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Old 02-12-2009, 01:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm a new user of Blackberry and have a Storm. Can someone tell me how to delete multiple email messages at once? Thanks
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Yeah I am right there with ya. That was one of the first things I noticed...the "call log", there is no "delete all" button. Even my old Motorola Q had those types of options. I was talking to a Verizon tech about that the other day...hopefully we will see it in an update soon.
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The same way you do it on a Windows PC with multiple files.

Select a section and then use the delete button. Hover on the top file and scroll down and tap the lowest file possible. This gives you a huge chunk to delete. Just play with it and you can figure it out rather easily.

Unfortunately, I can find no method to delete large sections or the entire call log in one shot.
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Old 02-12-2009, 01:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You have to use both thumbs for this operation: Left thumb press and hold the selected item you want deleted and with your right thumb, you go down how many items you want deleted and from there you can release your left thumb. Once you are done, selete the delete option, the red x, and there you go.
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Thanks for the tips. I was able to use the both thumbs method but it only works a screen at a time. As long as unwanted emails don't pile up, this is manageable. But hopefully they're working on a better solution.
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Once you use two fingers to put it in "select" mode, you can extend the selection by swiping the screen up or down to scroll through your messages. Every time you touch the screen, it will extend the selection to wherever you touched.

Thus, you can delete multiple screens full of messages at one time.
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There's really only 2 downsides that I know of.

1) Your selection has to be contiguous messages. There's no way to select 5, but leave one in the middle out.

2) You can only extend in one direction or the other. So you have to start your selection at one end of the block you want to delete and then extend it to include the whole block. You cannot select a chunk in the middle and then extend the top up and then also extend the bottom down. Whatever message you touch first is the "anchor". Your second finger marks the end that you can then extend.

Once you touch with two fingers, it goes into select mode. After that, you can take both fingers away and then just use one finger to extend or adjust the end of the selected block of messages.
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