How do I delete mail from Outlook

Posted on 2002-07-05
Last Modified: 2010-04-08
I have Outlook Express mail but deleting and also deleting from the "deleted items" folder doesnot seem to make the files in my OUTLOOK-folder smaller. It seems as if these files can only grow and cannot become smaller.

Does anyone have a clue?


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Dufo G. Belski earned 100 total points
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You need to click on File on the menu, then Folders, then click on "Compact All Folders" to reclaim space taken by deleted messages.

Hope this helps!
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by:Dufo G. Belski
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Did this work out for you?

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yes it did.... Forgot to close the question and thank you:

Herewith: Thank you very much!!


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Thnbak again... it worked perfectly!


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Glad to help.

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