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  • How do I ensure that all emails are deleted permanently and not stored for later use.

    I don't need to reclaim emails I have already eleted and don't want them accessed possibly by other parties

    Thursday, May 12, 2016 11:31 PM

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  • Hi David,

    Based on my understanding, you are trying to delete emails permanently, right?

    Usually, when we delete some emails, it will be delivered to Deleted folder. It is recoverable.

    Right-click the Deleted folder and empty folder, it will delete these emails permanently.

    It  will be unrecoverable.

    For example,

    Best regards


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    Friday, May 13, 2016 8:52 AM
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  • Hello David.

    This question should be asked in the Outlook.com Microsoft Community Forum, which is more appropriate for this topic.
    As far as I know, the only way for you to be sure that your e-mail messages are deleted is to periodically check the Deleted folder and completely empty it.
    Also remember the deleted message could be recovered by executing a built in procedure (read here to know more about that) that is available in the Hotmail mailbox: try executing that operation on a regular basis, in order to verify that there are no messages recovered.

    Bye.


    Luigi Bruno
    MCP, MCTS, MOS, MTA

    Friday, May 13, 2016 8:49 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi David,

    Based on my understanding, you are trying to delete emails permanently, right?

    Usually, when we delete some emails, it will be delivered to Deleted folder. It is recoverable.

    Right-click the Deleted folder and empty folder, it will delete these emails permanently.

    It  will be unrecoverable.

    For example,

    Best regards


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Friday, May 13, 2016 8:52 AM
    Moderator