How do I delete my inbox

Delete email in Outlook.com

You can delete email from Outlook.com at the same time, several together, or all at once. Don't worry - you can always recover deleted emails if you make a mistake.

How to delete an email on Outlook.com

  1. In your inbox, select one or more messages that you want to delete.

  2. Select above the reading area Delete off.

If you're using a mobile browser, swipe left on a message to delete it.

How to delete all email in Outlook.com

  1. Go to the folder that you want to empty

  2. Check the box above the message list.

  3. In the Reading Pane, select Folders empty out. This will put your emails in the folder Deleted elements postponed.

    Note: If you selected the Focused Inbox, you will need to empty your Focused and Other inboxes separately.

If you're using a mobile browser, hold a message to select it, tap Select All at the top of the screen, then choose the trash can icon to delete all of the selected messages.

Empty Outlook.com Deleted Items

To empty the Deleted Items folder:

  1. Open the Deleted folder Elements.

  2. Select Folder above the message list empty out.

    Tips:

    • If you've deleted a lot of email, it may take some time to remove these items. Leave the browser window open while the deletion occurs.

    • If the emails are still not being deleted properly, select a smaller batch to delete.

    • If deleted emails come back, it may be because you deleted a lot of emails recently. Try again later.

Permanently delete messages from Outlook.com

After you delete an email, it becomes a recoverable Article storage moved. In order to permanently delete all deleted items, you must also delete all recoverable items.

Warning: Items that have been removed from your recoverable items are permanently deleted and cannot be recovered.

  1. Choose Under folderthe Deleted Items option.

  2. At the top of the message list, select Recover items deleted from this folder out.

  3. Choose Empty folder.

Unsubscribe from newsletters or promotions

If you want to stop receiving newsletters or promotions, you can subscribe through Outlook.com.

  1. Select a newsletter or promotional email in your inbox.

  2. At the top of the Reading Pane, select Terminate.

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