How to delete emails from Gmail

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Using the web panel of your inbox on Gmail, you can send and manage your emails without any difficulty and need for configuration. After logging in to the official Gmail website, in fact, you can delete a message sent or received in several ways, all of which are extremely intuitive.

First, since Gmail tends to concatenate multiple emails into one conversation, consider whether you want to delete the entire conversation or a single message.



In the first case, on the main screen, click on the conversation that encloses the last message received and the previous ones. Once this is done, press theicon with a trash can that you find in the top bar: in this way, you will have moved the email, including any replies sent by you or other recipients, to the tab Trash can. Alternatively, without opening the conversation, put a check mark in the box alongside, on the left, and then click onicon with a trash can located in the top bar.


In case you want to delete a single message from a conversation, click on it to access it and then another click on the message to remove. Now, click on the icon , which you find on the right, and select the item Delete this message, in the screen you see. These same procedures, which I told you about in the previous paragraphs, can be applied to all the Gmail cards, reachable via the left side panel.


Once moved to the trash, the emails stay there for 30 days. If you want to delete them instantly, select the item Trash can from the side menu of Gmail, check the messages to be deleted and click on the item Permanently delete which appears at the top. Alternatively, to completely empty the Gmail trash, click on the item Empty the trash now which is located at the top.


Are you writing an email and want to delete it? In this case, on the compose message screen, click theicon with a trash can that you find in the lower right corner, in order to permanently remove the draft that was automatically saved.

Finally, if you want to delete messages in the tab Spam, in addition to the above methods, you can perform a procedure that will delete all messages in this tab. To do this, select the item Spam located in the left sidebar and click on the wording Delete all spam messages now, which you find at the top. Whichever procedure you go through, remember that spam messages are not moved to the Gmail virtual trash, but are removed immediately, with no possibility of retrieving them.


Delete emails via the Gmail app

The app was used gmail, agolable on both Android and iOS, you can easily delete an email message, so that it is no longer agolable even when logged in from other devices. While the app doesn't have the same message deletion features as those already seen in the service's web panel, you don't have to worry, because in the next few lines I'll explain in detail how to proceed.

First, launch the gmail and tap on the icon , located at the top left. In the screen you see, select the tab containing the messages you want to delete by tapping on it. Now, in the list of emails you see, keep your finger pressed on the conversation you want to delete, so as to select it; at this point, tap onicon with trash can located at the top, to move the conversation or message to the virtual trash.

Alternatively, tap on the conversation to view its content and then press onicon with trash can that you find in the bar at the top. The above procedures are valid for any form containing the mail messages sent or received. Unfortunately, since it is not possible to delete the individual messages of a conversation, you can perform this procedure from the web panel, cononting the suggestions I have indicated in this chapter.


After moving the conversations to the virtual trash, tap on the icon , located at the top left, and select the tab Trash can, in the screen that is shown to you. Then tap on the wording Empty the trash now, to permanently remove any email contained within it.

Are you filling out an email but have changed your mind and want to delete it? In this case, in the new message compilation screen, tap the icon , located at the top right e, in the screen you see, select the item Delete.

Finally, as regards spam messages, you can permanently remove them with a single tap, by pressing on the wording Empty your spam folder now, located in the tab Spam. Alternatively, select the single message, holding your finger on it, and press theicon with trash can that you find at the top.

Delete emails from Gmail via email client

If you are using an email client, you can remove Gmail emails just as easily as the ones mentioned in the previous chapters. In the next few paragraphs, I'll walk you through how to delete Gmail emails using either Windows 10 MailMacOS Mail, which are the default clients of the two operating systems. Keep in mind that you can take a cue from the procedures that I will show you to delete messages from different email clients.

Mail (Windows 10)

The free application Mail on Windows 10 allows you to manage the e-mails of Microsoft mailboxes (Outlook, Hotmail or Live), but also of external services, such as gmail. If you want to remove emails via this application, the first thing you need to do is launch Mail, via its icon in the menu Home typing "mail"In the bar of Cortana.

On the main screen, click on the tab Incoming mail or any other tab and select the message you want to delete. Now, to move it to the trash, you need to click on theicon with a trash can you will find the name of the recipient next to it or right-click on the same message and then select the item Delete in the context menu. Alternatively, after opening the message, move to the right area to view its content and press the button Delete that you find in the bar at the top.

After moving the messages to the virtual trash, click on the tab Trash can, located in the left sidebar, and perform the same procedure indicated in the previous lines to permanently delete a single message. Alternatively, right-click on the tab Trash can and choose the item Empty folder, to delete all messages.

Are you filling out an email that you want to delete? To do this, click on the button Ignore that you find at the top e, in the screen that is shown to you, choose the button Remove, to delete the email you were writing.

Mail (Mac OS)

On Mac, the default application Mail allows you to manage iCloud e-mail and that of other services, as indeed gmail. If you already use this free application from Apple, you simply have to start it, through its icon that you find in the Dock or in Launchpad.

On the main screen, click on any tab in the sidebar, such as important, Work, Sent o Unsolicited, and select one of the messages you see in the list in the center. Now, press onicon with trash can up to move the highlighted message on the tab Trash can. Alternatively, right-click on the message and select the entry Delete from the context menu.

After doing this, click on the items Trash can > Google and select l 'icon with trash can to permanently delete the single message. Alternatively, right-click on the entry Google, under the tab Trash can, and select the item Delete deleted items; then press the button Clear to perform the removal of deleted messages.

To delete the messages in the folder Spam, you can follow the same procedures I indicated in the previous lines or right-click on the item Google, under the tab Unsolicited, by selecting the wording Delete junk mail and confirming with the button Clear.

Are you writing an email that you want to delete? In this case, click on the icon X that you find at the top left e, in the screen you see, select the item Do not save, to delete the message.



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