Outlook rule to hard delete items

Posted on 2011-10-31
Last Modified: 2012-05-12

Running Outlook 2007 SP2.

Our CIO hsa numerous alerts, notifications etc coming into his mailbox, some of these are quite large. He is going on holiday for 2 weeks and wants these to be deleted whilst he's away to prevent them filling up his mailbox.

Our Deleted Items retention is 5 days, which means that even if I set up a rule to send the items to DI, they not be deleted for a further 3 days.

Does anyone know of a way to hard delete them as soon as they arrive?
Question by:kam_uk
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    What you want to do is to add a rule to deliver all of these items into the same folder, a new one you create, then go to the properties of the folder, and under the archive options, set the permanently delete option for items older than a day.

    Here is a link on how to do it in 03, works the same in 07.

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    Perfect. thanks!

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