How Do I Delete All My Emails in My Yahoo Inbox?

If you are trying to clean up your Yahoo inbox, or you haven't used your Yahoo email in a while and want to get rid of old emails, you can delete them in a few simple steps. You can delete select emails or you can clear out your entire inbox by moving items to your trash folder. Once emails are in the trash folder, they can be held there for seven days until they are purged, or you can permanently delete the emails from the trash folder.

Yahoo has long been a standard in email services, but like all email accounts, you only have so much space available in your mailboxes. You want to make sure your inbox doesn't get full, keeping you from receiving important emails in the future, so you will have to delete emails. How do you delete all your emails in your Yahoo inbox? You can get information and assistance from Yahoo user support here, and below are steps you can take to clear out your inbox.

Deleting Yahoo Inbox Emails

When deleting your Yahoo emails, you can delete select emails, or you can empty your entire inbox.

Select Emails

If you just need to delete select emails, follow these steps:

  1. Open Yahoo Mail in your computer browser
  2. Log into your account
  3. Open your inbox
  4. Check the box beside emails you wish to delete to select
  5. Click the trash can icon (Delete icon) at the top of the page
  6. Select "Ok" to confirm you wish to move the emails to your trash folder

Deleting All Emails

To delete all the emails in your Yahoo inbox, you need to do the following:

  1. Open Yahoo Mail in your computer browser
  2. Log into your account
  3. Open your inbox
  4. Check the box beside the "Select All" icon at the top of your inbox
  5. This will highlight all the displayed messages
  6. Click the trash can icon at the top of the page to delete all the selected messages
  7. Note: if you have more than 50 messages in your Yahoo inbox, you will need to repeat steps one through five above until all the emails have been cleared from your inbox
  8. Select "Ok" to confirm you want to move the messages to your trash folder

Permanently Deleting Emails from Your Inbox

When you've deleted emails from your inbox, they are placed in your "Trash" folder so you can recover them if needed. Emails in your trash folder are only kept for seven days before they are purged by the system. If you know you will not need the emails you've placed in the trash folder from your inbox, you can permanently delete them by doing these steps:

  1. Open Yahoo Mail in your computer browser
  2. Log into your account
  3. Open your trash folder
  4. Select the emails you want to permanently delete or click on "Select All" to select all the emails in the box
  5. Click on the trash can icon to permanently delete the emails
  6. Select "Ok" to confirm you do wish to permanently delete the emails highlighted

Clearing out your Yahoo inbox is easy following the steps outlined above. For more information or assistance, contact Yahoo user support here.

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