• This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more.

How to Delete Outlook Email in bulk w/out a Disconnection?


Lumia Fanatic
Seattle, WA

So I'm making the switch from one email client to Outlook.com.

One problem: I had all of the mail from my previous email account forwarded to the one to which I'm switching, meaning I have over 50,000 emails (literally) that I need to delete.

When I try to delete them in bulk (right click: empty folder), it suddenly disconnects.

On Outlook.com, it just gives me an error message when I try to do the same thing.

The errors include: "Sorry, there seems to be a problem with http://Outlook.com right now"

And: "There was a problem with the http://Outlook.com service (a temporary network connectivity issue that has nothing to do with your computer). Please try again."

Is there an easier way to just remove every email in my inbox without all of these issues?

Thanks in advance,


My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    Intel Core i7-4790K Haswell Quad-Core 4.0GHz LGA 1150
    ASUS Z97-A LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS GTX750TI-OC-2GD5 GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP
    Sound Card
    NVIDIA High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS VG248QE Black 24" 144Hz 1ms (GTG) HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LCD 3D and 20" 2009m HP Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080 and 1600 x 900
    Hard Drives
    Intel 730 Series 2.5" 240GB SSD (OS + programs) WD Blue 1 TB HDD: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM (personal files)
    Antec HCG M Series HCG-620M 620W ATX12V
    AZZA Solano 1000 Black Japanese SECC Steel/Metal mesh in front MicroATX/ATX/Full ATX
    Fans. Everywhere. (but they're surprisingly silent)
    HP USB keyboard, 6 ft cable, Height: 1.1 inch, Width: 6.3 inches, Length: 17.3 inches
    HP USB mouse, 6 ft cable,
    Internet Speed
    36 Mbps download, 6 Mbps upload
    Internet Explorer 11
    Windows Defender + MalwareBytes