Deleteing emails

  cruiser2 04 Aug 12
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I use Mozilla Firefox for my emails. I have four different email addresses which end in @talktalk.net Is there a quick and easy way to delete several emails from both the Inbox and the Trash folder at the same time. I can get many emails which are out of date when I have been away on holiday. Refuse to look at them when I am on holiday. At present, I have to tick each email individually and then clock on Delete. When I tick the small box the email is highlighted in grey. But I can only do one at once. Any advice much appreciated

  rdave13 04 Aug 12

Firefox is just a browser. What email program do you use or do you just use web mail?

  Sea Urchin 04 Aug 12

Click the first one you want to delete, and then holding down the Ctrl key click on the others. Release the Ctrl key and press Delete

  rdave13 04 Aug 12

Sea Urchin , sure it's not the SHIFT key?

  Sea Urchin 04 Aug 12

The Shift key can only be used for sequential mails - ie Nos 7 to 23 for example. But from the OP's description it sounds like they want to select mail from different areas

  Woolwell 04 Aug 12

I think that cruiser 2 is using webmail ie "When I tick the small box". Regret that I don't think that shift or ctrl will allow you to select mutliple boxes. You may be able to delete all on a page though. Is there a drop down arrow at the top by delete? I don't use talktalk so am not sure about the last.

  Sea Urchin 04 Aug 12

Using the Ctrl key you can select the boxes in just the same way on webmail.

  rdave13 04 Aug 12

If web mail there should be a box at the top to tick to delete all surely, or TalkTalk's web mail is different to every ones else's.

  Sea Urchin 04 Aug 12

Yes, but cruiser2 doesn't want to delete the ALL - just the out of date ones that are no longer of interest.

  rdave13 04 Aug 12

Trash select all. Spam select all. Rest, read headers and decide. That's what we all do isn't it?

  Woolwell 04 Aug 12

But isn't ctrl the same as individually ticking each one? I read it that block selection is required.

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