Thursday, 29 April 2010

Deleting Multiple e-mail messages on a Blackberry

Another thing that I've recently discovered is how to delete multiple messages from a blackberry. Instead of having 500 emails on my phone, I'd rather just have the most important emails and delete the rest. But until now I was just deleting the e-mails manually, one by one, pressing the delete button in the e-mail list to delete the e-mails. However, it seems like there's a faster way to delete several e-mails together.

Interestingly enough deleting several messages (e-mails or call messages) on the blackberry is the analog of doing so on the computer (where one holds the shift key or ctrl/cmd key to select multiple things). One simply needs to:
  • Hold down the Shift Key (the one on the bottom row, to the left most or right most side of the keyboard with the aA symbol)
  • Scroll along with your trackball to select messages (hah, take that touch screen phones... let's see you do this! well actually it is quite possible)
  • Press the Delete key (the one that says del with the left arrow)
  • Choose your option (your blackberry will choose Cancel as the default if you do this... instead of automatically going on your preferred option):
    • Either delete it from your handset
    • Or delete it from the server too
  • Enjoy your empty/skimmed down inbox!
And there you have it. No longer will you have to scroll through the spam and facebook messages to reach that important email.

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