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Unread 26-06-2008, 11:57 AM   #1
JohnG
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Deleting items in a PST "Deleted Items" folder

I'm using Outlook 2003 SP3 and to keep my exchange mailbox to a reasonable
size I have rules setup that move incoming email to folders held in PST
files. On occasions I delete these and they go into the PST files "Deleted
Items" folder.

When I close Outlook any emails that are in my Mailbox Deleted Items folder
are automatically deleted. However, any emails in the PSTs Deleted Items
folder are not deleted.

How can I automatically delete items in the PSTs Deleted Items folder.

Cheers

John
 
Unread 26-06-2008, 11:57 AM   #2
Gordon
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Re: Deleting items in a PST "Deleted Items" folder

"JohnG" <JohnG@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:8CE6EF00-BDFF-4C21-A5B7-5F65C0EA8F92@microsoft.com...
> I'm using Outlook 2003 SP3 and to keep my exchange mailbox to a reasonable
> size I have rules setup that move incoming email to folders held in PST
> files. On occasions I delete these and they go into the PST files "Deleted
> Items" folder.
>
> When I close Outlook any emails that are in my Mailbox Deleted Items
> folder
> are automatically deleted. However, any emails in the PSTs Deleted Items
> folder are not deleted.
>
> How can I automatically delete items in the PSTs Deleted Items folder.
>



Tools-Options-Other-General.

 
Unread 26-06-2008, 11:57 AM   #3
JohnG
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Re: Deleting items in a PST "Deleted Items" folder

Thanks for the reply. I should have said that "Empty Deleted Items folder on
exiting" was already ticked.
This clears the main Mailbox deleted items folder but doesn't seem to work
with one in a PST.

Cheers

John

"Gordon" wrote:

> "JohnG" <JohnG@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:8CE6EF00-BDFF-4C21-A5B7-5F65C0EA8F92@microsoft.com...
> > I'm using Outlook 2003 SP3 and to keep my exchange mailbox to a reasonable
> > size I have rules setup that move incoming email to folders held in PST
> > files. On occasions I delete these and they go into the PST files "Deleted
> > Items" folder.
> >
> > When I close Outlook any emails that are in my Mailbox Deleted Items
> > folder
> > are automatically deleted. However, any emails in the PSTs Deleted Items
> > folder are not deleted.
> >
> > How can I automatically delete items in the PSTs Deleted Items folder.
> >

>
>
> Tools-Options-Other-General.
>
>

 
Unread 26-06-2008, 12:01 PM   #4
Gordon
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Re: Deleting items in a PST "Deleted Items" folder

"JohnG" <JohnG@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C30298C1-8CEC-4AE8-909F-CEDAAAFC48BF@microsoft.com...
> Thanks for the reply. I should have said that "Empty Deleted Items folder
> on
> exiting" was already ticked.
> This clears the main Mailbox deleted items folder but doesn't seem to work
> with one in a PST.
>


It's possible that that setting only works on the default delivery location
then. You might have to use some code....

 
Unread 26-06-2008, 12:02 PM   #5
Brian Tillman
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Re: Deleting items in a PST "Deleted Items" folder

Gordon <gbplinux***********.invalid> wrote:

> It's possible that that setting only works on the default delivery
> location then. You might have to use some code....


This is exactly the case. Non-delivery location Deleted Items folders do
not empty automatically.
--
Brian Tillman [MVP-Outlook]

 
Unread 26-06-2008, 12:03 PM   #6
JohnG
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Re: Deleting items in a PST "Deleted Items" folder

Thanks to Gordon & Brian.

This is what I was afraid of.

Strangely though, the PST Deleted Items folder does take notice of the
setting of the "warning before permanent deletion" flag

Cheers

John


"Brian Tillman" wrote:

> Gordon <gbplinux***********.invalid> wrote:
>
> > It's possible that that setting only works on the default delivery
> > location then. You might have to use some code....

>
> This is exactly the case. Non-delivery location Deleted Items folders do
> not empty automatically.
> --
> Brian Tillman [MVP-Outlook]
>
>

 
 

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