Set Outlook to Automatically Empty Deleted Items Folder

wastepaper canBack in October, Pete sent out an email message asking folks to periodically empty their Outlook "Deleted Items" folder.  He and Jody had noticed that some mailboxes have "enormous amounts" of email stored in their Deleted Items or Spam folders.

All of the email is backed up every day. It would save a lot of time and space on the server if we only needed to worry about preserving necessary items.

If you didn't take advantage of Pete's offer to help you set up Outlook to automatically empty the Deleted Items folder, now you have  another chance by following these simple steps:

  1. Open Outlook.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Other tab.

  3. Select the Empty the Deleted Items folder upon exiting check box.

  4. Click the Apply button.
  5. Click the OK button.