To briefly explain why we want to empty the inbox and methods to quickly archive
hundreds or thousands emails if your already accumulated.
Empty email inbox, you will find lots of articles talk about why
you want to do it. In short, you needs empty inbox by archiving emails for
- get rid of junk
- unsubscribe from emails you do not want
- Feeling in control
- Not missing important email
- Force to make decision when receiving new email
To those who are new to
Archive, you will not lose any email by archiving it.
Archived emails can always be found in
In gmail, setup following configs
Maximum page size: 100
Keyboard shortcuts: ON
Now, you can archive emails from your inbox with shortcut.
* + ato select all emails.
eto archive selected emails.
Repeated above steps until your inbox is empty.
If you have couple thousands of email, the manual procedures will be quite annoying.
We can automate that with
Apple Script if you are using MacOS.
- Open MacOS embedded application
Quick Actionas type of new document
Workflow receives currentto
gmailin your browser and repeat steps in above section to archive 100 emails
- Modify script to repeat the recorded operations
Please check this video, for details.