how do i select all email messages to delete?

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    sorry if this has been addressed before. this is my first post ever. i have a droid #1 with the 2.2 update.
    i use gmail and the factory installed email.
    how do i select all emails so that i can delete them at one time? it is a real pain to select each one then delete them , but this only puts the emails into the trash folder and i have to go through the same process again.dancedroid
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    I'm having the same problem....hoping for a positive reply!
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    You just tap on the box with the check mark to the left of each post and then tap the delete key. It will delete everything you have checked off.
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    I'm having the same issue with my Incredible. I just switched from a BB, and I loved being able to delete all msgs w/ one push of a button. I have not yet found a way to delete all of my msgs at once. I too have to tap each one in order to get it deleted. Same process with trash folder! I want to wipe out the trash with a tap of "delete all." Does any such thing exist? I sure hope so, because I find this more than a minor annoyance!
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    Yippee :icon_ banana:!!! I figured it out. I have an Incredible, and know next to nothing about theses Android phones, so I'm not sure how mine differs from the Droid; however, this is what worked for me. When I hit menu, my options (including delete) come up. I click delete, and then I hit menu again, and a small box will pop-up giving me a choice to "delete all." Works when in email or trash. Yay! This issue was stressing me. Hope it works for others!
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    The "options" choice you reference does not seem to appear on the Droid running OS 2.2.

    Anybody running an original Droid figure this one out yet?

    Thanks.
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    When I say options, I mean when I click on menu, I am given several options of action to choose from. Unfortunately, I am ignorant. I can not reference what OS I have, but when I am in sms messages or mail, I hit the menu button. When I hit the menu button, my "options" are refresh, delete, sort, compose, folders, delete, & more. I tap delete, and then I tap the menu button again. After hitting the menu button for the 2nd time, I then have the option to tap "mark all." If you tap mark all, it will "x" all of your messages to delete. Then you can just tap delete, & erase all without having to tap on each individual message. Hope that makes sense, and I hope you figure out the issue. It was almost intolerable to me.
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    Erasing emails - NOT!

    Thanks much kellygh for your detailed reply. However you are running something different that I am running on my original Motorola Droid phone. When I hit the menu button in mail (or trash folder in mail for that matter) my options are much less robust than yours are. All I get are: Refresh, Compose, Deslect All (if anything selected) Folders, Accounts and Settings. You either have a more recent phone or an upgraded operating system than the latest version 2.2 (Build FRG22D) that I have to run.

    Thanks for the description.

    Anybody else out there figured this one out for the original Droid model?

    Thanks.
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    Go to: Settings --> Applications --> Manage Applications --> All tab (wait for it to load all apps names correctly)--> Gmail (or any other e-mail manager)--> Clear data Be sure to disable auto-sync so it won't load your e-mails automatically: Settings--> Accounts & sinc --> Auto-sync
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    When viewing your list of emails, click the box next to any single email, then press Menu..you'll see the choice of Select All, then you can Delete (all)
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