Indeed, with plenty of space you can keep more of the emails you might one day perhaps eventually want to revisit. At the same time, deletion is mandatory — not because of storage constraints or daunting confusion, but because it is a clearing and wholesome act in itself.
To delete in Gmail, you can use the Delete key, of course. Or you delete as elegantly as you archive: using a key within easy reach.
Delete With a Swift Keyboard Shortcut in Gmail
To move a conversation to the Trash in Gmail:
- Open the conversation you want to delete or make sure it is checked.
- Press # (Shift-3 on a U.S. keyboard).
Note that the keyboard shortcut moves entire conversations to the Trash folder. You can delete individual messages using the More Actions menu.