Delete enite contents of Inbox??

Posted on 2007-03-19
Last Modified: 2010-03-06
how can I delete all the emails in a users inbox in one sweep, this users has over 6000 email and deleting each message individually takes too long
Question by:moletech
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MATTHEW_L earned 25 total points
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Use exmerge and archive to a pst and then delete the pst.
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redseatechnologies earned 25 total points
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As Matthew pointed out, Daniel has a guide here ->
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Do you have access to the mailbox? Just mark multiple e-mails at once and delete them. To avoid the e-mails going into Deleted Items hold down the Shift-key during delete.
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for 6,000 mails? :))

see you next week!
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6.000 mails in only one inbox. That should not take very long. At least not longer than setting up Exmerge and running it.
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That would take easily more than 15 minutes - exmerge takes no more than 10, 5 if you have it already on the server and have used it before.

Either way, do what you are comfortable with

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