I am sure many would be surprised with the title of this post. Gmail for one provides with almost 6.6GB of space and its keeps growing every day. It would be amazingly difficult to fill up this space.
Even on the Gmail’s home page, you would see this marketing statement:
Over 6628.815124 megabytes (and counting) of free storage so you'll never need to delete another message.
So why would anyone want to clean up/delete the mails on his/her Gmail account ?
I for one find it annoying to store unwanted mails; Note that I am not talking of spam mails and referring to marketing mails etc which are genuine but unwanted !
These mails just fill up your pages and most importantly show up while I am searching for important mails.
So how to clean up your Gmail ?
Most of the time I ensure that I delete the mails as soon as I see them; however some of them still manage to live in my inbox. This is how I clean up my inbox.
- Click on a message which I find “unwanted”
- Click on “Filter Messages like these” option (Snapshot shown below)
- The above option was introduced to ease the creation of Filter/labels and for some reason the filtered messages pages doesn’t have a “delete” option !
- This is where the Gmail keyboard shortcuts come in handy :). Select all the message and press #. The selected messaged are deleted !
So even though there are no menu options to operate on the filtered mails, the keyboard shortcuts still does work !
Do you delete your Gmail acccount emails ?