Categories: Managing Settings and Mail :

Show more than 20 emails per page?

Showing 1-26 of 26 messages
Show more than 20 emails per page? szh 6/23/09 1:25 PM
Does anyone know how to show more than 20 emails per page?
Re: Show more than 20 emails per page? cubed2009 7/2/09 7:48 AM
You might have found this already, but immediately after clicking on settings up in the right hand corner of the page, you will see on the second option, Maximum page size, which you can change to 25, 50, or 100.
 
HOWEVER, this does not apply when you Searches or Filter you email.  It defaults to 20 messages again.  It's an elementary fix which I hope they fix soon. 
 
 
Re: Show more than 20 emails per page? cubed2009 7/2/09 7:52 AM
I can never edit myself correctly the first time......should be:    .....when you use Searches or Filters on your email.
 
Re: Show more than 20 emails per page? MrCreosote 8/13/09 2:55 PM
No one knows how to do it.

With the massive retention of Google, there must be a way to handle very large sets of email that need culled.

Right?
Re: Show more than 20 emails per page? djlancejordan 9/30/09 9:18 AM
are you kidding me? why the hell can't we filter out all the old junk in one shot?
Re: Show more than 20 emails per page? katherine99 2/19/10 8:23 AM
This question was asked 8 months ago and no fix. Same with so many issues... 
Re: Show more than 20 emails per page? grantm 2/26/10 3:02 AM
Search results still limited to 20 messages... 
Re: Show more than 20 emails per page? MrCreosote 2/26/10 9:27 AM
Maybe Google is afraid of losing all that tasty information, huh?

Well, why not change agreement so that Google keeps stuff as long as it wants, HOWEVER, we can delete stuff from our accounts to keep within the space limits supplied by Google.  Of course, Google may really be trying to get long time users to start paying for space.  Who can blame them.  It's their product and they are providing it for free.

But still, it would be nice to be able to manage emails.  Google might take interest in what we actually delete, since maybe, this stuff is no longer important to us and hence, should not be important to Google.
Re: Show more than 20 emails per page? Joshua 2/26/10 9:37 AM
Even if you can't view more than 20 messages at a time via search, you can still delete the entire search results set at once. After clicking "select: all" at the top, a new line appears at the top of the message list asking if you really want to select all matching messages. Click on this, then you can delete/archive/label/etc all the matching messages (on all pages) at once.
Re: Show more than 20 emails per page? SteveRichardson 3/9/10 9:49 AM

When searching for conversations. Search, then when the list of 20 pops up, select first 'All' then in the box next to it “All 20 conversations on this page are selected. ‘Select all conversations that match this search”. Then press the delete button twice. Done.

Re: Show more than 20 emails per page? gregalam 3/17/10 11:40 AM
I too would like to see more than 20 conversations at a time when doing a search. Hopefully Google addresses this.
Re: Show more than 20 emails per page? CSharpByDesign 3/25/10 2:05 PM
I would like to see SQL like searching, more than 20 conversations per page, etc.  Of course it's also possible I imagine to hook up via IMAP, ... but that's not the point. :P

Re: Show more than 20 emails per page? Capitalman 4/14/10 10:42 AM
Gotta say this particular issue is leading me to another program. You can create filters to take care of this problem, but after a while even they become cumbersome. All I want to do is clean my mailbox!!!
Re: Show more than 20 emails per page? believethelie-org1 5/24/10 8:12 AM
Adding my voice to this frustration.....
Re: Show more than 20 emails per page? dnl.parra 5/26/10 10:11 PM
Up to date, there's no way to show more than 20 messages when filtering your messages, but if you wan to clean your inbox try typing the following on the search box:

label:unread label:inbox

This will ONLY show you the unread email on your inbox... you can use the "select all" option and delete those old unread messages... hope this helps to clean up your inbox.
Re: Show more than 20 emails per page? perwira 6/18/10 8:04 AM
Until now they still limit 20 messages per pages when you use Searches or Filter. 
Re: Show more than 20 emails per page? SkiToDie 6/25/10 4:57 PM
If you have a maximum page size of 25 and more than 50 spam messages, if you delete them one page at a time (select all, and delete forever) the view will alternate between 20 and 25 messages. This didn't happen with maximum page size of 100.
Re: Show more than 20 emails per page? jwvictor 8/15/10 5:52 AM
Here's what I do. First I make sure my trash is empty.
Go back to the inbox and click show search options, put in search criteria. In this case I'll put facebook on the from line and click search mail. The results show 20 of hundreds.

Now click the box that selects all(unlabeled). Once all the mail on the page is selected click the blue section to Select all conversations that match this search.

Now delete all the mail. Once the mail is in trash it follows the maximum page size and also allows you to go to the oldest mail. You can now scroll through 100 at a time and move mail you want to save back to the inbox. In this example I went to the oldest piece of mail which happened to be my registration and moved it back. The rest got emptied!
Re: Show more than 20 emails per page? Juan Rios 9/24/10 1:10 PM
Im waiting for this improvement...
Re: Show more than 20 emails per page? stunevwat 10/3/10 3:10 PM
There's an EASY way - 

Add your gmail account to an email client like Outlook, OSX Mail, Thunderbird etc, but make sure you add it as an "IMAP" account NOT "POP".  This will then sync your gmail to your email client - May take a while if you have a lot of messages, but once it is done, you can mass delete emails through your email client - just select however many emails you want, hit the delete button, and it will delete them from the gmail server.
Re: Show more than 20 emails per page? שמעון 11/18/10 4:23 PM
Google people: please just apply the setting of number of lines per page apply to search results, and then we won't have to have these wonderful workarounds
Re: Show more than 20 emails per page? freeups 1/13/11 8:01 AM
Want to delete more than twenty at a time? It's easy. 

Create a filter for all messages from specific sender, date, etc...
Choose 'Also apply to All conversations below'. 
You can wipe them out by the thousands if you so desire. 

Screenshot here:

If you don't want to keep the filter in play, just go back and remove it once the conversations are gone.
Re: Show more than 20 emails per page? shepherd.travis 2/8/11 5:33 PM
I found somewhat of a work around if you are hesitant about deleting everything without first looking:

Create a new label called whatever you want (I used "Pseudotrash").
Perform your search and select all results.
Apply the pseudotrash label to the results.
View the pseudotrash label and you will see all of your previous search results 100 at a time (After modifying the conversations per page setting).
Re: Show more than 20 emails per page? jtoporowski 2/24/11 8:09 AM
Do a search
Click Select All
Click All 20 messages on this page are selected. Select all messages that match this search
(All of the messages ARE selected, even though you only see 20 on the page)
Then choose what you want to do to them. 
(label them all, archive them all, delete, etc...)

I just did this to 4000 messages. 


Re: Show more than 20 emails per page? jnpurse 3/11/11 11:24 AM
OR.... Google can just fix this stupid problem by allowing users to choose 20, 50, 100, or ALL messages per page in SEARCH RESULTS. Simple choices make it easier for simple people - like me!


Re: Show more than 20 emails per page? LiquidBeef 3/18/11 10:56 AM
Did nobody see what Joshua posted? He nailed it. Thanks, Joshua!
More topics »