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Disable the "empty deleted items folder" option in outlook 2010? RRS feed

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  • Hallo

    Is there a way as admin to disable the "empty deleted items folder" option in Outlook 2010, so that users cannot empty the deleted items folder?

    Thanks

    • Moved by Steve Fan Thursday, July 13, 2017 8:10 AM Move to dedicated Outlook forum
    Wednesday, July 12, 2017 5:04 AM

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  • Hi,

    By 'Empty Deleted Items Folder' option, do you mean the button available on Quick Access Toolbar?

    If this is the case, you can use the 1671 control ID with the Outlook Group Policy settings to achieve the goal.

    In addition, we may also consider to use the 18734 control ID to disable the 'Empty Folder' menu when right clicking the Deleted Items folder.

    See the following article for the detailed steps about how to use Control IDs to disable Office user interface items:

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc179143.aspx

    Hope this helps.

    Regards,

    Steve Fan


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    • Edited by Steve Fan Thursday, July 13, 2017 8:07 AM
    • Proposed as answer by Steve Fan Thursday, July 13, 2017 8:08 AM
    Thursday, July 13, 2017 8:04 AM
  • Hello Ulf,

    let's assume you have found a method to disable the "empty deleted items folder" option.

    But how can you prevent people to use hard delete (Shift+Delete)? A message that has been hard deleted just disappears and not moved to the Deleted items folder.

    BR


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