How to empty trash email on android (2 ways)
Last Updated on April 23, 2022 by Kennedy
If you have an email account which is filled up with lot’s of trash, you will be looking for the solution on how to empty trash email on android.
How do I go about it in my android smartphone and tablet, look no further as this post will guide you through on how to empty trash email on android.
As this post is centers on android smartphone, I will only be using the Gmail app, mobile browser and the yahoo mail app as an example.
Normally, on the Gmail app trashed emails are deleted permanently after 30 days in the trash folder and also applied to the yahoo mail app. You can chose to leave the trash emails and after 30 days they will be deleted permanently from your email account and trash folder.
How to empty trash email on android
Like I said, for this tutorial on how do i empty my email trash on my android, I will be using the Gmail app, Google Chrome browser and the yahoo mail app.
So let’s get started.
1. How to empty trash email on android on Gmail app
Open your Gmail app on your android phone, tap on the three horizontal lines (option menu). On the menu are list of options to select from, and this includes the Gmail trash folder.
Click on the trash icon and you’ll be presented with the Gmail trash folder, there contains all the trashed emails since the last 30 days.
On the trash folder you’ll see where it states;
Items that have been in Trash more than 30 days will be automatically deleted.
Empty trash now
To empty all the emails in the Gmail trash folder, tap on empty trash now and all the trashed emails will be wiped out from the Gmail trash folder.
This is just a one click touch and all the trashed emails will be wiped out. So this is how to empty trash email on android Gmail app.
2. Yahoo mail app
Another email provider I will be using for this tutorial on how to empty trash email on android is the yahoo mail app for android. The app is very fantastic as it is easy to navigate and to use.
To get started, open the yahoo mail app on your android phone and go to the inbox. As it displays your inbox, beside the inbox icon is a toggle up and down like the picture below.
As you tap on the toggle icon, it will display more options for you to select from, there you’ll see the yahoo trash. To proceed on how to empty trash email on android, you have to tap on the trash folder and you’ll see all the entire trashed emails.
On yahoo mail app, you can chose to delete some trashed emails or get rid of all of them.
To empty trash email on android yahoo mail app, press hold on any of the emails and it will give you the option to select all of them.
To select the entire email, at the top of your screen click on the box icon and it will mark all the entire emails in the yahoo mail trash folder.
When you do so, tap on the delete button below your screen and it will wipe out the entire trashed emails from your yahoo mail trash folder.
This is how to empty trash email on android yahoo mail app. Now moving to the browser.
3. How to empty trash on android email using a browser
To empty trash email on android mobile browser is same with the mobile app, and this includes both the Gmail and Yahoo mail.
For Gmail, open your Google Chrome browser or any other browser installed in your phone. Type gmail.com into the url and it will open the Gmail account for you to login.
On Google Chrome browser, as long as your phone has a working play store or Google services account, it will automatically login into that very account. However, for other mobile browsers, you need to enter your email address and password.
To proceed on how to empty trash email on android, tap on the three vertical line option menu. On the menu you’ll see a trash folder and you have to click to open the folder.
Please note that you may see trash or bin, they mean the same thing. I’ve two gmail accounts, one shows trash, while the other shows bin. So if you see bin be rest assured it is the trash folder.
Open the bin or trash folder and you’ll see all the entire deleted emails for the last 30 days. Tick and select all of them, and below your screen you’ll see where it states delete forever.
Kindly click on delete forever to delete all the entire emails from your trash or bin folder.
So this is how to empty trash email on android browser.
One annoying thing which I don’t like for a bit when it comes to deleting trashed emails on Google Chrome for android is that the user will have to select all the entire emails manually on its own.
It can be a lot time consuming especially if you have large trashed emails to get ride of, however, using the Gmail mobile app is the best choice on how to empty trash email on android.
For Yahoo mail, open any browser on your android phone and login into your yahoo account using your email address and password.
You may see yahoo news but just click on account image or icon and then inbox to go to your yahoo mail account. Just like the mobile app, click on the toggle icon and you’ll see the trash folder.
Tap to open the trash folder and you’ll see the entire deleted emails. To empty trash email on android, press hold on any of the deleted emails and select all of them and finally click on delete.
This will delete all the emails from the yahoo mail trash folder.
So far these are the methods and email providers I’m using for this tutorial on how to empty trash email on android, but it work on other email providers.
For those looking for how to delete email trash folder android, this is a definite answer to your question unless you’re looking for any email provider.
Does deleting an email delete it from all devices?
The answer is yes. If you delete an email from one device like the computer or mobile phone, you have automatically deleted the email from your email account.
What matters is the email account and not your device or the device used in deleting the email.
Take for example, I logged into my Gmail account using my smartphone. Then having logged in, I deleted a new email.
If again I logged into my email account using my computer, the deleted email won’t be in my inbox cause I’ve already deleted it. Rather it will be in the trash or bin folder.
So what I’m saying is that any device used in deleting an email will completely delete the email from the inbox as long as the user logged into his or her email account.
Does blocked email go back to sender?
Blocked email will automatically bounce back to the sender once it has been blocked by the recipient.
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This is how to empty trash email on android using both the Gmail app and browser, and also the Yahoo mail app and browser. Again this tutorial perfectly works on any other email provider on your android smartphone.