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Post Posted May 12th, 2017, 6:07 am

I have gotten a new computer and I have over 10,000 emails is there a way to get rid of them in groups

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Post Posted May 12th, 2017, 6:13 am

What is it you want to accomplish? Do you want to delete all of those message, move them to the new computer, or what?

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Post Posted May 12th, 2017, 6:14 am

Moving to Thunderbird Support...
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Post Posted May 12th, 2017, 6:51 am

I want to get rid of 99% of them instead 1 at a time

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Post Posted May 12th, 2017, 9:25 am

If it were me, I'd move the 1% I wanted to keep to their own folder in Local Folders, then just delete everything left in their original folder(s).
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Post Posted May 12th, 2017, 11:20 am

I know but is there a way to get rid of them all at once

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Post Posted May 12th, 2017, 2:21 pm

How is the account set up in Thunderbird, as POP or IMAP? Find out using menu path Tools->Account Settings->Server Settings->Server Type at the top right of the dialogue.

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Post Posted May 12th, 2017, 3:25 pm

Rainne wrote:I know but is there a way to get rid of them all at once


Some other ways as well, but from within the TBird user interface:

Once you have the messages you want to keep moved elsewhere:

Click top message in list to highlight it.
Move to bottom of list
Hold shift and click bottom message to highlight the whole range (or whatever the appropriate key combination is on Apple if different than shift-click).

Delete the highlighted range.

Pretty standard computer tactics.
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