How to Delete Sent Mail in Gmail

by Crystal Bonser
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Gmail is a free email program created by Google. It offers many features, including accounts in 44 different languages, translation tools, photo-sharing tools, the ability to make phone calls, account themes, emoticons, chat, plenty of storage and so much more. As with any new email account, it can take some time to become accustomed to all the features. Begin by learning the basics, such as how to delete emails, then start experimenting with everything else Gmail has to offer.

Step 1

Sign-in to your Gmail account.

Step 2

Click on the "Sent" folder in the menu at the left side of the page.

Step 3

Click on the check box beside the email message you want to delete. If you want to delete all the emails in your "Sent" folder, click on the check box on the left side of the toolbar, beside "Archive." This will add a check to each check box, saving you the need to do this manually.

Step 4

Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the "Delete" button, located between the "Report Spam" and "Move to Inbox" buttons.

Step 5

Click on the "Trash" folder in the menu at the left side of the page. If you don't see it, it may be hidden. To see hidden folders, click on the downwards-pointing arrow at the bottom of the "Inbox" section in the menu at the left of the page. This will reveal a drop-down menu containing your hidden folders.

Step 6

Click on the check box beside the email you just deleted. If you want to delete all the emails in your Sent folder, click on the check box on the left side of the toolbar, beside "Archive."

Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the "Delete Forever" button, located beside the "Report Spam" button.

Tips

  • If you have an email message open, you can delete it by clicking on the "Delete" button on the toolbar above the email, between the "Report Spam" and "Move to Inbox" buttons.

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About the Author

Crystal Bonser has been working as a freelance writer and editor for an educational website since 2009. She is also the creator of a pet-loss website on which she facilitates weekly grief support groups. Bonser holds a Bachelor of Social Work and a minor in psychology from Ryerson University.

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