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How to Automatically Empty the Deleted Items Folder When Exiting Outlook

April 28th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
How to Automatically Empty the Deleted Items Folder When Exiting Outlook ilicomm Technology Solutions

When you delete emails, tasks, calendar items, or notes in Outlook, they are moved to the Deleted Items folder. This folder is not emptied until you do it manually–at least by default. If you want, you can have Outlook empty this folder automatically when you exit the program.

NOTE: You may notice a bold number or a number in brackets on your Deleted Items folder. By default, Outlook displays how many unread items are in your Deleted Items folder (a bold number), but you can choose to display how many total items are in the folderinstead (a number in brackets).

To turn on the option for automatically emptying the Deleted Items folder, click the “File” tab.

How to Automatically Empty the Deleted Items Folder When Exiting Outlook ilicomm Technology Solutions

On the backstage screen, click “Options” in the list of options on the left.

How to Automatically Empty the Deleted Items Folder When Exiting Outlook ilicomm Technology Solutions

Click “Advanced” in the list of items on the left side of the Outlook Options dialog box.

How to Automatically Empty the Deleted Items Folder When Exiting Outlook ilicomm Technology Solutions

In the Outlook start and exit section, click the “Empty Deleted Items folders when exiting Outlook” check box so there is a check mark in the box.

How to Automatically Empty the Deleted Items Folder When Exiting Outlook ilicomm Technology Solutions

Click “OK” to accept the change and close the Outlook Options dialog box.

How to Automatically Empty the Deleted Items Folder When Exiting Outlook ilicomm Technology Solutions

When you exit Outlook, a confirmation dialog box displays to make sure you want to delete the items. If you decide you don’t want to delete the items, click “No”. Otherwise, click “Yes”.

 

This also works on the Trash folders in any Gmail accounts you may have added as IMAP accounts in Outlook.

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