If a team member leaves your team, you may "inherit" all of their emails which will land in your inbox. In this article, we'll show you how to manage those emails that just filled up your inbox in a few simple steps.
1. Filter the emails by from or to addresses. Use the search box in Gmail to filter your inbox, below are a few examples of what to enter into the search box:
from:email@example.com -- This will filter ALL emails in the inbox, that are FROM the specified email address.
to:firstname.lastname@example.org -- This will filter ALL emails in the inbox, that are addressed TO the specified email address. A note of caution, this will also filter emails where the searched email address is included as a CC, not just directly addressed.
You can also use additional filters that are beyond the scope of this article to be more specific.
2. Once you have filtered your emails, use the select all check box in the upper left corner to select all the emails:
3. If you have thousands of emails to delete, you'll only be able to select 50 at a time. However, Gmail will display this option when the search result exceeds 50 displayed emails:
Be sure to select the "Select all conversations that match this search" option, this will select all the emails beyond what is currently displayed in the list.
4. You can now delete, set the emails to mark as read or label as needed in bulk.