How To Quickly Delete Old Emails In Gmail

If you, like many individuals, have a large number of old emails accumulating in your Gmail account, it can cause clutter and make it challenging to locate important emails. Spending time and effort deleting each email individually can be frustrating. Fortunately, Gmail offers a convenient solution for bulk deleting old emails.

Steps to Delete Old Emails in Gmail:

  1. First, open your Gmail account by going to and logging in with your email address and password.

  2. In the search box at the top of the page, type the following code:


    This code will find all emails that are older than one year. If you want to delete emails that are older than a different amount of time, replace the “1y” with the desired time. For example, “2m” for two months or “3d” for three days.

  3. Press the “Enter” key and wait for the search results to appear. Now, in the top left corner of the inbox, click on the dropdown box and select “All.” This will select all the emails in the search results.

  4. Click on the “Delete” button (it looks like a trash bin) in the top right corner of the page. A pop-up window will appear asking you to confirm that you want to delete the selected emails. Click on the “OK” button to confirm.

  5. Now, all the selected emails will be moved to the “Trash” folder. To permanently delete these emails, go to the “Trash” folder and click on the “Empty Trash now” link on the top of the page.

And there you have it! You have successfully deleted your old emails in Gmail. Remember, once you have permanently deleted your emails, they cannot be recovered. So, make sure you really want to delete these emails before you proceed with these steps.

Deleting old emails not only helps in de-cluttering your Gmail inbox but it also helps in improving its performance. An organized inbox boosts your productivity and makes your Gmail experience a whole lot better.