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How to mass delete emails for a specific time period?

My email indox has 49,000 emails, spanning 07/17/2012 through 08/18/2013. I have not tried to download these emails to outlook 2003 until the last few days. The download fails before ALL can be downloaded to clear them out of the indox. I created a new/empty outlook.pst file to download, in hopes of downloading all, but it failed after about 40,000 through the date of 07/15/2013.

 

Question: Is there a way to mass delete email for a date range from say: 07/17/2012 through 07/12/2013? or some shorter date range?

 

Thanks for your help,

 

Michael Dove

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Hello MikeDove.  Just FYI to tag on to ComputerJoe's great advice here are a few other tips on how to delete multiple messages:

 

  • There are several ways to delete multiple messages at once. You can select multiple messages by clicking in the select box, adding a check mark and then drag and drop into the trash folder. Or, you can click the select box at the top. This will select all messages and then by pressing the delete button, all messages will be deleted. A third option is to select each individual message that you would like to delete and press the Delete button.

Hope this information is helpful as well!  ~Delia

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Edited by Computer-Joe on Aug 18, 2013 at 11:27:46 AM

MikeDove wrote:

My email indox has 49,000 emails, spanning 07/17/2012 through 08/18/2013. I have not tried to download these emails to outlook 2003 until the last few days. The download fails before ALL can be downloaded to clear them out of the indox. I created a new/empty outlook.pst file to download, in hopes of downloading all, but it failed after about 40,000 through the date of 07/15/2013.

 

Question: Is there a way to mass delete email for a date range from say: 07/17/2012 through 07/12/2013? or some shorter date range?

 

Thanks for your help,

 

Michael Dove


 

I don't think you can do that remotely using Outlook if that is what you're asking. You can go to the ATT/Yahoo website, access your inbox (where the messages can be sorted by date), and delete them from there. You can also use the shift key to select groups of messages.

 

 

 

 




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I wish to do the mass deleting from the  ATT/Yahoo website. I forgot to state this in my original post. I know I can click on the [check box] at the top of the page, and it will select about one hundred at a time.

 

Holding the shift key down - what does that do?

 

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MikeDove wrote:

I wish to do the mass deleting from the  ATT/Yahoo website. I forgot to state this in my original post. I know I can click on the [check box] at the top of the page, and it will select about one hundred at a time.

 

Holding the shift key down - what does that do?

 

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If you click the check box on one message, scroll down, then click the check box on another message while holding the shift key, every message between those will be selected as well.

 

 

 

 




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Hello MikeDove.  Just FYI to tag on to ComputerJoe's great advice here are a few other tips on how to delete multiple messages:

 

  • There are several ways to delete multiple messages at once. You can select multiple messages by clicking in the select box, adding a check mark and then drag and drop into the trash folder. Or, you can click the select box at the top. This will select all messages and then by pressing the delete button, all messages will be deleted. A third option is to select each individual message that you would like to delete and press the Delete button.

Hope this information is helpful as well!  ~Delia


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