How to clear the trash folder in Outlook

This is tutorial provides instruction for clearing all the items in Outlook 2016 & Outlook 2013 trash folder.

Step 1: Click the Outlook File menu then navigate to Info section.


Step 2: In the Account Information screen, navigate to Mailbox Cleanup section and click the Cleanup Tools arrow pointing downwards.


Step 3: Select Empty Deleted Items Folder from the Cleanup Tools drop down list. 


Step 4: Click the Yes button to permanently delete all the items in the Trash folder.


When you have lots of items in your trash folder and want to clean up on a single click then you can use this feature.

In Category: Office 2013, Outlook 2013

Ravi Shankar

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