3. 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 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 more details.
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. You can then select some or all of the results by clicking on them as described above.