Re: Deleting all messages and folders in WLM
Hi Gene and Flor,
Your discussion has succeeded in showing me how to delete the folders that I created.
What I am trying to do here is just a little experimenting. I have two computers grabbing my email so I won’t be loosing messages. Now, I want to learn a little about exporting and importing from WLM on one machine to my new laptop using WLM on both machines.
My first attempt imported all of my folders but I wasn’t happy with the results. After importing to laptop, I had a whole lot of extra folders that I now have to arrow through. Something like 3 each on the outbox, sent messages folder, the drafts folder etc.
I imported in to an empty WLM that contained no messages or folders. I was hoping that the imported messages and folders would look the same on the new machine. But, I got a mess of folders. Too much junk to try to arrow through.
I wonder if I should have just exported, and then imported the account instead of just email? What would have happened if I had tried the accounts selection? Is it even possible to move all emails and folders to an empty WLM and have every thing look the way it did on the original machine?
Hope I am making some kind of sense here,
Sent: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 3:25 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Deleting all messages and folders in WLM
I'm not at all sure that is correct. But whether it is or not, you could delete the folders and then delete all messages in the inbox. also, I don't know what you intend to do after you delete all messages. Are you going to continue to use the program? If not, you can simply delete any accounts and all messages in the accounts will be deleted. Of course, if you are using storage folders, you will have to delete those separately.
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You would just delete your own created folders individually. But, that won’t delete the messages ‘in’ them. For that, you’d need to delete the messages in such a folder first.
Folders are just like wrappers or covers in this case. Your messages not deleted from them first, would then go to your Inbox, All Emails, etc.
Thanks. I thingk I will just delete small chunks at a time so WLM doesn’t crash.
How do I delete all of the folders that I created?
To delete all emails in WLM: There’s a folder near the top of the tree view, above the Inbox, in Quikck Views about three or four folders down from the very top, called All Emails. Go into the list view of that folder. Select All and Delete. Depending on how many emails you’ve got, this deletion could take some time, so go do something else if you’ve a lot of emails to delete.
Can any one tell me how to delete all messages and folders in WLM with out having to go through each folder and manually do the deleting?