Permanently Delete Emails

Need a quick way to permanently delete one or more messages from your mailbox? Deleted messages will normally occupy your ‘Deleted Items’ folder until it’s cleaned up. However, if you’re certain that a message is no longer needed or think that it might be dangerous, like a virus or malware, you can permanently delete an item with this quick trick.

 

Highlight the email(s) you want to delete

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Press the Shift and Delete key on your keyboard at the same time

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Outlook will warn you that the item(s) will be permanently deleted
 
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If you're sure, choose 'Yes' to and the email(s) will be permanently removed from your mailbox
 

 

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