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Prevent user from emptying the deleted items folder in Outlook

Is there a way to prevent a user from emptying/permantly deleting items from the Deleted Items folder in Outlook 2003?  Thanks
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No, unfortunately there isn't. Users, by default, have Full Mailbox Access to their entire mailbox, including the Deleted Items Folder, so they are able to delete and empty all mail from any folder they choose.

If you did try to restrict users from emptying this folder, there could be potential chaos - if you make use of mailbox quotas, imagine a situation where a user deletes a 10MB email (keeping their mailbox tidy), it goes to Deleted Items, but their mailbox is still oversize, and they are unable to clear it from the Deleted Items folder. It could cause potential disaster.


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