At my job, we have a lot of automated e-mail messages that fly around, specifically related to automated software builds. I prefer not to read every single one, and these messages are only useful for about 24 hours, so I have set up Exchange to automatically purge these items. Additionally, due to my company's sparse storage provisions, I also used the same feature to automatically delete anything old than 60 days in my trash folder. Here's how:
- Open Outlook.
- Right-Click the folder you want to have purge and select "properties"
- Choose the AutoArchive tab.
- Click "Archive... Default settings" and click the "Default Archive Settings..." button.
- Choose how often you would like this filter to run. I like every 1 days.
- Don't worry about that "default" setting, all folders have a default override "Do not archive items in this folder" instead of "Archive using the defaults".
- Click OK
- Now change "Archive items using the default" to "Archive using these settings" and set up how old a message must be before it's deleted.