Delete All Mail

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  1. bkushner

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    Unless I'm missing it is there still NO DELETE ALL MAIL function in IOS5? How can such a basic function be left out of 5 major software releases?
     
  2. acosmichippo

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    This is the first time in four years I've heard anyone request that feature.
     
  3. iphonewarrior

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    Log into your mail client online and delete all mail that way :)
     
  4. bkushner

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    i use pop3
     
  5. iphonewarrior

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    Use your online email account?
     
  6. acosmichippo

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    pop3 doesn't update all devices.
     
  7. bkushner

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    I know that. I simply would like to delete all 140 messages at once on my phone without doing it one at a time.
     
  8. Gus Longhin

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    IMHO deleting all e-mail is seams a bit odd, strange to say the least :) But you're right, there isn't such functionality.
     
  9. acosmichippo

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    sorry, I was replying to iPhonewarrior's suggestion. I figured you knew that.
     
  10. iphonewarrior

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    I know, that's why I use imap only.
     
  11. Europa

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    There is a Cydia tweak called DeleteMail that adds a "Delete All" button to the mail app. I just tested it on my spam and trashcan folders and it worked great. It's 99ยข. I'm still on 4.3, though. It may not be iOS 5 compatible yet.
     
  12. Europa

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    You know you can tap edit and tick the boxes next to each email and select them all for deletion, right? It's not quite as convenient as the jailbreak tweak I just posted, but it's much faster than deleting each email individually and it's a stock feature.
     
  13. iphonewarrior

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    I do this everyday especially when I wake up in the morning with about 30 spam emails.
     
  14. Europa

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    Yeah, I use it frequently, too. It saves a lot of time. I can't remember for sure, but I think it was a 3.0 feature.
     
  15. MuddyPaws

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    Is there a mark all as read feature yet?
     
  16. Europa

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    Not stock, but Mark Read is available in Cydia.
     
  17. iphonewarrior

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    No :( (Cydia has an alternative)
     
  18. MuddyPaws

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    I didn't ask for much when I jailbroke but changing text and email tones was one and mark all was the other. Oh, and PDANet.:)
     
  19. iprncess

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    As I was transferring my email to my .me account this would have been helpful. Nothing I do in mail on my MacBook updates on my iPhone so a delete all function would have been useful!
     
  20. silvermoon

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    So I know this thread is from three years ago but instead of starting a new thread, I thought I would add to the discussion. If we jump ahead to iOS 8 now, there is still no way to "Mark all" messages and move them to the trash unless there is a way that I have missed. You can mark all messages as read or flag all messages but there is no delete.
     

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