If you are a regular user of the mail service from Google which we all are in this era, you may find yourself stuck with hundreds of messages that you'll probably never read but that you don't want to throw out.
Here's what you can do. You can archive all those messages at once and clear your inbox.
The promotions tab can help you out in doing this. Most of the time the things you'll find in this tab are what is known as "bacn." Bacn messages are from sources you've honestly signed up to receive but probably aren't that high of a priority to actually read.
Things like deals of the day and newsletters would fall under this category. Bacn is different from spam, in that spam messages are just junk and things you haven't signed up to receive.
Follow the images below and turn your Gmail Account into a much more organised space.
Check the box next to a msg or check all boxes at once, this is simple. Make sure that you are selecting the promotion messages only.
Once you check the box that selects all the visible messages, you will also see a note from Google that lets you select all the messages in that tab. In this case, we're using the promotions tab. Select the link. You'll get a note saying you can unselect it and just the visible messages, but in this case, you want all of them. You are soon to be rid of 500 bacn messages.
This is it. Click on the archive button. You'll get a confirmation window asking you if you're sure you want to archive. Agree to the request and you're good to go.
Once you've confirmed that you really did want to archive all those messages, you'll see a new, shiny, clean inbox tab. Until you get the next message, anyway. You also have a little room to change your mind. There is an undo link up in the yellow message box area. It will disappear after a few minutes, but for now you have a chance to go back in case it was a mistake.