Deleting/ Deleted Items

Microsoft Outlook 2007
March 17, 2010 at 09:26:25
Specs: Windows Vista

i have just started using Outlook 2007. I have configured to an IMAP account. When I delete emails they appear with a line through them. I understand to remove them I have to manually purge. Is there a way I can delete items and for these to then move to the deleted items folder? and from there delete permanently? I don't want to keep the stricken through emails in my inbox as it clutters it up alot.

many thanks

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March 17, 2010 at 15:19:04
Did you look in Outlook Help?

"Automatically purge the deleted items

You can configure Microsoft Office Outlook so that when you switch between folders, any items you have marked for deletion are purged from the IMAP mail server.

Click a folder in your IMAP e-mail account.
On the Edit menu, point to Purge Deleted Messages.
Click Purge Options.
The Internet E-mail Settings dialog box opens.

On the General tab, under Purge Options, select the Purge items when switching folders while online check box."


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March 18, 2010 at 03:32:21
i have tried that but it then removes all the deleted items forever, i would just like to select delete and for the mail to moved to the deleted items folder, as it would do with an account which wasn't configured to IMAP (however, i need this for work)

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March 18, 2010 at 16:01:15
IMAP doesn't work that way. As stated: "any items you have marked for deletion are purged from the IMAP mail server.". That's inherent to IMAP. It does not function like a POP account.


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March 19, 2010 at 03:11:28
thanks for clearing it up

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