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 Post Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:12 am 
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On a Mac it's so easy! Select an item in a list, hold Shift, then select another item further down. Everything in between will be selected.

Surely, there MUST be a way to do this in iOS? I mean, it's so basic, so necessary at times.

The main reason I need to do this is because I cannot restrict email downloads on my iPad. My main use of the email client is my Mac where I keep loads of stuff. On my iPad I just want - e.g. - today's and yesterday's, but there's no way to restrict the number of emails downloaded.

So the next best thing is a mass select of unwanted emails in list view by using something akin to Shift-select, then delete them all. But no, I have to select each one individually in Edit mode, then delete them. With hundreds of emails, this is a total PITA.

There must be a way to do this? What have I missed?

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 Post Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:38 pm 
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Is it possible to select them all, and then de-select (individually!) the ones which are to remain?


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 Post Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:13 pm 
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Any help https://www.lifewire.com/move-or-delete ... il-1172557

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 Post Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:46 pm 
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That procedure still has one individually selecting messages:
"Tap on all the messages you want to move or delete."


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 Post Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:08 pm 
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https://www.tenorshare.com/cleanup-ipho ... phone.html

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 Post Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:44 pm 
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Defcom wrote:
https://www.tenorshare.com/cleanup-iphone/how-to-delete-large-amounts-of-emails-on-iphone.html

Yes, that works, apart from one mistake they made! You need to mark all messages as UNREAD (not Read), before doing the Select top message / Move / Deselect top message / Release Move / move everything to Trash shuffle.

Then of course, you can go into Trash, select the small number of messages you want to keep, then Move them back into your Inbox before Deleting everything else that's in the Trash.

A bit fiddly, but better than having to select messages individually. :)

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