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Automatically mark deleted email as read

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  • Hi,

    It's not possible via Outlook build-in options. You may try the following VBA code to achieve the goal:

    Dim WithEvents g_OlkFolder As Outlook.Items
    Private Sub Application_Quit()
    Set g_OlkFolder = Nothing
    End Sub
    Private Sub Application_Startup()
    Set g_OlkFolder = Session.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderDeletedItems).Items
    End Sub
    Private Sub g_OlkFolder_ItemAdd(ByVal Item As Object)
    Item.UnRead = False
    Item.Save
    End Sub

    To do this, please follow these steps:

    1. Enable Developer tab in Outlook ribbon.

    2. Click Developer tab > Visual Basic.

    3. Expand the Project 1 and double click the ThisOutlookSession.

    4. Copy and past above code in the blank window.

    5. Click Save button and restart Outlook.

    6. Try to delete an unread item to see the result.

    (Note: this macro only work for unread items in the Deleted Items for the default email account)

    Hope this helps.

    Regards,

    Steve Fan


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    Wednesday, May 3, 2017 9:02 AM
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  • Hi,

    Have you got an opportunity to try the VBA method I provided before? If you would like further assistance on this issue, please don't hesitate to post back.

    Regards,

    Steve Fan


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    Monday, June 5, 2017 9:55 AM
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  • Works perfectly, thanks...
    Monday, February 26, 2018 8:01 AM
  • This is no longer working in Outlook Office 365 - any way to restore functionality?
    Wednesday, April 4, 2018 9:04 PM
  • This functionality is now built into Office 365.

    File>Options>Mail>Other

    Last check box is "Mark messages as read when deleted"

    Monday, June 4, 2018 4:29 PM
  • "This functionality is now built into Office 365.

    File>Options>Mail>Other

    Last check box is "Mark messages as read when deleted"

    What version is this? I don't see it.

    Wednesday, August 1, 2018 12:16 PM