Originated From
AOL Help

How can I delete multiple emails at once?

How can I delete more than one email at the same time? I would like to be able to get rid of unwanted mail quicker if possible.

Liked this question? Tell your friends about it

Featured Answer From AOL Help

There are two ways to delete multiple emails at once.

First, you can click on the uppermost checkbox located below the Keep as New button.  This will select all emails in your Inbox.

Secondly, you can select a range by clicking on the checkbox next to the first (or last) message, hold Shift, and then select the checkbox next to the last (or first) message.

After selecting the desired range, simply click the Delete button.  

All Answers

Order by
Oldest to Newest
Newest to Oldest

<Ctrl>+click left mouse button for each email you wish to delete; at end hit <Del> key

or if in uninterrupted list 

<Shift>+click left mouse button

Hold down <Shift> button until you click on last email in the list

Hit <Del> button 

How can I delete the entire page of emails with the exception of one or two items?

If you are using webmail, click on the uppermost checkbox located below the Keep as New button.  This will select all emails in your Inbox.

Then while holding down Ctrl, unselect the emails you wish to keep.

I tried this suggestion and it did not work for me.

close a account  vanessa144@aim.com y  password: sierra   now closes a account  delete now pls....

Highlight the first E-mail you want deleted.  Then click the shift key while scrolling down the other E-mails you want highlighted/deleted and click delete.

just check off each one  in the little box on the left , then delete them all at one time.  Some times it won't delete them all if there are too  many but I have done 20 or 30 at one time.  Good luck!

Hold down the control key and then check each email which will be lighted up and then hit the delete button

Related Questions

Other people asked questions on similar topics, check out the answers they received:

Asked: Why was old mail prior to June 2014 deleted

why was old mail prior to June 2014 deleted

Asked: Missing AOL e-mails

1 year of my e-mails were missing when I opend them this morning. How do I get them back?

Asked: I have trouble deleting multiple e-mails at ...

I have trouble deleting multiple e-mails at one time. There are always many that don't delete. I have to keep repeating the deletions until they are all deleted.

Ask a Question... We'll forward it to people who know

More Questions

"can you delete multiple e-mails at one time or do you have to check off

You have to select one item first with a click, such as the top one, then move the cursor to another item like the bottom one, and then Shift-click will select all those in between.

Deleted Email

Please check your Recovered Mail folder.

Returned emails

Yes, if the incorrect address is outside AOL. You can do a test: send test mail to yourself and a nonsense address like joebtfsplk9. You should get a notice that joebtfsplk9 is not an AOL member and your mail was not sent. Then change it to joebtfsplk9@hotmail.com and it should go out. Hotmail ...

Deleted a saved draft from my email - how can i retrieve it ?

If you start an email and the system gets rebooted, your mail is gone. If you delete a draft email that was saved to send later, it is not in Recently Deleted. It is gone.