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Auto removal of Deleted items with multiple personal folders [message #248957] Sat, 01 December 2007 17:09 Go to next message
Anthony Chater  is currently offline Anthony Chater
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Apart from the standard Personal folders (pst file) I have defined
several other personal folders in Outlook 2003 to accommodate mail from
different mail accounts. Each personal folder has its own Deleted Items
folder.
I have set up Outlook to "Empty the Deleted Items folder when exiting"
via Options menu.

The problem is this: mail from the main "Personal Folders" personal
folder is deleted as a result of this setting. But mail in the "Deleted
Items" folder of the "XXX_Personal_Folder" or the "YYY_Personal_Folder"
is not. It just accumulates there and has to be deleted manually.

does anyone have a solution to this problem please ?

P.
Re: Auto removal of Deleted items with multiple personal folders [message #248987] Sat, 01 December 2007 20:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
What  is currently offline What
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As you have discovered, only the default deleted items folder will be emptied upon closing. You will need to empty the others manually or you could write a little VBA to do this for you.

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Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]

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After furious head scratching, Paul Cartier asked:

| Apart from the standard Personal folders (pst file) I have defined
| several other personal folders in Outlook 2003 to accommodate mail
| from different mail accounts. Each personal folder has its own
| Deleted Items folder.
| I have set up Outlook to "Empty the Deleted Items folder when exiting"
| via Options menu.
|
| The problem is this: mail from the main "Personal Folders" personal
| folder is deleted as a result of this setting. But mail in the
| "Deleted Items" folder of the "XXX_Personal_Folder" or the
| "YYY_Personal_Folder" is not. It just accumulates there and has to be
| deleted manually.
|
| does anyone have a solution to this problem please ?
|
| P.



Re: Auto removal of Deleted items with multiple personal folders [message #249072] Sun, 02 December 2007 06:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anthony Chater  is currently offline Anthony Chater
Messages: 18
Registered: October 2007
Junior Member
OK .. thanks ...
so it cannot be done by a standard Outlook setting.
I know zilch about VBA ...
2 questions:
1. Would you have a bit of stub VBA code to do this for the XXX_Personal
_FOlder ?
2. how do I plug a custom VBA script into Outlook so that it is
triggered at exit time ?

P.


Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook] wrote:
> As you have discovered, only the default deleted items folder will be emptied upon closing. You will need to empty the others manually or you could write a little VBA to do this for you.
>
> --
> Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]
>
> Post all replies to the group to keep the discussion intact. All
> unsolicited mail sent to my personal account will be deleted without
> reading.
>
> After furious head scratching, Paul Cartier asked:
>
> | Apart from the standard Personal folders (pst file) I have defined
> | several other personal folders in Outlook 2003 to accommodate mail
> | from different mail accounts. Each personal folder has its own
> | Deleted Items folder.
> | I have set up Outlook to "Empty the Deleted Items folder when exiting"
> | via Options menu.
> |
> | The problem is this: mail from the main "Personal Folders" personal
> | folder is deleted as a result of this setting. But mail in the
> | "Deleted Items" folder of the "XXX_Personal_Folder" or the
> | "YYY_Personal_Folder" is not. It just accumulates there and has to be
> | deleted manually.
> |
> | does anyone have a solution to this problem please ?
> |
> | P.
Re: Auto removal of Deleted items with multiple personal folders [message #453602] Sat, 20 December 2008 11:18 Go to previous message
jmulla  is currently offline jmulla
Messages: 1
Registered: December 2008
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I need the same function cause I have 2 POP accounts on the same Outlook profile. Did you ever find a solution? Or did you ever get some generic VBA code to do it? I am also pretty ignorant about VBA.
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