How to Delete All Emails from One Sender on iPhone

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I've subscribed to so many email newsletters over the years that I can't keep up with reading them, and many times don't open them at all. Can you quickly delete all emails from one sender, all at once, on your iPhone? Yes, you can search for, mark, and delete all emails from one sender in the iOS Mail App on iPhone. Let's get started!

Related: How to Avoid Accidentally Deleting Mail on iPhone

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  • Easily find all emails from a particular sender.
  • Quickly select large numbers of emails directly from the search results.

How to Quickly Find, Mark & Delete All Emails from One Sender on iPhone 

Of course, unsubscribing from newsletters and mailing lists is an option to stem the overwhelming tide of content, but what to do about the flood already in your inbox?

For this exercise I chose to delete all my emails from TaxAct, a company I used in the past but don't any longer. I let them go a little too long without unsubscribing, resulting in quite a large build-up of promotional emails. I'll show you how to find them all and easily select them to delete. Once you're done with this, be sure to sign up for our free Tip of the Day newsletter for more guides on managing your digital life.

  1. Open the Mail app.

    Home screen with Mail app icon marked.
  2. Go to your inboxes, if necessary, by tapping Inbox or All Inboxes (depending on how many inboxes you have added to your Mail app).

    Tap Inbox
  3. Tap the Search field. If it doesn't appear, tap and drag down on the message list.

    Mail app on All Inboxes screen with search field marked.
  4. Enter the name of the sender you want to delete the emails from into the search field and tap Search*NOTE:* Be sure to double-check the emails your search has pulled up. Depending on the keyword you have searched for you, may retrieve some emails from other senders you do not wish to delete.

    Mail search screen with text in the search field and the search button marked.
  5. On the completed search, tap and hold with both fingers and drag down to select multiple emails. If you hold both fingers near the bottom of the screen, it will continue to scroll the list, selecting every mail as it goes.

    Mail search screen with all mail on the screen selected and two downward arrows to indicate a two finger tap and drag.
  6. Once you've selected all the emails, tap the trash icon.

    Mail search screen with all mail on screen selected and the trash icon marked.

Congratulations, you've now deleted all emails from the sender of choice from your inbox! Now you can work your way through and delete other high-volume senders; just make sure to unsubscribe from offers and newsletters that you're no longer interested in so your inbox doesn't fill up again. Next, learn how to search for messages on your iPhone and iPad in order to delete them or find a specific text!

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Leanne Hays

Leanne Hays has over a dozen years of experience writing for online publications. As a Feature Writer for iPhone Life, she has authored hundreds of how-to, Apple news, and gear review articles, as well as a comprehensive Photos App guide. Leanne holds degrees in education and science and loves troubleshooting and repair. This combination makes her a perfect fit as manager of our Ask an Expert service, which helps iPhone Life Insiders with Apple hardware and software issues.
In off-work hours, Leanne is a mother of two, homesteader, audiobook fanatic, musician, and learning enthusiast.