How To Configure Outlook 2010 To Empty Deleted Items Folder On Exit

Deleted items in Microsoft Outlook  that are stored in “Deleted Items Folder” start to pile up and take space after a while.

In order to remove them permanently everytime Outlook is closed :

1. Open Outlook 2010 and go to File > Options.

Outlook 2010 options

2. Select “Advanced” tab and in the “Outlook start and exit” section, enable the tick mark next to “Empty Deleted Items folder when exiting Outlook”. Click Ok when done.

Enable delete on exit for deleted items folder in Outlook 2010

3. So from now on,this will prompt a confirmation box regarding whether to keep or delete items in the Deleted Items folder whenever Outlook is closed.

Delete confirmation message



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