02-23-2009 08:57 PM
I do not have Blackberry Enterprise ServerI have 2 email accounts setup on my Blackberry Pearl 8130:
1 personal Yahoo account and 1 work account
Everything works fine, I receive email for both accounts, all is good. Except that I get 200+ emails a day on my work account!I do not want to go in and delete work emails one by one or in groups The lowest number of days I can choose to choose in General Options -> Keep Messages is 15 days (and it looks like that is an overall setting, I would like 2 days for my work account and 3 months for my personal account which is a whole other question)
So, I deleted my work account from the Email Settings thinking that all emails linked to the work email account would ‘go away’, then I will just recreate the account later. BUT all the emails are still in the Messages area, all 1500+ work emails that I want to get rid of.
Question:How can I, without going 1 by 1 or in groups of emails, have all the emails in the Messages area deleted that are for a specific email account?I do want and need to keep my personal email on my phone so I can’t just in and “Delete Prior” as it will delete my personal emails that I need to keep on my phone
Or does it matter if at some point I end up with 10K emails? I'm not sure.
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02-23-2009 10:51 PM
Since you can't do a Delete Prior, the only other options is to hold down the SHIFT button (lower left button, may look like aA) to scroll and select groups of emails to delete. There isn't a way to only show emails from a certain group to delete. You can either delete all at once, Delete Prior by the date, or select groups of messages.
02-24-2009 05:37 AM
Read this post about Saved Searches. Create a Saved Search for your work email and assign it to an [Alt] key.
Now, in the Messages list, use the [Alt] key combination you've saved to display only your work email, then keep hitting the letter P to go to the Previous Day to the point that you want to delete all prior Work email, click the [Menu] button and select Delete Prior. Only the emails displayed - and not marked as Saved - will be deleted. Your personal email will not be deleted.
There's another tip there too - if you mark a message as Saved, the only way to delete it is to actually highlight it and hit [Del]. It will not "age off", and not be deleted using Delete Prior. If you use this feature, it's a good idea to View Saved messages on a regular basis
Also, since both accounts are set up under BIS, you should have two separate icons - one for each account - as well as the Messages icon. I never use them, but Delete Prior will also work the same way for them.
02-24-2009 12:16 PM
Thanks for the responses. My final solution is a mix of both. I did use the delete prior from within my work email icon. This deleted all emails from both the work email icon and the Messages area.
A tip on this that was confusing last night. You have to be on the date for the delete prior to actually show up as an option.