Delete All Mail

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?
 

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.
 

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.
 

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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?
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 99¢. I'm still on 4.3, though. It may not be iOS 5 compatible yet.
 

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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.
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.
 

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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.
 

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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!
 

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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!
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.