How do i delete all old emails older than a certain date ?

I have thousands of old emails dating back to 2006 and I want to delete all of them older than a couple of years old but there seems to be no easy way to do this.
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In order to help you effectively we need to know exactly what email system you are using.  You can see the differences here

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windowslive/wiki/mail-email/differences-in-email-systems/2b2d2a39-a51b-4a15-bec8-436fe385d774

When you log into the account using a web browser does it say outlook.com,  or Outlook Mail across the top?
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https://outlook.live.com

It was originally a hotmail account.

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Scroll to the date where you want to start deleting emails.

Click on one email, hold down the Shift key, press the down arrow on the keyboard.

Continue pressing the down arrow until you have several hundred emails checked.

Delete.

Repeat.

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Yes that works but would be extremely slow when trying to delete several thousand emails.

Is there not some way of just getting it to delete a date range ? That would seem a logical thing to be able to do.

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Open your Inbox.

Click End on the keyboard.

Scroll past several screens of emails.

Hold down the Shift key and click on an email.

Delete.

There is a problem if too many emails are selected.

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That lets me do 90 at a time.

Still not great but best idea so far.

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