How to automatically empty deleted items folder in Outlook?

You can have Outlook automatically empty deleted items folder each time you exit the application. This can be done by following the steps.

  1. Open Outlook > Tools > Options > Other tab
  2. Check the box ‘Empty deleted items upon exiting’ in the General category
  3. Click Ok to save your setting

This is one method of emptying deleted items. It has certain disadvantages, however. It can make Outlook exit process slower and this can only be used with deleted items, not junk emails.

Also, this method is not customizable, meaning you cannot set it to delete only items that are older than a few days.

You can instead use other options such as Auto Archive and configure it to run every few days.

How to use Auto Archive to empty deleted items folder?

  1. Open Outlook and right click on Deleted Items folder
  2. Choose Properties > Auto Archive
  3. Customize ‘Archive this folder using these settings’ according to your preference. You have the option to clear out items older than ‘n’ days, select where you want to move the items or if you want to permanently delete them.

How to empty junk email folder?

  1. Open Outlook and right click on Junk email folder
  2. Choose Properties > Auto Archive
  3. Customize ‘Archive this folder using these settings’ according to your preference. You have the option to clear out items older than ‘n’ days, select where you want to move the items or if you want to permanently delete them.

If you use the first method ‘Empty deleted items upon exit’, Outlook empties deleted items folder upon every exit. Suppose there are items in the deleted items folders that you didn’t intend to delete permanently, but they are deleted now since the option is enabled. Or you may have accidentally deleted some emails while reading or replying. What will you do in such situations?

In such cases, if these emails are important, you might be looking for recovery options. Remo Recover is one of the best tools to recover deleted emails in Outlook.

It can recover all attributes such as To, CC, Sub, attachments etc. It can also be used to recover draft emails, notes, journals, calendar items and other folders as well.

The software works on read-only mechanism and thus, no damage is caused to your original data. Your emails are recovered safely and can be previewed in Outlook Style browser.

The software is compatible with all versions of Windows OS including the latest Windows 10. All Outlook versions including Outlook 2016 are supported.

How to recover deleted emails using Remo Repair software?

Recovering emails is easy using Remo Repair tool. To begin with, download and install Remo Repair Outlook (PST) on your system.

Step 1: Run the tool and select your PST file on the main screen. You can also let the tool find it for you automatically.

Step2: Select a scanning option (Select Normal scan to recover deleted emails. If emails are not found with this, you can choose Smart Scan)

Step 3: Click on Browse to choose a destination folder to save the file

Step 4: Once the process is complete, all Outlook items will be stored in the destination folder