Delete Old Messages in Gmail

Edited by Djinu, Ash0hley, Eng, Anonymous

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    To do this, let's go to the search window at the top of the screen and type in "before:", and the date we want to search before.
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    In this particular instance, we'll use "1/1/2007".
    This will show us all messages that happened before this date. It will show us messages from 2006.
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    To delete all of these, I can select all of them by clicking on this checkbox.
    It will allow us to select the first 50 messages.
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    If we want to select all of the messages that match this criteria, we can just click on "Select all conversations that match this search."
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    Once they have all been selected, press the "Delete" icon to delete all of these messages before 2007.
    I am not going to do that for the demonstration, but if you want to, you can.
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    That is how to search for all messages before a certain date, and delete all of them.
    If you have any questions or comments, please leave them in the space below. Thanks for watching VisiHow.
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Recent edits by: Eng, Ash0hley, Djinu

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