How can I clean out my Gmail account?

Episode 1591 (1:48:05)

Pamela from Laguna Hills, California
Gmail

Pamela is so inundated with spam, she wants to get rid of her Gmail account. How can she back up the email she wants? Leo says the concept of cleaning out your inbox is called INBOX Zero. It's basically spring cleaning for your email account. Leo says that the archive is designed to remove all the email you don't want to see, but still have access to it by a searchable database. That's much better than throwing it away and realizing you lost something important. You can also download all your email at download.google.com and then you can use a third party app to read the database and clear it out. But keeping it in Google Archive is a better option. Then you can set up filters to filter out any email you don't want to see.