How To Disable Message Recovery on Outlook

December 2016

Upon deleting a message from your Outlook mailbox, these emails are automatically sent to the Trash folder, where they will remain until they are permanently deleted by the system or recovered by a user. If you would like to disable the ability to recover deleted messages, here's a quick tip on how to turn off the system feature.

Disable Deleted Message Recovery on Outlook

From your Outlook.com home screen, click Settings > More mail settings:


Next, go to Customizing Outlook > Advanced privacy settings > Don't let me recover deleted messages:


Apply your new settings by clicking Save.

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