How to configure Outlook to delete emails from server

Permanently delete emails from your email account from Outlook

Prerequisites: Outlook configured with at least one email account

Difficulty Level: Member • Nerd • Platypus

Estimated Time: 2 minutes

Tools Required: Your desktop/laptop with Outlook

Expected Outcome:  Emails will now be deleted from the email server if they are deleted in Outlook

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Steps to Perform 

  1. Open Outlook and go to File
  2. From the File menu click on Account Settings then Account settings again from the drop down menu
  3. In the Account settings window go to the E-mail tab
  4. From the E-mail tab select your email address from the list then click Change
  5. Click on More Settings...
  6. Tick Leave a copy of messages on the server, then tick Remove from server after and enter the number of days to until emails are permanently deleted