoy your newfound organized inbox!

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