How to Mark All as Read in iCloud Mail at iCloud.com

by | Jan 26, 2020 | Email

So many unread messages (which, perchance, you have already seen)? Find out here how to mark all as read in iCloud Mail within any folder in a browser at iCloud.com.

First, 1,400 Pounds of Camera Were Built for 2 Minutes and ½

of photography in 1900.

The Chicago and Alton railroad was eager to show off its picture-perfect Alton Ltd. train in, of course, a perfect picture. Getting to see a train of 524 feet (160 meters) on a single picture of at least 8 feet took the world’s largest camera (and some 15 people to operate it). The exposure took 150 seconds.

Now, want to see all a folder’s messages in iCloud Mail using iCloud.com? It takes a browser window—large or small—and a few keystrokes to operate in a couple of seconds.

How to Mark All as Read in iCloud Mail at iCloud.com

Mark All Read in a Folder

Time needed: 1 minute.

To mark all messages as read in a folder accessing iCloud Mail in a browser at iCloud.com:

  1. Open the folder that contains the messages you want to mark as read.

  2. Press Command A (Mac) or Control A (Windows, Linux).

    Note: Highlight a random message if the keyboard shortcut does not select all messages, then press Command A (orControl A) again.

  3. Now press Command Shift U (Mac) or Control Shift U (Windows and Linux).

    Using the mouse: You can also click Read under Mark ___ selected messages as: in the iCloud Mail reading pane.
    Note: This will mark all messages in the current folder as read; see below for marking only certain emails read.
    Mark all as read in iCloud Mail

Mark All Read Matching Certain Criteria Using Search

To mark as read certain emails that match a particular set of criteria in iCloud Mail at iCloud.com:

  1. Open the folder that holds the emails you want to mark read.
    Note: If the emails are spread across iCloud Mail folders, you will have to go through the folders individually.
  2. Click Search <Folder Name> atop the folder list.
  3. Enter your search criteria.
    Example: Type a sender’s email address or name to mark all mail read from a certain sender; enter words from the “Subject” line to focus on a different set of messages.
    Tip: You can also use iCloud Mail folder filters to focus on certain emails—such as those sent directly to you or those from VIP senders.
  4. Press Command A (Mac) or Control A (Windows, Linux) to highlight all messages.
  5. Now click Read under Mark ___ selected messages as: in the reading pane.
    Keyboard shortcut: You can also press Command Shift U (Mac) or Control Shift U (Windows and Linux).

(How to mark all as read in iCloud Mail at iCloud.com tested using a desktop browser; updated January 2020; title image: StockUnlimited)