Rule: Automatically delete message from an individual after a certain number of days.

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JoeHart

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The title is pretty self explanatory. I would like to pic a person, subject or group I receive messages from regularly and perform an action on that individual after a certain number of days.

Actions:
1) Archive file
2) Delete
3) Post in Individual folder.
Thanks,
Joe
 

JoeHart

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Yes I am using Microsoft Outlook 2003 sorry I did not add that information. I know how to make it do all of the actions immediately, but not after a week or month.
 
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You could setup a folder ("Auto Delete"), place the e-mails in the folder, and have the "AutoArchive" delete the messages.

Right-click a folder -> Properties -> AutoArchive Tab -> Archive this folder using these settings -> Clean out items older than -> Permanently Delete old items.

You could use a Rule to move e-mails from certain people, subjects, or whatever to "Auto Delete" folder.

I am actually using Outlook 2007, but I believe the instructions above should be the same. Also, take note that have not tested the instructions above.
 

JoeHart

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Not exactly what I was looking for. I figured out how to do that, but I have some individuals that send large amounts of data, everyday. I usually do not have to look at the data too closely and sometimes not at all, but I don't want it to be automatically deleted. If I do need the information I want it there. I also don't want it achieved, because I won't know I received a new message from that person. Can I set it to delete only from John Doe (not everyone will have this rule) after 2 days?
 
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