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Can I schedule all mail on Outlook.com to archive/delete after a set time?

Asked by Fred931 (9399 points ) December 30th, 2012

So I know Outlook.com has the Schedule Cleanup feature, but as far as I can figure out, it is only an option for individual senders or categories. I want to know if there is a way to automatically archive or delete everything in my inbox that is a certain # of days old.

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downtide's avatar

I use outlook.com and having just gone through ALL the settings and options, it appears that this isn’t possible. You can only do it individually for each sender.

blueiiznh's avatar

To set up automatic cleanup for a particular sender’s mail or an entire category in Outlook.com or Windows Live Hotmail (and have the cleaning rule applied to existing emails immediately):
•Open a message from the sender or newsletter you’d like cleaned up automatically.
•Click Sweep in the Outlook.com toolbar.
•Select Schedule cleanup from the menu that comes up.
•Now select: •Only keep the latest message from this sender to have Windows Live Hotmail automatically delete all old emails when the latest issue arrives.
•Delete all messages older than __ days to have all emails from the sender kept for up to 60 days.
•Move all messages older than __ days to <select> and pick a folder for filing under <select> to make Windows Live Hotmail archive old issues automatically.

•Optionally, check Do this for everything in the ___ category to apply your rule to all emails classified as Newsletters, for example, by Windows Live Hotmail.
•Click OK.

To change a cleanup filter, follow the steps again.

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