How to Delete Mass Email on an iPhone

Written by stephen lilley
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In addition to sending and receiving calls, Apple's iPhone "smart-phone" device can also access the Internet and check your e-mail. The device comes with a "Mail" application pre-installed, and once you set up an e-mail account it will continually use the iPhone's 3G or Wi-Fi network to check your inbox for new messages. Unfortunately there is no way to delete large amounts of e-mail at one time on the device, but deleting mass amounts of e-mail can quickly and easily be done one-at-a-time.

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    Press the "Power" button on your iPhone to turn the device on. This will bring up a screen containing the date, time, and your wallpaper. Use your finger to slide the bar at the bottom of the screen from the left to the right to unlock the device and take you to your main menu.

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    Use your finger to tap on the icon that reads "Mail." This will open the iPhone's e-mail application.

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    Tap on the name of an e-mail in your inbox to open it. The contents of the email will then be displayed on screen.

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    Use your finger to tap on the second button from the left side of the bottom of the screen. This will bring up a listing of options allowing you to move the email to one of a number of various folders on the device.

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    Use your finger to tap on the folder named "Trash." This will move the email out of your inbox and into the "Trash" folder.

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    Repeat this process for any other e-mails in your inbox that you want to delete.

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    Tap on the button that reads "Mailboxes" at the top of the main iPhone e-mail window. This will take you to a listing of the various e-mail accounts and folders set up on your iPhone. Next, tap the listing that says "Trash."

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    Press the "Edit" button in the top right corner of the screen. This will cause a button to appear at the bottom that reads "Delete All." Use your finger to tap this button. It will then delete all e-mails in your "Trash" folder at the same time.

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