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Windows 7: Outlook 2010: Protect folders or email from deleting

15 Jun 2011   #1

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Outlook 2010: Protect folders or email from deleting

Hi,

I am wondering if we can protect a given folder (sent, inbox,..customized folder) in outlook 2010 to avoid an accidental deleting?

I looked in the outlook settings but nothing figures in there!

And idea?

Thanks


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15 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sevener View Post
Hi,

I am wondering if we can protect a given folder (sent, inbox,..customized folder) in outlook 2010 to avoid an accidental deleting?

I looked in the outlook settings but nothing figures in there!

And idea?

Thanks
It is hard to " accidentally " delete an e-mail. It takes at least 2 clicks to delete an e-mail.
Even then, you can still retrieve it in Deleted Items folder.

That should be more than enough to safe-guard accidental delete.

Anyway, I don't believe there is such as option that you are asking for. But then, I could be wrong.
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15 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Outlook has always been designed to make "accidental" deletions difficult. You can't write protect an offline file, or else Outlook will throw up errors.

Is this an Exchange account, or something like personal e-mail, like a POP3 account?
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15 Jun 2011   #4

Windows XP Pro x86, Windows Vista Home Premium x86, Windows 7 Pro x64, Win2k3, Win2k8, Ubuntu
 
 

If it is an Exchange account, then you can also have the "Recover Deleted Items" options to recover emails that have even been cleared from the Deleted Items and even items deleted with a Shift+Del that skip the Deleted Items folder.
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15 Jun 2011   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Thank you for your answers.
It is pop account.
By "accidently" I mean that, when we empty the folder for example, in this case all message will be deleted.
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15 Jun 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

That's the point of the Recycle Bin, though. You have to manually clean it out. I have had to get tough on some of my users, but I found a few of them were actually using the Recycle Bin as storage...for things they were deciding on deleting. That's the wrong way to approach it.
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15 Jun 2011   #7

Windows XP Pro x86, Windows Vista Home Premium x86, Windows 7 Pro x64, Win2k3, Win2k8, Ubuntu
 
 

I agree, the Deleted Items folder should not be used as storage. I would suggest making a "pending" folder or something of the sorts that you move things into temporarily until you are sure whether or not you want to delete them so that there is no accidentally emptying the Deleted Items and losing the emails contained in there.
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