How To Bulk Delete Thunderbird Group Email FAST!

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  1. Open a fresh text file.
  2. In Thunderbird, open one of the group emails, right-click the sender, copy the name and email address, and paste to the text file. Append a comma followed by a space to this information.
  3. Press CTRL+U to open the email source.
  4. Look for the remaining email names and addresses.
  5. Highlight and copy these names and addresses, then append them to the line you started in the text file.
  1. In Thunderbird, select Tools > Address Book to open the Address Book window.
  2. In the Address Book window, select File > New > Address Book.
  3. Name the New Address Book and click OK.
  4. Right-click on the new Address Book, select “New List,” and name the new list.
  5. Highlight and copy all the names and addresses from the text file you created.
  6. Paste the entire list of names and addresses into the first line of the block that begins “Type email addresses…” The entire list should automatically be separated so that each address now appears as a separate line in the window.
  7. Click OK and close the Address Book window.
  1. Select Message > Tag > New Tag.
  2. Name the new tag (this can be the same as the name of the Address Book List if you choose).
  3. Click OK.
  1. Select Tools > Message Filters and select New in the Message Filters window.
  2. Enter a filter name (this can be the same as your Tag name if you choose).
  3. Choose when to apply the filter. Make sure you select “Manually Run” and “Getting New Mail.”
  4. In the Match box choose “From, To, Cc or Bcc” in the first list box; choose “is in my address book” in the second list box; and choose the name of your new Address Book from the third list box.
  5. In the “Perform these actions” box, select “Tag Message” from the first list box; and select your new tag from the second list box. Click OK.
  1. Make sure the “Quick Filter” button is clicked to display a list of icons.
  2. Click the Tag icon to display the list of available tags.
  3. Select the tag you created for the group.
  4. From the filtered email list, you can review and delete selected emails, or bulk delete the entire list.
  5. When you are done, click the Tag icon to turn off the filter, or click the Quick Filter to turn filtering off entirely.



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L. Keith Jordan

L. Keith Jordan


L. Keith Jordan is a Certified Public Accountant based in Texas. He is a published author, technical editor, and creator of numerous CPE courses for CPAs.