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How to delete multiple emails in Outlook

How many unread emails will you be deleting today?

Published onFebruary 13, 2023

If you don’t open and view every new email in your inbox, your unread emails can pile up quickly. In bad cases, you can have thousands of useless emails pile up and clutter your digital mailbox. Let’s go over how to delete multiple emails in Outlook.

Read more: 10 best email apps for Android to manage your inbox


To delete multiple emails in Outlook, go to your inbox and select all of the emails you wish to delete. You can do this by holding down Ctrl on your keyboard and clicking each email or pressing Ctrl + A to select everything. After that, click Delete.


How to delete multiple emails on the Outlook desktop app

Launch the Microsoft Outlook desktop app. This is part of the Office 365 suite.

list of items to delete on the left outlook desktop app

Hold down the Ctrl key on your keyboard, then left-click the emails you wish to delete. This will select them.

control plus left click all to select

Right-click the selected emails. From the list of options, click Delete.

right click and delete outlook desktop

How to delete multiple emails on the Outlook website

Go to and log into your account. Hover your cursor over one of the emails you wish to delete to make the selection circle appear on the left. This has a checkmark in the middle.

hover cursor over email to show checkmark outlook

Click the selection circle on all of the emails you want to delete.

select emails to delete outlook

After selecting the emails you wish to delete, click the Delete button at the top.

click delete outlook

How to delete multiple emails on the Outlook mobile app

  1. Locate the emails you wish to delete in your inbox in the Outlook mobile app.
  2. Select those emails. To do this, tap the circle on the left of each email. Most often, these circles contain the abbreviation of the sender’s name or their profile picture.
  3. After selecting them, tap the trash-can-shaped Delete button in the top right.

Read more: How to empty the trash in Gmail


You can delete mass amounts of emails by selecting all emails. To do this, press Ctrl + A on your keyboard, then click Delete. You may want to think twice before deleting everything, as you may accidentally delete an important email.