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    Deleting Mail Permanently With 1 Stroke (2000 (probably others))

    Pardon me if this is already widely known, but I searched for the information unsuccessfully and discovered it accidentally. I find it very helpful.

    If I delete a mail item in any of the normal manners, it only moves to the Deleted Items folder. To delete it permanently, I must then go to the Deleted Items folder and delete it again. This is inconvenient, because I occasionally have to look in the Deleted Items folder for something I deleted wrongly <img src=/S/blush.gif border=0 alt=blush width=15 height=15>. To make such searches easier, I like to delete definite garbage, i.e. spam, without even contaminating the Deleted Items folder with it.

    The solution is Shift-Delete; i.e. the Delete key on the keyboard with the Shift key held down. This works with multiple selections too. In particular, SpamNet moves spam to a Spam folder, and I can select the entire folder with Shift-End, then dump the lot without contaminating the Deleted Items folder. (Incidentally, I recommend SpamNet, but that's a separate matter.)

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    Re: Deleting Mail Permanently With 1 Stroke (2000 (probably others))

    Ah, but the one stroke requires as many as two keys!
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    Re: Deleting Mail Permanently With 1 Stroke (2000 (probably others))

    Thanks for the tip! This will save me a lot of time.

    Does anyone know if it's possible to access this "permenent delete" command via a menu button?

    How about through VBA? I'm thinking about a macro to clear out my spam folder.

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    Re: Deleting Mail Permanently With 1 Stroke (2000 (probably others))

    Where <big><font face="Script MT Bold">X</font face=script></big> is the delete icon, shift-<big><font face="Script MT Bold">X</font face=script></big> does the same permanent deletion. And FYI, <post#=382558>post 382558</post#>.
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    Re: Deleting Mail Permanently With 1 Stroke (2000 (probably others))

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by JohnBF on 25-Aug-04 12:13. Oops, that doesn't work, back to the drawing board.)</P>In VBA I think you could use something like this (untested) to clear your spam folder:
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