Delete Outlook Items

In addition to archiving e-mail messages, calendar entries, and other Outlook items, you can simply delete them. You can configure Outlook to delete outdated items automatically using AutoArchive. You can also delete Outlook items manually.

Delete Outlook Items

Delete Outlook Items Automatically

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Click Tools.
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Click Options.
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In the Options dialog box, click the Other tab.
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Click AutoArchive.
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In the AutoArchive dialog box, select the Run AutoArchive Every x Days check box and type the desired interval.
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Select the Delete Expired Items check box.
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Select the Archive or Delete Old Items check box.
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Indicate how old an Outlook item must be to be deleted.
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Select Permanently Delete Old Items.
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Click Apply these Settings to All Folders Now.
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Click OK to close the AutoArchive dialog box.
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Click OK to close the Options dialog box.

Delete an Outlook Item Manually

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Right-click the Outlook item you want to delete.
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Click Delete. Outlook moves the item to the Deleted Items ...

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