Mark All Unread Mail as Read- Gmail Tip

I had more than 1000 unrad mail mesages as unread. It seemed always irritating for me when ever i open my gmail. All were spams and unwanted messages. Anyway i got this tip to make all read. Here it goes………

  1. Go to your Settings/Filters page and create a new filter.
  2. In the Has the words field enter “is:unread” (without quotes), and click the Next Step button.
  3. You’ll get a message warning you that this type of filter won’t be applied to new mail, but that’s OK.  Click OK to continue.
  4. Check the boxes next to Mark as read and Also apply filter to … conversations below.
  5. Click Create Filter button, and you’re done.  You might want to should delete the filter once you finish since it won’t be needing it anymore.


34 responses to “Mark All Unread Mail as Read- Gmail Tip

  1. THANK YOU SO MUCH! I have had gmail since it started and I had 1500 emails that were unread and I wanted to start from scratch. This was awesome! Thanks again

  2. Hey thanks a lot! I tried other ones out there and this one was the only successful. Cleared me over 8k emails 😛

  3. Thank you SO much for taking the time to give us this tip. I was going crazy with my 11000 inbox! Worked perfect!

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  5. You don’t need to do all of this bending over backwards with the filter.

    Click on ‘All’, then click on ‘Select all conversations in Inbox’ in the yellow bar that appears above your list of mail. Then click on Actions->Mark As Read.

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