I have coded a routine to delete all contacts, and reload them from a specific file. <img src=/S/compute.gif border=0 alt=compute width=40 height=20>

The delete process is taking several minutes (there are almost 3000 contacts). As well as deleting them it makes a copy in the deleted folder (which I don't want or need).
Is there a better way than the following.

For Each Contact In MyOlApp.ActiveExplorer.CurrentFolder.Items
Next Contact

If I do the delete manually - (select all & press delete) the equivalent Outlook process is over in seconds.

Thanks in advance