Looking for client-side method (Outlook 2007/Exchange 2007) for users to delete

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Sue Morton

Good Morning,

We have Outlook 2007 clients on Exchange 2007. Client side registry has

dumpster turned on for all mailbox folders. Exchange is configured with 21

days dumpster retention.

This configuration is working well for us. But we also would like to give

specific users, the ability to quickly and easily purge the contents of all

their folder dumpsters, at their discretion.

These users do this now, but it is all manual. They use the 'Recover

Deleted Items' dialog and permanently delete the contents of the dumpster

from there, but this is only possible on one folder at a time (AFAIK). It's

tedious and time consuming as these users have many folders.

I already have VBA code running on client side for another purpose, that

iterates through all the mailbox folders. But I'm not very experienced with

Outlook VBA, and so far I've not been able to find information on accessing

the dumpsters from the code.

TIA for any help and information on solving this request.

Thanks and regards,

-
Sue Morton

P.S. I'm not concerned with public folder dumpsters, I wish to confine the

code to the user's mailbox dumpsters only. TIA for help with this.
 
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Ken Slovak - [MVP - Outlook]

The Outlook object model doesn't have what you need to do what you want.

A third party library, Redemption (www.dimastr.com/redemption) has an

RDOFolder2 object that can be used to get the DeletedItems collection of a

folder and then you can go through that collection deleting everything,

which will clear the dumpster for that folder.

Other than using Redemption you'd have to use Extended MAPI, which can only

be programmed using C++ or Delphi and has a very long learning curve.

"Sue Morton" <867-5309@domain.invalid> wrote in message

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> Good Morning,

> We have Outlook 2007 clients on Exchange 2007. Client side registry has
> dumpster turned on for all mailbox folders. Exchange is configured with
> 21 days dumpster retention.

> This configuration is working well for us. But we also would like to give
> specific users, the ability to quickly and easily purge the contents of
> all their folder dumpsters, at their discretion.

> These users do this now, but it is all manual. They use the 'Recover
> Deleted Items' dialog and permanently delete the contents of the dumpster
> from there, but this is only possible on one folder at a time (AFAIK).
> It's tedious and time consuming as these users have many folders.

> I already have VBA code running on client side for another purpose, that
> iterates through all the mailbox folders. But I'm not very experienced
> with Outlook VBA, and so far I've not been able to find information on
> accessing the dumpsters from the code.

> TIA for any help and information on solving this request.

> Thanks and regards,
> -> Sue Morton

> P.S. I'm not concerned with public folder dumpsters, I wish to confine
> the code to the user's mailbox dumpsters only. TIA for help with this.
 
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Sue Morton

Not the news I was hoping for... :-(

Thank you for your reply.

Sue Morton
<kenslovak@mvps.org> wrote in message

news:OhHrC5j2KHA.4716@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> The Outlook object model doesn't have what you need to do what you want.

> A third party library, Redemption (www.dimastr.com/redemption) has an
> RDOFolder2 object that can be used to get the DeletedItems collection of a
> folder and then you can go through that collection deleting everything,
> which will clear the dumpster for that folder.

> Other than using Redemption you'd have to use Extended MAPI, which can
> only be programmed using C++ or Delphi and has a very long learning curve.

> >

>

> "Sue Morton" <867-5309@domain.invalid> wrote in message
> news:uJdPwwY2KHA.3568@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> > Good Morning,
>

>> We have Outlook 2007 clients on Exchange 2007. Client side registry has
> > dumpster turned on for all mailbox folders. Exchange is configured with
> > 21 days dumpster retention.
>

>> This configuration is working well for us. But we also would like to
> > give specific users, the ability to quickly and easily purge the contents
> > of all their folder dumpsters, at their discretion.
>

>> These users do this now, but it is all manual. They use the 'Recover
> > Deleted Items' dialog and permanently delete the contents of the dumpster
> > from there, but this is only possible on one folder at a time (AFAIK).
> > It's tedious and time consuming as these users have many folders.
>

>> I already have VBA code running on client side for another purpose, that
> > iterates through all the mailbox folders. But I'm not very experienced
> > with Outlook VBA, and so far I've not been able to find information on
> > accessing the dumpsters from the code.
>

>> TIA for any help and information on solving this request.
>

>> Thanks and regards,
> > -> > Sue Morton
>

>> P.S. I'm not concerned with public folder dumpsters, I wish to confine
> > the code to the user's mailbox dumpsters only. TIA for help with this.

>
 
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