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
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.
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?