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I have hundreds of unread emails in my Gmail account and I want to mark them all as read.

How can I do that?

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There is a step-by-step solution here, and it works:

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/how-to-mark-all-unread-emails-as-read-in-gmail-and-more/80754

  • Press the search button: is:unread
  • Click the down-arrow in the "select" button, then choose "all."
  • Click where it says "Select all conversations that match this search."

no spoiler, please

  • Click the "More" button, then click "Mark as read."
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Using is:unread lists all unread emails from all categories, including Promotions and Spam. If you want to mark only your Primary emails as read, use

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This only lists the emails from selected category which makes marking as read task easier.

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  • Good, but this only shows your unread messages. The question was: How do you mark those messages as read? Nov 18, 2013 at 12:11
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You can create a filter for all the unread email (I'm assuming that you might have several pages of unread emails) and set it as read at the end of the filter creation options.

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