Join Gini von Courter for an in-depth discussion in this video Deleting old messages, part of Outlook 2013: Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts.
…Part of keeping your mailbox up-to-date is deleting items that you…don't need any longer.…Now, if you're working, and you read an item,…you say, okay, my work is never done.…I've talked with my team.…That looks good.…I can just delete it.…I can click the Delete button right here, or with the item selected,…I can hit Delete on my keyboard.…And this item will be moved over to the Deleted Items Folder on the left.…If I know that it's just something I don't even need to think about,…possibly getting back.…
Like this item, which I've already read.…I can hold the Shift key while I hit Delete.…And it will go immediately to gone.…In other words, this won't live in my Deleted Items Folder.…It's going to be permanently deleted.…So, I'm going to take this email from Microsoft, permanently delete it,…and if I look at Deleted Items, you'll notice nothing from Microsoft here.…So that's a strategy for just getting rid of the quick emails that…you get from vendors or from others that you've read,…you've done everything you need to and now you would like it to be out the door.…
AuthorGini von Courter
- Finding a contact in seconds flat
- Reusing text with Quick Parts
- Color-coding emails
- Making use of favorites
- Speed-reading email
- Dealing with junk mail
- Sharing your calendar via email
- Including screenshots
- Changing task start and due dates
- Cloning appointments
- Linking contacts
- Setting up an out-of-office message
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Top Ten Power Shortcuts
2. Organizing Your Inbox
3. Managing Incoming Messages
4. Creating Emails and Replying to Them
5. Creating Special-Use Emails
6. Staying on Task
7. Tips for Calendars, Meetings, and Appointments
8. Working with Contacts
9. Miscellaneous Tips and Tricks
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