Fortunately, iPhone Mail includes various ways to get rid of read or altogether unwanted messages. One is particularly satisfying — and swiftly fast.
Delete a Message Swiftly in iPhone Mail
To delete an email quickly in iPhone Mail:
- Strike through the email's summary by swiping over it in the message list.
- You can swipe from right to left or vice versa.
- Deleting works best if you start your swipe from near the edge.
- More preview lines give you a bigger target area.
- Tap Delete.
To cancel the deletion, tap anywhere but the Delete button.
If you delete lots of mail, you can make iPhone Mail keep it in the Trash folder for less time.
(Updated September 2012)