How to mark all unread emails as read in Gmail1: When logged-in to your Gmail account, in the search box up top, type the following, then press the search button: is:unread
2: Click the down-arrow in the "select" button, then choose "all."
3: The emails on the page you're on should now be checked; however, to select all of your unread emails, you need to click where it says "Select all conversations that match this search." It will be centered, just above the top-most email, as pictured below:
4: Finally, click the "More" button, then click "Mark as read."
How to mark all unread emails as read in Yahoo!1: When logged-in to your Yahoo! email account, right-click on "Inbox" in the left-hand sidebar, then select "Mark All Read."
How to mark all unread emails as read in AOL1: When logged-in to your AOL email account, right-click on "Inbox" in the left-hand sidebar, then select "Mark all Messages Read."
2: You're all done!
How to mark all unread emails as read in Hotmail1: When logged-in to Hotmail, right-click on "Inbox" in the left-hand sidebar, then select "Mark all as read."
2: No mas!
ConclusionClearly, Google needs to step up their game and make it easier for people to be more productive with cleaning their inboxes. Personally, I don't mind using the advanced operators, but when other providers makes it happen with ~2 clicks, that's kind of sad. Then again, perhaps Google is basing their usability on tons of user case studies where a majority of people said they don't give a hoot about marking all emails as read. Who knows? Do you have any issues or tips you'd like to express, in regards to Gmail or some other email provider/client? Let us all know in the comments below! -Stephen Chapman Related Content:
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