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How to Delete Email Messages in Windows 10 Mail app

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Windows 10 includes a new Mail app. The new Mail app brings improved performance and a familiar three-pane email UI, with a toggle to quickly move between your email and calendar. Mail includes customizable Swipe Gestures, letting you swipe right or left to take actions like delete, flag, move or mark as read/unread. Also check out the new email authoring experience. Mail leverages the familiar and rich capability of Word to that allows you to easily insert tables, add pictures and use bullets and color to your text. The new Mail apps support Office 365, Exchange, Outlook.com, Gmail, IMAP, POP and other popular accounts.

You can delete old or unimportant email messages to keep your inbox clean, organized, and recover storage space.

This tutorial will show you how to empty folders and delete email messages in the Mail app for your account in Windows 10.


CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Delete Single Email Messages in Windows 10 Mail app
  • Option Two: To Empty Folder in Windows 10 Mail app





Delete Email Messages in Windows 10 Mail app OPTION ONE Delete Email Messages in Windows 10 Mail app
To Delete Single Email Messages in Windows 10 Mail app

1. Open the Mail app.

2. While looking at your email messages in your Inbox, Drafts, Sent, or Junk folders, either click/tap on the delete icon for an email or select an email and press the Delete key to send the email message(s) to your Trash folder. (see screenshot below)
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You can press and hold the Delete key to quickly delete all email messages in a folder.


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3. While looking at your deleted email messages in your Trash folder, either click/tap on the delete icon Name:  Delete_icon.png
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You can press and hold the Delete key to quickly permanently delete all email messages in this folder.


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If you deleted an email message by mistake, then you can click/tap on the red undo button at the bottom to restore only the last deleted email message.

If you open another folder in the Mail app or close the Mail app, you will no longer be able to undo the last action.
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Delete Email Messages in Windows 10 Mail app OPTION TWO Delete Email Messages in Windows 10 Mail app
To Empty Folder in Windows 10 Mail app

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If your email server is configured to allow you to empty the Junk or Trash folder, it will permanently delete all email messages and subfolders in the folder.

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1. Open the Mail app.

2. Right click or press and hold on either the Junk or Trash folder for which one you want to empty, and click/tap on Empty folder. (see screenshots below)

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3. Click/tap on OK to confirm. (see screenshots below)

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That's it,
Shawn