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  1. Emperor's Avatar
    On my Droid Maxx using the native email app that came with the phone to check POP email accounts, I was able to delete all emails in the Inbox. I had an option on the menu called "Select All" and then I could select delete. I don't see this option on the Droid Turbo. Am I missing something?
    11-19-2014 01:11 AM
  2. Toes Up's Avatar
    Same situation, same question! Manually emptying the trash is a real pain.
    11-19-2014 07:34 AM
  3. doogald's Avatar
    Install k9 mail from the play store and use that app instead. The stock mail client is just not good.
    Toes Up likes this.
    11-19-2014 08:19 AM
  4. Emperor's Avatar
    Same situation, same question! Manually emptying the trash is a real pain.
    I just did an online support chat with Motorola. When I asked them about this option, they told me to call Verizon tech support.

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    11-19-2014 08:37 AM
  5. Rogus's Avatar
    Am I missing something?
    Nope doesn't currently exist. Many hoping that changes with an upgrade.
    11-19-2014 10:35 AM
  6. Fable's Avatar
    The newest version of G-Mail takes care of this. Just link your POP mail to it and you are all set. Works great with Comcast and a host of others. Its been a problem with the base android mail client since the OG Droid. I switched two weeks ago to G-Mail for all my mail needs and never looked back (PS - off this same question even). Its awesome.
    11-19-2014 10:42 AM
  7. Rogus's Avatar
    The newest version of G-Mail takes care of this. Just link your POP mail to it and you are all set. Works great with Comcast and a host of others. Its been a problem with the base android mail client since the OG Droid. I switched two weeks ago to G-Mail for all my mail needs and never looked back (PS - off this same question even). Its awesome.
    Not everybody wants to link their different email into Gmail. The Droid RAZR Maxx which I used until getting the DT had a "Select All" choice in the stock email app.
    Emperor likes this.
    11-19-2014 11:09 AM
  8. doogald's Avatar
    Not everybody wants to link their different email into Gmail. The Droid RAZR Maxx which I used until getting the DT had a "Select All" choice in the stock email app.
    No, he means that the new Gmail app now can allow you to have a separate, non-GMail IMAP or POP3 account. You can switch between GMail and all of your other accounts within the same app. However, the Gmail app still does not have a select all control, so I suggest trying out the K9 mail app, which I believe does (I haven't used the app in a long time). It's free, so you can try it out and then uninstall it if it doesn't work for you.

    K9 Mail : https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...id=com.fsck.k9
    11-19-2014 12:14 PM
  9. maxman1's Avatar
    I gave up on the inability of the stock Android email app to delete multiple messages and, the annoyance of downloading any mail with a copy left on the server over & over again. Definitely a couple of steps backward from the original app.

