Here's our Microsoft Office Tip for.. September 17, 2001
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Delete Old Items Automatically
In our last few Outlook tips, you've learned how to store old messages by archiving them automatically. But what if you just want to get rid of them? If you know you'll never need your old messages, there's no point in them hogging space somewhere else on your hard drive. Just have Outlook delete them automatically.

Right-click the folder that contains the old items, then select Properties. Click the AutoArchive tab, check the box next to Clean Out Items Older Than, and enter a number in months--this is how often archiving will run. Click Permanently Delete Old Items. Click Apply, then click OK.