How to Delete an Email?

Deleting your emails regularly is a smart idea. It helps keep your inbox from getting too crowded with useless messages or old emails you don’t need anymore. For safety, it’s good to delete an email you got from someone you don’t know.

This guide tells you how to delete emails in Gmail. But most email accounts work in a similar way.

You’ll need:

  • A computer that’s connected to the internet.
  • An email account that can send and get emails.

Here’s how to delete emails in Gmail

Follow below steps to remove an email from your inbox.

Step 1: Log in to your email account. Make sure you’re on the main page of your account.

Step 2: Open your inbox.

Steps to delete an email

Step 3: Look through your inbox for emails you don’t need anymore. When you find them, click the box on the left side of each email. A checkmark will appear.

Check mark emails to delete

Step 4: Once you’ve picked an email you want to delete, click the delete icon. The email you picked will be deleted. You can also open the email and then click delete.

Step 5: If you want to delete more than one email, click the box next to each email, just like in Step 3.

Step 6: Click Delete again.

You can also delete emails the same way from your ‘Sent Mail’ folder. Other email apps might need you to choose the email you want to delete by clicking on it in a list or opening it first, then picking Delete.

Delete an email in Outlook, Yahoo and AOL

For help with these email providers, check below guides:

Staying safe online

To delete an email, click delete or move them to spam or junk. You can also report spam and phishing emails. Click on the symbol with an exclamation mark to report spam.
Don’t open emails from email addresses you don’t know or trust.
Never answer phishing emails or click on the links. By doing that, you’re telling the sender (probably a scammer) that your email is real.
Avoid clicking on strange links in emails.
Don’t open emails with attachments that you didn’t expect.
Always check your computer for viruses and harmful software.

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