Select all emails and perform bulk actions
It’s taking me 30 mins a day to delete 100-200 emails this is time consuming and damn right idiotic that the feature isn’t here already
We would like to add the possibility of selecting all messages in a folder when a user selects all messages of 1 page of the folder.
Sara E commented
Over 1300 votes for this feature. How many more are needed to get this implemented? It looks like it has been marked "planned" for 5 months. Clearly people want it.
Yes please. The 50 messages at a time is a dumb limit.
Brian Hirsch commented
I can't believe there is no way to mark messages as Read or Unread in bulk. I was hositalized for a month and now have 3200 unread emails! Am I supposed to go thru though 50 at a time to mark them as Read?? Even Yahoo Mail has this functionality.
A basic feature that is really needed.
When searching for something that displays large number of emails, it is handy to have a button/option to be able to "Select ALL matching criteria on every email", not just the first 50.
Example; Trying to delete a bunch of similar emails, searching by subject and want to SELECT ALL emails to be able to delete them all at once, instead of going 50 at a time.
If there's a lot of emails, this can be a huge timesaver.
I'm interested in this feature on ProtonMail phone app too, and it should allow to select emails based on provided pattern. Then, we can apply a certain action on them, e.g. move or delete selected emails.
Ken Dustin commented
Any email app worth its salt should be able to quickly select all emails in inbox and “mark all as READ”
Dimitri A commented
This really is annoying. Having to go to each email does waste a lot of time. And it's also one of the reasons I haven't been able to switch to protonmail as a primary account. I love the privacy, but it needs to catch up quite a bit to really be useful. I'm holding out hope though!!
As stated by dtov on October 19, 2022 4:02 PM below, the feature is here (three dots in the upper right corner).
However, it's still missing a feature to select all messages to be able to label them at oince, for instance:
Ryan W commented
I've actually started not even using my proton account (paid) because one day thousands of my emails decided to show up as unread and I can only mark 50 emails at a time as unread.
If this isn't fixed by next billing cycle I'm just going to cancel my paid account. I really don't have time to be wasting with this stuff
Paul Ryan commented
It's such an obvious feature to include. Don't bother switching your email from Google etc until you do unless you like '000s of unread emails
Emil Karlman commented
I want a button to select all the mails that are in the Sent folder. Right now, you have to tick each mail manually which is time consuming if you for example want to delete all mails in that folder.
With the magic of java script and FireFox, I was able to delete all messages. Here's the script: https://gist.github.com/rosenpin/a00cf5f2bfac8d589e5790faa896b2ca
Load up Protonmail in your browser. Hit F12. Click 'Console' tab. Copy/paste the script selected from github.
@dtov & Toby
Now show me how to delete 43,000 email in my All Mail folder. No 'three dots' there.
For all the things that ProtonMail does right, there's a very real disconnect of what would seem to be common-sense features, or in this case, consistency of features across the board.
Perhaps, what is most concerning of all, is that this simple issue / request for feature has been made in various places since 2015, and yet it is falling on indifferent ears.
I went from feeling exposed and spied on by Google, to feeling captive and straitjacketed by ProtonMail. At least with Gmail, I had control of my content.
Perhaps a home email server is the way to go.
I have 43,000 messages in the ALL MAIL folder from Gmail. I can’t bulk delete them. I can’t bulk move them. I can, however, manually move 50 of them to the trash at a time, after which I can manually empty the trash 50 messages at a time.
I have tried Outlook 365 / Thunderbird via Bridge. Messages show up fine, but they don’t bulk delete. Restarting and reinstalling does nothing.
Using the ProtonMail web interface, I can go to ‘All Mail’, select all messages (which selects 50 messages), and click ‘Move to Trash’. It’ll say, ‘50 conversations moved to Trash’, and actually provide an option to ‘Move all conversations from this folder’. Ok, so I click ‘Move all conversations from this folder’, and it says, ‘Messages cannot be moved from that folder’.
So, at this point I have spent a ridicules amount of time trying to make ProtonMail preform very simple tasks, which would be a breeze in Outlook or Gmail. However, ProtonMail and its Bridge companion are clearly not built for scale, the latter being unreliable and unstable at best.
It is simply outlandish that in 2023, something as simple as the bulk moving or deleting of messages, is not possible in a ‘modern’, paid email service, and I can’t see how ProtonMail can be viable long-term sustainable home for my email storage.
Dougie Nisbet commented
This is extraordinary. I just assumed this would be possible when I signed up for the paid product. Imported 18 years of gmail. What a mess.
We need the ability to delete ALL emails in the Trash or SPAM folders. Delete currently only acts on 50 emails at a time. This is a timely process if you get a lot of Trash or SPAM.
Probable duplicate of (or at least related to) https://protonmail.uservoice.com/forums/284483-protonmail/suggestions/7840971-a-select-all-feature-similar-to-g-mail