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Microsoft Outlook 2007

Empty Deleted Items Folder Upon Exit

SUMMARY: Outlook 2007 can purge the contents of your Deleted Items Folder when exiting.

Microsoft Outlook 2007's "Deleted Items Folder" contains copies of deleted e-mails, tasks, notes, and other items. This way you can easily retrieve information you may have accidentally removed.

Depending on your usage, the contents of this folder may grow to be quite large, taking up much hard drive space. If you forget to occasionally purge its contents, you can have Outlook do so for you automatically.

1. Select "Tools" - "Options".

2. The "Options" multi-tabbed dialog box appears. Click the "Other" tab.

3. Underneath "General", check "Empty the Deleted Items folder upon exiting".

4. Click "OK" to close the dialog box.

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