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How to delete a BLOCK of messages (without deleting all of the previous messages)?

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How to delete a BLOCK of messages (without deleting all of the previous messages)?

Is it POSSIBLE to delete a BLOCK of email messages, without deleting all of the previous messages? The prior system of nontechnical experts permitted deleting a page at a time. NOW, if you go down several pages and want to delete a block of messages it will delete every message prior to this page! It's an insane system nitemare.

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Re: How to delete a BLOCK of messages (without deleting all of the previous messages)

Click the first message in the block, then Shift-Click the last message in the block. This will mark all the messages in the block, and then you can click on the Delete icon.

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Re: How to delete a BLOCK of messages (without deleting all of the previous messages)

If the want the old page by page delete stuff, use the Lite version of Xfinity Connect.
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Re: How to delete a BLOCK of messages (without deleting all of the previous messages)

Why should I have to use a completely different software to more easily delete 'blocks' of emails!? That's just an EXCUSE for poorly designed systems by a huge company. In addition, If you go down half way in a large list of your emails and check the box at the top - you would erase ALL THE MESSAGES FROM THERE TO THE MOST CURRENT MESSAGE! That's a completely insane design concept.

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Re: How to delete a BLOCK of messages (without deleting all of the previous messages)

If you want to delete a number of messages at one time, using XfinityConnect's full version, you would need to tick the box infront of each of those messages, then click on delete.  OR- you might want to use an email client and not use either version of XfinityConnect. Comcast's email is web-based, it is not an email client and does not have all the functionality one would have with an email client. You can post your feedback here:

Xfinity Connect/SmartZone Feedback Page

 



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Re: How to delete a BLOCK of messages (without deleting all of the previous messages)

Click the first message in the block, then Shift-Click the last message in the block. This will mark all the messages in the block, and then you can click on the Delete icon.

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Re: How to delete a BLOCK of messages (without deleting all of the previous messages)

Finally ... a PRACTICAL solution to deleting a block of messages! Thank you so much -

 

Email Expert Barmer
08-13-2011 12:31 AM

Click the first message in the block, then Shift-Click the last message in the block. This will mark all the messages in the block, and then you can click on the Delete icon.