Multi-select in Mailbird

Some people prefer to use multi-select when managing emails. What does this mean? 

Multi-select allows you to do any of the following with more than just one email, all at once:

1) Archive several emails at once

2) Delete several emails at once

3) Label several emails at once

4) Star several emails at once

5) Mark several emails as Important at once

6) Move several emails to a folder at once

7) Mark several emails as Spam at once

8) Mark several emails as Read or Unread at once


How to use Multi-select in Mailbird:

1) Select more than one email by either pressing CTRL + A to select all messages in your message list, or CTRL + LEFT CLICK or SHIFT + LEFT CLICK to select multiple emails one by one. It's just like how you would select more then one file in Windows.



2)  Select the action you want to take as noted in 1 - 8 above once all the emails you want to take action with are selected. You can do this by using keyboard shortcuts or right clicking on one of your selected emails to show a list of actions you can take.




Multi-select for bulk actions does not work for Replying or Forwarding emails.



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  • 0

    In Windows 8.1, I've not been able to multi-select in any form.

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    Harry Elder

    this is no help at all Ehh.....


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    Walter Dean Bowser

    Multi-select does not work in Windows 8.1. What are you doing about it? This was first reported in July 2015. Are you going to support your product or not? A simple reply indicating what you are doing will allow your users to either wait until it gets fixed or move on to another email client.

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    Pavel Smirnov

    Where can I see the total number (count) of selected mails?

  • 2

    Point 6 (Move several emails to a folder at once) is impossible to do from the search folder. I have just set up Mailbird like a week or 2 ago. A LOT of emails have been imported into the account and they are all sitting in my Inbox. I like my Inbox empty and therefore am trying to bulk-move them all to their respective folders. The ideal way of doing that is searching per sender, and then moving all of the emails of that one sender at once. When I multi-select the emails from the Search folder and drag them over to the respective folder nothing happens. Please help!

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    Alberto L

    Multiple select is good for 1 mail at a time, but If I am going to be deleting/moving/storing many messages, when I select the second email, a blank window appears and does not display the 2nd selected message, without being able to see the message I've just selected how can one be SURE, 100% that one has selected the correct message.

    It's like working with a file manager and one is selecting images to delete, every time I select a file name, I can preview that image, with it selected, I can click on another image and preview it, i can then either not select it or select it and keep selecting images VIEWING them first.

    Please correct this issue, this feature has been available to many e-mail clients and once you are used to this useful feature not having it, the email client becomes useless since you are not assured which emails are selected, unless you go the slow route and pick and delete/move 1 message at a time. Outlook and other clients work this way, NOT ALL do, many have this very useful feature and allow you to preview the next selected message as you select them, PLEASE look into adding this useful feature and make Mailbird an client efficient email client to work with. 


    Edited by Alberto L
  • 0

    I have also tried this, and what I have found with multi-select, the 1st email will make it into the folder by dragging or right-click.  The remainder of the emails selected (regardless of amount) stay in the folder you are moving them from.  This is the case for either search box or inbox selected items.  They have to be moved individually.

    When I installed MB and did an import from outlook into MB, it brought over all the folders...including the inbox, deleted, sent and junk, so there were in effect 2 inboxes.

    I had to take all the imported email and drag it into the MB inbox. I was not able to grab all 1069 emails, I had to do them in batches of 100.  So the multiple select feature which is a standard feature in any OS has bugs in this program that have yet to be addressed.


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    Alberto L

    I'm Alberto, a couple of posts above, on November 04, 2016 01:39 I made that post, inquiring if this feature which is found in most mail programs, is going to ever be implemented?

    Any updates on this?

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    Abdul K S Dhamma



    When having multiple email accounts in the Mailbird, I am unable to move messages from one email account folder, to a different email account folder, within the programme.



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