    GMail's new features are nice but I prefer to keep my POP3 accounts separate so, been looking at alternative apps. After a couple of fails, I discovered Blue Mail - suits my needs well so if you're looking for an alternative as well, it's worth a look. Can select multiples for deletions in any folder, set up 3 POP3 Comcast accounts completely automatically (a first) and has ample customizable features including, color coding industry account. Nicely done and developers quickly responded to an email with specific questions before I actually installed it.
    11-21-2014 06:37 PM
  10. Rogus's Avatar
    I discovered Blue Mail - suits my needs well so if you're looking for an alternative as well, it's worth a look. Can select multiples for deletions in any folder, set up 3 POP3 Comcast accounts completely automatically (a first) and has ample customizable features including, color coding industry account. Nicely done and developers quickly responded to an email with specific questions before I actually installed it.
    Are you able to add the Blue Mail widget to the dock? I can't on my Turbo.
    12-12-2014 08:21 PM
  11. maxman1's Avatar
    Are you able to add the Blue Mail widget to the dock? I can't on my Turbo.
    I don't use it but I checked & it didn't stick in the dock. I didn't try other widgets in the dock, maybe none stick. Why not just put the shortcut there?
    Rogus likes this.
    12-12-2014 09:02 PM
  12. Rogus's Avatar
    I don't use it but I checked & it didn't stick in the dock. I didn't try other widgets in the dock, maybe none stick. Why not just put the shortcut there?
    Turns out widgets can't be added to the dock. The issue with the app icon/shortcut for Blue Mail is that it doesn't show the count of unread emails which is something I would prefer it could do. Always trade-offs aren't there?
    12-13-2014 01:28 AM
  13. bfranker's Avatar
    Turns out widgets can't be added to the dock. The issue with the app icon/shortcut for Blue Mail is that it doesn't show the count of unread emails which is something I would prefer it could do. Always trade-offs aren't there?
    The new update to Blue Mail actually has a widget that looks like an icon which shows the number of emails. I need to look more into it to see if it is a bug but mine shows the number of total emails rather than the number of unread emails which seems stupid... most all people keep email in their accounts and seeing the number of unread seems much more useful. Since it sounds like the developers are receptive, maybe they'll fix it or change it to where it will show unread emails instead of total emails.
    12-13-2014 09:42 AM
  14. Rogus's Avatar
    The new update to Blue Mail actually has a widget that looks like an icon which shows the number of emails. I need to look more into it to see if it is a bug but mine shows the number of total emails rather than the number of unread emails which seems stupid.
    The widget on mine shows the unread emails. Weird that yours shows total emails.
    12-13-2014 10:35 AM
  15. bfranker's Avatar
    The widget on mine shows the unread emails. Weird that yours shows total emails.
    That's good to know, thanks for that info! I haven't rebooted my phone since downloading the update. I'll do that and see if anything changes.
    12-13-2014 03:01 PM
  16. tors68's Avatar
    I finally figured out a way to delete multiple emails from deleted items/trash.... albeit not specifically from the Droid Turbo. If you sync your Turbo email with MS Exchange - you need to make sure that you check that you want to sync the MS Outlook deleted items folder with your trash folder on the phone. Then, when you empty the trash/deleted items in MS Outlook, the Trash folder on the phone is emptied. I know this is not the same as being able to check multiple emails on the phone and then delete all, but it beats deleting them one at a time from the phone's trash folder.
    01-28-2015 05:22 PM
  17. Greg Raznor's Avatar
    Same here, this really stinks! Latest and greatest????
    Left my phone at the cabin, when I went back for it later I had 256 messages!
    Deleted them ONE by ONE without reading them. Guess what, they went to my Unread folder,
    had to delete them all again ONE by ONE, THEN they wend to my Trash folder, you guessed it, ONE by ONE AGAIN. I don't have time for this, time to switch phones and carrier!
    03-10-2015 09:44 AM
  18. Sean Cogan's Avatar
    Same here, this really stinks! Latest and greatest????
    Left my phone at the cabin, when I went back for it later I had 256 messages!
    Deleted them ONE by ONE without reading them. Guess what, they went to my Unread folder,
    had to delete them all again ONE by ONE, THEN they wend to my Trash folder, you guessed it, ONE by ONE AGAIN. I don't have time for this, time to switch phones and carrier!
    Try 'Type' (Blue Mail). Might be an easier solution than switching phones and carrier.
    03-10-2015 10:45 AM
  19. Bitterman's Avatar
    Same here, this really stinks! Latest and greatest????
    Left my phone at the cabin, when I went back for it later I had 256 messages!
    Deleted them ONE by ONE without reading them. Guess what, they went to my Unread folder,
    had to delete them all again ONE by ONE, THEN they wend to my Trash folder, you guessed it, ONE by ONE AGAIN. I don't have time for this, time to switch phones and carrier!
    You don't have to change phones and carriers simply because the stock email app sucks. As mentioned before, try K9 mail. I put it on my wife's last two phones. Personally I've been using Maildroid Pro for years and find it to be one of the better email apps...

    Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
    03-10-2015 12:52 PM
  20. dungoyle's Avatar
    Same here, this really stinks! Latest and greatest????
    Left my phone at the cabin, when I went back for it later I had 256 messages!
    Deleted them ONE by ONE without reading them. Guess what, they went to my Unread folder,
    had to delete them all again ONE by ONE, THEN they wend to my Trash folder, you guessed it, ONE by ONE AGAIN. I don't have time for this, time to switch phones and carrier!
    Yes, change your phone and carrier. That's the obvious solution, and a stellar first post in the forum. I would normally suggest trying one of the well considered alternatives mentioned above your post, but it's obvious your mind is made up, so I won't try to dissuade you from your decision.
    this_is_nascar and mrtonk like this.
    03-10-2015 05:31 PM
  21. tcbj's Avatar
    I found a way to delete the emails quicker.go to the icon at the top right hand corner of the screen after you swipe down. Battery> user details>App info> clear cache. The app to choose is the email use are using. you can go back and forth until emails are deleted. First time I used this I got rid of all the unread emails. All 999+ of them.
    Emperor likes this.
    05-24-2015 01:22 PM
  22. OCnNC's Avatar
    I found a way to delete the emails quicker.go to the icon at the top right hand corner of the screen after you swipe down. Battery> user details>App info> clear cache. The app to choose is the email use are using. you can go back and forth until emails are deleted. First time I used this I got rid of all the unread emails. All 999+ of them.
    This didn't seem to do anything for me. About ready to try one of the other email apps, ridiculous they got rid of the select all option.
    05-25-2015 12:08 PM
  23. RiveGauche2006's Avatar
    so what did they say? i have like 999+ emails taking up space and i don't have the time to manually delete them? and also my sent box is piled up as well, this is ridiculous!
    06-14-2015 12:38 PM
  24. RiveGauche2006's Avatar
    it didn't work, after selecting battery, i didn't see "user details"??
    06-14-2015 12:41 PM
  25. RiveGauche2006's Avatar
    so does verizon wireless and/or read this forum? this is kinda ridiculous that there seems to be no solution for this problem and this thread was started in November of 2015, and here we are midway through June of 2015??
    06-14-2015 12:49 PM
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