Remove large number of 'unread' emails from Mail App

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by ANGRYKOREAMAN, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. ANGRYKOREAMAN macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2012
    #1
    I've always been using Gmail using the browser on my map. But while switching from snow leopard to Lion a few months back, I decided to give the mail app from Apple a go.

    I added my accounts without a problem, however Gmail seems to have 700k 'unread' emails.

    Note: I do use labels and such and have a few other Gmail accounts forward emails to the main account. So there are probably tons of emails I missed (such as those send by Twitter which I label and don't land in my inbox as important mail) over a long period of time.

    Is there an easy way to get rid of that number in the sidebar? When I right click and check 'mark all as read' it basically crashes or is busy marking them as read, which can take hours or even days.
     

    Attached Files:

  2. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2010
    Location:
    Terra
    #2
    Try marking them all as read in your gmail account through the web interface.
     
  3. ANGRYKOREAMAN thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2012
    #3
    Thanks. I used some filters to get rid of 300k posts. However the other half seems to fall under "All Mail", which I can't filter out so it seems using 'is:unread'.
     

Share This Page