Deleting messages is a problem

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    I have been trying to delete messages and everytime I try to do it, it doesnt do it, or it doesnt happen fast enough. I can go back to the main screen after selecting to delete messages and then go back into the messages and the phone will not bring up any messages like it freezes the messaging app. Can someone please help me do a mass deletion of all messages? Or does anyone know why my phone freezes or can't delete messages fast?
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    Ya, im having this same EXACT problem. The only texts I have been able to delete is when it only has 1 text in the thread. but i'm trying to delete a thread that has over 5000 texts and all it does is freeze and ive tried Hard/solf restarts and tried again and nothing works. I've also tried to delete a thread that only has 7 texts total and it does the same.

    I have the Droid Eris btw.

    Thx for the help =)
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    tap and hold and choose delete for individual texts and select delete. For a whole thread, go to the thread and hit menu and delete and say yes.. for 5000 posts? maybe wait a while to see if it will delete them or you may need to delete one at at time.. Mine will delete at least 200 no problem.. For a mass delete just go to your main message screen and click menu.. then hit delete and click on the Xs for each thread you want deleted and hit delete..
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    very true and the user is only as good as much as they understand the phone. If it doesn't work one way try different things hard reset is never the answer lol :icon_eek:
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    Email multiple deletes

    Can one of you tell me how to delete the messages from my email trash bin without having to do them one at a time. I have over 400 deleted messages and really ain't looking forward to doing them one at a time. Thanks for any help you can provide.:)
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    Just hit menu when you are in the delete screen and choose "select all" and then delete.
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    emptying trash can

    there is no select all when you are in the trash bin trying to empty 500 email mesages. you have to select one at a time AGAIN to empty the trash bin.
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    Hit menu AGAIN and it WILL say mark all... and then hit delete ... It's works fine here. It takes time to delete 500 messages..
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    i have the same problem i have a thread with 2000 messages and i am using handsent and cannot delete the thread at all, i try and i have to pop the battery to unfreeze it or usually handcent force closes
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    Are you giving it time to delete the 2000 messages? like 5 minutes? or more? Its not freezing im guessing just doing its job but it takes time to delete that many messages..
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    yeah i had let it sit for about 15 mins

    update : tryed deleting multiple small threads on handcent, about 4 threads with less then 50 in them, and i acutally get a not responding forceclose/wait warning
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    Well it works for me without handsent. Maybe try it on the stock setup.. I just have hotmail and gmail.. All I can offer for help. sorry..
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    I don't have Handcent (or an Eris), so I can't speak to it specifically, but I would hazard a guess that the problem is the sheer volume of texts it's trying to delete. Taking a long time to delete so many texts (giving the impression of freezing) might be what's happening, or it may just be too big of a task for the OS to handle and it just freezes. Why would you ever need to store 2000 or 5000 texts per thread anyway? Try setting you limit at 200 or 500 and see if you still have the same problem.
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    Completely agreed. I had this issue on my t-mobile G1 and learned the hard way. The best way to delete those messaged is one at a time until you get down to maybe 200 or so...I'd have to say that it's a problem for the OS as well. That's quite a bit of data even though it's just text...
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    Agreed.. :D
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    I'm not even sure what I have my limits set to, because I only keep threads from certain people in my inbox at all, and I tend to delete those myself when they're around 100, just because of the issue I know existed on the G1.

    If you want to keep 5,000 messages in one thread for specific people, I'd just suggest that you make sure to periodically delete threads from other people, and realize that you'll have some work to do if you ever decide that you don't want the 5,000 message threads anymore...

    Of course, everything I've said in this thread is my own opinion/observation. Take what you will from it. Not trying to tell you how to manage your conversations!
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    Thought this was about texts, but if you want to delete multiple e-mails, I suggest doing so on the computer and letting sync do its thing. 1000+ will still take a while, but I find it easier to do that kinda thing on the computer.

    As well, if you want to delete all items in the trash folder/label, if you go to gmail.com on your computer, all you have to do is click on the trash folder and then click "empty trash." Boom! Done! :icon_ banana:
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    Oh my bad! I wasn't even paying attention....I just assumed this thread was about email for some unknown reason...

    >disregard<

    But thanks for the help Jonny :)
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    No worries! SOMEONE mentioned e-mails in this thread and the fact that the gmail app doesn't allow you to "select all" in the trash can.

    As well, contacts are much easier to manage via gmail.com if you've got a lot to edit/delete/move to different groups.

    Now, back on topic...Haha!
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