If you can let Google handle your spam and trash messages they will be deleted automatically after 30 days. Spam messages are suspicious messages caught by Google Gmail that may contain viruses, malware, and are deceptive. When such a message is sent to your Gmail Google will scrutinize the mail and sent it into your junk rather than your inbox. However, for those that can wait for 30 days for Google to automatically delete them, I give kudos to you. But if you were like me you will find a means to delete spam messages before it lasts for 30 days.
As it were, they are two ways to delete spam messages in Gmail. The easiest way to empty spam mail is using Android Gmail app. Also, the desktop Gmail standard account give room to empty both trash and spam box with a single click.
The easiest way to access the Gmail spam box and delete all the messages is explained here. But, in another way, you can just search for “in:spam” and click the search box or “in:trash” to access trash box and delete all the messages.
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How to Delete Spam & Trash Messages in Gmail on PC
Here is how to delete Gmail spam messages on desktops…
1. Log into your Gmail account and select “Standard Settings” instead of “Basic HTML”
2.Click on “More option” and then click on “Spam or Trash”
3. Click on “Delete all spam messages now”
4. Click on “OK” to confirm delete of all your spam or trash messages
Congratulations you have successfully emptied your Gmail spam box. This same approach also empties trash box completely.
How to Delete Spam & Trash Messages in Gmail on Android Phones
You need the official Gmail app for Android phone to empty spam box and trash box. However, the latest Gmail Android app is required to carry out this assignment. Therefore, here in this article, I’ll assume you have successfully upgraded your Gmail app to the latest iteration.
1. Click on “Gmail Android app” on your apps menu
2. Click on the “horizontal lines” and click on “Spam”
3. Click on “Empty Spam Now”
4. Accept conversation will be permanently deleted by clicking “Empty”
5. The spam mail deleting process will continue
Be extraordinarily careful when you are deleting all your spam messages as it may contain some crucial messages but got caught by Google as suspicious messages. Once you empty your spam you cannot retrieve them back. So, it is advisable to check through your junk messages before 30 days so that they will not be automatically deleted and also do a manual review of all your spam messages before you decide to delete them all.