Rule to Delete Messages After Sending

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Thomas M.

Outlook 2007

I work in IT, and I do a lot of research on the Internet covering a wide

range of topics. Periodically, I come across articles that I would like to

read, but that I don't want to read while on my employer's time, so I

forward the links home. I also tend to forward home things like pictures

received from other employees that are of a personal nature. Rather than

have these items taking up space in my Sent Items, I would like to create a

rule that takes any message sent to my home email address and moves it to

the Deleted Items.

I started with a blank rule and selected the "Check messages after sending"

option, and then set the rule criteria so that it would fire on any message

sent to my home email address. But when I got to the part of the Rule

Wizard where you specify actions, there is no option to have the messages

moved from Sent Items into Deleted Items. There is a "perform a custom

action" option, but I couldn't see a way to make that work for what I want

to accomplish.

How can I create a rule that will move items sent to my home email address

into the Deleted Items?

--Tom
 

Diane Poremsky

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
You can only move copies. You could disable automatic saving of all mail

then set up a rule to save all mail to the sent folder except if sent to

your address.

"Thomas M." <NoEmailReplies@Please.com> wrote in message

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> Outlook 2007

> I work in IT, and I do a lot of research on the Internet covering a wide
> range of topics. Periodically, I come across articles that I would like
> to read, but that I don't want to read while on my employer's time, so I
> forward the links home. I also tend to forward home things like pictures
> received from other employees that are of a personal nature. Rather than
> have these items taking up space in my Sent Items, I would like to create
> a rule that takes any message sent to my home email address and moves it
> to the Deleted Items.

> I started with a blank rule and selected the "Check messages after
> sending" option, and then set the rule criteria so that it would fire on
> any message sent to my home email address. But when I got to the part of
> the Rule Wizard where you specify actions, there is no option to have the
> messages moved from Sent Items into Deleted Items. There is a "perform a
> custom action" option, but I couldn't see a way to make that work for what
> I want to accomplish.

> How can I create a rule that will move items sent to my home email address
> into the Deleted Items?

> --Tom
>
 
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Thomas M.

Thanks for the reply.

Too bad. It seems like that would be a nice little feature.

--Tom

"Diane Poremsky [MVP]" <outlookmvp@msn.com> wrote in message

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> You can only move copies. You could disable automatic saving of all mail
> then set up a rule to save all mail to the sent folder except if sent to
> your address.

>

>

> >

>

> "Thomas M." <NoEmailReplies@Please.com> wrote in message
> news:uJYjIaQSKHA.4020@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
> > Outlook 2007
>

>> I work in IT, and I do a lot of research on the Internet covering a wide
> > range of topics. Periodically, I come across articles that I would like
> > to read, but that I don't want to read while on my employer's time, so I
> > forward the links home. I also tend to forward home things like pictures
> > received from other employees that are of a personal nature. Rather than
> > have these items taking up space in my Sent Items, I would like to create
> > a rule that takes any message sent to my home email address and moves it
> > to the Deleted Items.
>

>> I started with a blank rule and selected the "Check messages after
> > sending" option, and then set the rule criteria so that it would fire on
> > any message sent to my home email address. But when I got to the part of
> > the Rule Wizard where you specify actions, there is no option to have the
> > messages moved from Sent Items into Deleted Items. There is a "perform a
> > custom action" option, but I couldn't see a way to make that work for
> > what I want to accomplish.
>

>> How can I create a rule that will move items sent to my home email
> > address into the Deleted Items?
>

>> --Tom
> >
 
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