Outlook.com - Prevent the recovery of deleted messages

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Outlook.com - Prevent the recovery of deleted messages



When you delete messages under Outlook.com, they are sent to the "Delete Folder". You may think that upon clearing the Delete Folder, its content will be cleared too. But this is not the case. Outlook provides a link allowing you to restore deleted messages.


To disable the recovery of deleted messages:
  • Sign-in to your Outlook.com account.
  • Click on Settings > Options.
  • Go to "Customizing Outlook.com" > "Advanced privacy settings".
  • For the "Deleted messages" option, select "Don't let me recover deleted messages--once they leave the Deleted folder, don't give me a link to get them back".

Click on the "Save" button to validate.
Jean-François Pillou

Jean-François Pillou - Founder of CCM
Better known as Jeff, Jean-François Pillou is the founder of CommentCaMarche.net. He is also CEO of CCM Benchmark and digital director at the Figaro Group.

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