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How to timed delete emails from Outlook folder?

Let’s say you receive many emails in Outlook every day, and you want to remove these emails on schedule to keep your Outlook work fast and steadily. But how? Here, in this article I will introduce an easy way to automatically timed delete emails from Outlook folders.

Timed delete emails from Outlook folder

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This article will guide your to configure the AutoArchive settings to timed delete emails from specified Outlook folder.

1. In the Mail view, right click the specified Outlook folder that you will timed delete emails from, and select Properties from the context menu. See screenshot:

2. In the Properties dialog box, please do as follows:
(1) Go to the AutoArchive tab;

(2) Check the Archive this folder using these settings option;

(3) Specify the schedule you will timed delete emails by, such as every 2 weeks, etc.

(4) Delete and backup the emails with one of below options:
A. If you want to delete the emails from the Outlook folder but keep a backup in hard disc, please check the Move old items to default archive folder option or Move old item to (your specified folder) option;
B. If you want to delete the emails from the Outlook folder without backup, please check the Permanently delete old items option.

3. Click the OK button to save the AutoArchive settings.

From now on, emails will be automatically timed deleted by the specified schedule.


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    kaythegardener · 8 months ago
    I don't get a properties tab when right clicking on inbox to make these adjustments
    • To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.
      kellytte · 4 months ago
      Hi kaythegardener,
      Outlook displays differences based on Outlook versions, email account types, etc.