Email, Messaging, & Video Calls Email Delete Shortcut Keys for Popular Email Programs Quickly delete email messages by Heinz Tschabitscher Writer A former freelance contributor who has reviewed hundreds of email programs and services since 1997. our editorial process Heinz Tschabitscher Updated on February 07, 2020 The Ultimate Guide to Keyboard Shortcuts The Ultimate Guide to Keyboard Shortcuts Introduction Windows Timesavers The Best Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts Essential Keyboard Shortcuts for Better Productivity How to Use the Shortcut Alt + Underline Shortcut to Create New Folders Essential Shortcuts for iTunes Mac, iOS & iPad Quick Tricks The Best Mac Shortcuts Keyboard Shortcuts for Finder Mac Startup Keyboard Shortcuts 18 Shortcuts for Apple's iOS Shortcuts App iPad Keyboard Tips and Smart Keyboard Shortcuts Android & iPhone Shortcuts The Best Android Shortcuts You Should Be Using Create and Use iPhone X Shortcuts Email Shortcuts The 30 Best Gmail Keyboard Shortcuts for 2020 How to Use Yahoo Mail Keyboard Shortcuts The Complete Apple Mail Shortcut List Shortcuts in iOS Mail Delete Shortcut Keys for Popular Email Programs How to Use Outlook.com Keyboard Shortcuts Create Text Snippets With Shortcuts in Mac OS X Mail Online & Browser Shortcuts Top 36 Shortcuts for Edge and IE 11 Keyboard Shortcuts: Google Chrome for Windows Create Web Page Shortcuts in Chrome for Windows Control Safari Windows With Keyboard Shortcuts Shortcuts for Safari Toolbars Shortcuts for Safari on OS X & Sierra Excel Shortcuts The 23 Best Excel Shortcuts Shortcut Excel's Fill Down Command Shortcut the Current Date/Time Formatting Numbers Adding Worksheets Shortcut to Saving Your Work Creating a Chart MAX Function Shortcut More Office Shortcuts Top 10 Microsoft Word Shortcuts The 5 Best Hidden Word Shortcuts Add Shortcut Keys to AutoText Entries Uppercase Shortcut Key How to Reset Keyboard Shortcuts in Word Shortcut to Speed Up PowerPoint Presentations Other Useful Shortcuts The Best Google Docs Shortcuts 18 Shortcuts for Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon Changing Linux Mint Cinnamon Shortcuts Fedora GNOME Keyboard Shortcuts Maya Keyboard Shortcuts Create or Reassign Keyboard Shortcuts in MS Office Useful Keyboard Shortcuts for Photoshop CC Time-Saving Fill Tool Shortcuts in Photoshop The 5 Most Useful GIMP Keyboard Shortcuts How to Use the GIMP Keyboard Shortcut Editor Shortcuts to Type a Tilde Mark Yuliya Baranych / Getty Images Tweet Share Email Many users are inundated with email messages, and wading through the list to sort, answer, and delete messages can take up valuable time. Fortunately, most email programs offer keyboard shortcuts or quick-delete buttons to make deleting spam messages and unwanted emails fast and easy. Here's a list of popular email programs and their shortcuts for quick message deletion. Touch devices such as the iPhone and other smartphones often have a swipe-to-delete maneuver, making it easy and fast to remove messages. Delete Unwanted Emails With Shortcuts AOL Mail In the inbox or List view, use the Delete icon (trash can) to delete the item in focus. To delete multiple emails, select the boxes next to the messages you want to delete and then select the Delete icon (trash can). To restore an email you accidentally deleted, select the Trash folder, select the message you want to restore, and select More > Move to: Inbox. Gmail Some keyboard shortcuts work only if you've turned them on, and keyboard shortcuts aren't supported on all keyboards. To turn on Gmail shortcuts, go to Settings > Keyboard shortcuts and select Keyboard shortcuts on. Use the # (Shift+3) shortcut to delete an email you're actively reading from Gmail.com. This also works for emails you've selected. Apple Mail In Apple Mail, delete a selected message or folder simply by hitting the Delete key or selecting the trash can icon. Microsoft Outlook To delete a selected message in Outlook, hit the Delete key. Pressing Shift+F10+D deletes a selected folder in the list. To delete and ignore a conversation, press Ctrl+Shift+D. In Outlook for Mac, use Shift+Delete to permanently delete the selected message, and use Command+Delete to delete the current message, and, if the message window is open, close it. Outlook.com In the Outlook.com webmail program, hit the Delete key to quickly remove the message. Proton Mail Use the T key to send a Proton Mail message to the trash folder. Thunderbird Strike the Delete key to immediately delete a message in Thunderbird. If you use Shift+Delete instead, it will bypass the trash folder and be permanently deleted. Windows Mail Use either the Delete key or Ctrl+D to delete Windows Mail emails. Yahoo Mail Simply hit the Delete key to utilize this Yahoo Mail keyboard shortcut and delete a message.