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Really Noddy-level question about deleting messages from Outlook Express

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Countingthegreyhairs Thu 16-Oct-08 10:15:14

Sorry in advance for my pathetic levels of understanding in relation to all things technical. Love technology btw - not a luddite - just haven't learnt how to lots of things yet ....

Is there any easier/quicker way of getting rid of e-mails from the "Deleted Items" file in Outlook Express rather than highlighting a few at a time and pressing the delete button? Is it possible to delete the contents of the file in one fell swoop?

I thank you!

southeastastra Thu 16-Oct-08 10:16:03

yes, edit delete deleted items folder

southeastastra Thu 16-Oct-08 10:16:49

rather edit, then empty deleted items folder delete delete delete grin

PuppyMonkey Thu 16-Oct-08 10:17:39

Empty Deleted Items isn't it? in Edit...

onager Thu 16-Oct-08 10:18:30

You can make it delete all emails in 'deleted items' each time you close down OE.

Look in the tools Menu on the Maintenence tab.

IotasCat Thu 16-Oct-08 10:18:46

change your setting to empty the deleted folder automatically when you close Outlook

IotasCat Thu 16-Oct-08 10:19:22

x poxt onager

Countingthegreyhairs Thu 16-Oct-08 10:26:22

Thank you very much for all the - very speedy - replies. Mumsnet is brilliant.

That's a very nifty solution Onager and Iota'sCat ... will go and sort it right now.

Thanks again everyone!

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