4. Operations on Multiple Messages
It is common to want to do operations on more than one message at once. For example, to delete your first three messages, or to copy all messages with the word "orchestra" in the subject to a specific folder.
You can select multiple messages by holding down the
<Ctrl> (Control) key
on your keyboard, or
<CMD> if you using a Mac, while you click on each one. If all the messages
are adjacent to each other, you can click on the first one, hold down the
<Shift> key, and then click on the last one to select the messages and
everything in between them. You can re-sort the messages to make this easier (e.g.
sort by sender, or by subject). See Sorting Messages for
You can use simple or advanced searching to identify groups of messages with some shared characteristic, such as having the word "orchestra" in the subject. After selecting the messages you are interested in you can then delete, move, or copy them in the same way as for a single message.