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Rule for deleting old emails

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Rule for deleting old emails

I'd like to create a rule to delete emails in my inbox that are 18 months old or greater.  How do I do that?  My iPhone and iPad inboxes are huge.

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Re: Rule for deleting old emails

I  don't think a rule would work for this task.  Try running a search for the older messages using date-ranges, then delete the results.  If there are a lot of  them, it may take some effort to get rid of them all.  I just tried searching for an entire year, got 293 hits, and am able to "select all" and then drag and drop them to the Trash folder.



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Re: Rule for deleting old emails

Yes I did the “2015” date search. It takes a while for sure. Lots of scrolling. That’s why I was hoping a rule would help. Thanks.
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Re: Rule for deleting old emails

How about a rule to delete all “unread”? I can enable it once. And then periodically.
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Re: Rule for deleting old emails


@mpike wrote:
How about a rule to delete all “unread”? I can enable it once. And then periodically.

I don't think so.  If you go into the Filters in Settings, in Conditions and Actions there is nothing like what you are suggesting.



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