Today is clean up your Inbox day . . . or any day you feel overwhelmed by thousands of emails!

It’s time to end the mental debate “Should I take the time to delete emails” vs. “What if I delete something I might need?”

Personally the last thing on my Priority List was to “delete email” . . . until last night. I searched online, and found a solution that deleted 22,704 emails in 3 minutes! I felt like I lost 100 lb.

Here’s how you can do it too, relieving all the anxiety of a full In-Box without tediously deleting by category, topic, or person.

How to Delete Thousands of Emails in Your Gmail In-box in Minutes!

Of course you can set up your Gmail to view 100 emails per page, though that is painful to delete a page at a time, especially if you have thousands of old emails.

1) Click on the left column heading “All Mail” and write down the number in the upper right which says, “1 of xyz.”

That’s the total number of emails cluttering up your Email program that you’ve Sent & Received. (Gasp and breath as you write that number down with today’s date!)

2) Type this exact phrase in the “Search Mail” box: “older_than:1y”

Then hit your “Return” key. Now you are looking at all emails older than 1 year old, which is usually the amount you can feel safe about deleting.

3) Now click on the “SELECT” dropdown to highlight all those emails. Then click on the phrase to the right of it “Select all conversations that match this search.”

Are you ready to delete? It may feel like you are going “Cold Turkey” cleaning up your In-box deleting all this group, but remember you still have a year’s worth of emails. You can start a new system going forward today, but clear the backlog of older than a year old. It’s a new day!

One More Cool Tip!

You can change the search phrase letter “y” for years to be “m” for months or “d” for days. Just substitute with the letter “y” out in this phrase: older_than:1y. And you can change the number as well. Experiment and check the dates on what shows up before you delete.

How Can I Unsubscribe Faster & Avoid the In-Box Mess?

Signup for a program I love and use called: unroll.me. You can “Unsubscribe” from multiple newsletter and advertising emails quickly through this program rather doing it by one email at a time at the bottom of a page.

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