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I'm using Outlook 2010 and Exchange 2007.

Does the Outlook 2010 (or any version) "Deleted Items" folder have any special traits beyond:

  • The "Empty Folder" option when you right-click it
  • Settings that control purge timing and so on


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If you're on an Exchange server, the administrators have some additional control over the retention period of items in the "Deleted Items" folder. That's all the additional functionality I know of, though.

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It also has a function for automatic deletion of the folder contents when exiting Outlook. The setting is configurable in the Options as described here: How to prevent automatic emptying of Deleted Items when exiting Outlook 2010?

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