Setting up autodeletion in Entourage


How to get Entourage to remove messages you delete automatically after a certain number of days.

In Entourage, select – Tools -> Schedules

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Schedules window

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Press the "New" button to create a new scheduled event

Edit Schedule

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1. Name: A name for the schedule – something descriptive about what the schedule does, such as "Remove Deleted Messages"

2. Under When, select Recurring.

3. Under Action, select "Delete Mail" from "Deleted Items" older than x days. I suggest allowing yourself some time to ensure you really meant to delete the message. If you don’t see the Deleted Items folder in that list, click Choose Folder and a list will pop up. Be careful, as you can run this script on any folder – make sure you choose the Trash/Deleted items folder.

4. Enabled check box – Make sure it’s enabled, or it won’t work.

5. Don’t press OK yet – click the "Click here for recurrence options" box and see the next step.

Recurring Schedule setup

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The information here is shown to set the rule to run every day. There are a host of options, but this is the simplest way to do it so you don’t have to remember to do it.

Click OK a couple of times, close the Schedules window, and you are done.

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