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Travelling with an I Pad

Discussion in 'Software, Computers, CMC's Techie Stuff' started by artfolio, Jan 25, 2018.

  1. artfolio

    artfolio SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Hi people,

    I wonder if there are any experts out there who can help me with a Mac problem (or should that be an i-problem??)

    I have a couple of email addresses which attract a lot of spam and in Windows it is simple to just highlight them all, hit "delete" and bingo - all gone. On the I-Pad's email app it is necessary to choose "select" then manually select the messages one by one before deleting them. I am off on holiday soon and don't want to waste sightseeing time manually deleting rubbish every day.

    Does anyone know of a third party email app which can speed up this process? I use Thunderbird on my P.C. but don't know if they make a version for Mac.
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  2. Larry Peterson

    Larry Peterson PFG, Picture Framing God

    I use Aqua mail on my Droid tablet. It has one feature that you would like. You can swipe down the list of emails and it will highlight them all for deletion. You can individually select ones that you want to keep. I use K-9 email on my phone at it has a 'selcet all' feature.

    Aqua Mail is not available for IOS but here are some alternatives: https://alternativeto.net/software/aqua-mail/?platform=iphone

    One of them might be suitable. Its hard to believe that an email app doesn't have a 'select all' feature. So 1980's.
  3. romanf

    romanf Grumbler

    You can easily delete them. When you open the mail app you will see that below the normal place where you access your emails there is a shaded section with the same account names. Click on the account below that you want to clean up. A list will show up listing all the types of email in that account, inbox, junk, etc.

    Click on the inbox line, a list will show up of all the emails currently in the inbox. On the upper right you will see a “edit”, click on that and a box will appear next to each email. You have a choice of clicking each box to delete, or at the lower left, you will see a “mark all”. That will automatically check all the boxes and you can delete all the emails at one time. If there emails you want to keep, uncheck the box before hitting delete.

    Sounds complicated, but is much easier once you do it!
  4. Peter Odems

    Peter Odems SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    That's the iOS version (not android...... I really don't understand why somebody points to that system here......) On MacOS this is a little different. Rather use your right-mouse-button to select a message before opening and choose delete/move to junk etc. or just drag the title (without opening) to the junkbox. This can only by click and hold on the title and drag. The system will remember your selecting and remove later new messages automatically.
  5. David Waldmann

    David Waldmann SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    This. But you don't need to pick individual mailboxes first - it works right from the "All Inboxes" view.

    However, if you happen to have an account that regularly has only junk in it, going to just that mailbox and selecting All may be faster or easier.
  6. artfolio

    artfolio SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Nope, My I-pad's email programme does not offer a "delete all" option - just "edit" followed by tick, tick, tick, (insert sweareword of choice) bin... are you sure?? - delete"

    Very clunky and slow. I guess I will just have to leave it and have a major cleanup when I get home as I won't be wasting too much of my expensive European holiday time playing with technology.
  7. romanf

    romanf Grumbler

    What version of ios are you using?
  8. romanf

    romanf Grumbler

    Check out Polymail, an IOS email program. Might be just what you are looking for. Also has an Mac OS version.
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2018
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