Permantly deleting emails - Windows Office Outlook 2007

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Dave1948

I empty my Deleted Emails Folder. But I understand that "somewhere" in the

computer the emails still exist and can be retrieved. Is this true? And if

it is true, is there a way that I can permanently delete them so that they

can never be recovered?
 
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Dave1948 wrote:
> I empty my Deleted Emails Folder. But I understand that "somewhere" in the
> computer the emails still exist and can be retrieved. Is this true? And if
> it is true, is there a way that I can permanently delete them so that they
> can never be recovered?


Putting the hard drive in a microwave should do it. Other options are

strong magnets, sledge hammer, very large truck, etc.

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NAS

http://ask-leo.com/are_deleted_emails_really_deleted.html

As said in the above, while it is possible to sometimes retrieve deleted

emails, it usually requires someone who is VERY good with computers, or some

form of 3rd party software. But if you have email traffic that is so

sensitive to the point of wanting to delete them into oblivion, then M's

solutions might work (all of them at once, just to be sure).

"M" wrote:


> Dave1948 wrote:
> > I empty my Deleted Emails Folder. But I understand that "somewhere" in the
> > computer the emails still exist and can be retrieved. Is this true? And if
> > it is true, is there a way that I can permanently delete them so that they
> > can never be recovered?


> Putting the hard drive in a microwave should do it. Other options are
> strong magnets, sledge hammer, very large truck, etc.

> M
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Diane Poremsky

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Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
What type of account? Generally speaking, if you use a pst, they are not

easily recoverable without expensive 3rd party software as soon as you empty

the deleted items folder. Once you compact the pst they are gone.

It's different if you use an Exchange server mailbox.

See http://www.slipstick.com/emo/2009/up090423.htm#1



"Dave1948" <Dave1948> wrote in message

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> I empty my Deleted Emails Folder. But I understand that "somewhere" in
> the
> computer the emails still exist and can be retrieved. Is this true? And
> if
> it is true, is there a way that I can permanently delete them so that they
> can never be recovered?
 
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Ben M. Schorr, MVP

Sort of depends upon whom you're trying to hide them from.

"Permanently delete" means different things if you're trying to hide them

from a non-computer savvy spouse versus trying to hide them from the NSA.

As a general matter, if you empty the deleted items folder, don't keep a

bunch of old backups hanging around, regularly compact your PST file, and

regularly defrag your hard drive then you will deter most casual efforts to

recover your deleted items.

Keep in mind that your mail server may well have traces of your old e-mails,

as might any other devices (other computers, PDAs, mobile phones, etc) that

you check your mail on. Not to mention the sender/receiver of the message

may still have one or more copies on their end. If you have an Exchange

server you may have Recover Deleted Items enabled - and that means your

deleted items may be stored on the server for some period of time (typically

between 7 and 30 days). Not to mention server backups...

So...it's pretty hard to totally scrub any trace of an e-mail message from

the world. But if you just want to keep a snooping girlfriend from finding

them while you're in the shower, there are some reasonable steps you can

take.





"Dave1948" <Dave1948> wrote in message

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> I empty my Deleted Emails Folder. But I understand that "somewhere" in
> the
> computer the emails still exist and can be retrieved. Is this true? And
> if
> it is true, is there a way that I can permanently delete them so that they
> can never be recovered?
 
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wangdong

If you want to find these deleted item, you can try the data-recover

tool called Advanced Outlook Repair. It can help to undelete the

emails you delete by mistake. You can download a free demo version at

http://www.datanumen.com/aor/aor.exe .

And visiting http://www.datanumen.com/aor/ can get detailed

information about Advanced Outlook Repair.

To permanently delete them, you should find the pst file, then

completely destroy it.

Wangdong
 
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wangdong

If you want to find these deleted item, you can try the data-recover

tool called Advanced Outlook Repair. It can help to undelete the

emails you delete by mistake. You can download a free demo version at

http://www.datanumen.com/aor/aor.exe .

And visiting http://www.datanumen.com/aor/ can get detailed

information about Advanced Outlook Repair.

To permanently delete them, you should find the pst file, then

completely destroy it.

Wangdong
 
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