How to delete or archive unwanted emails in Gmail

67064519Within your Gmail account you can delete emails you no longer need and archive important emails that you may need in the future.

If you no longer need an email, you can delete it by selecting it and clicking Delete trash1. Deleted emails are moved to Trash and then permanently deleted after 30 days.

But with 30 GB of storage or more in your Google Workspace account, you don’t need to delete your emails to save space. So, we recommend that you archive them instead.

Archiving removes emails from your inbox to keep it clutter-free. But, the emails stay in your account so you can find them later. It’s like moving emails into a filing cabinet for safekeeping, rather than putting them in a trash can.

  1. Select the emails you want to archive.
  2. Click Archive archive.

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