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Quickly Clean Your Inbox in Outlook 2003/2007

If you get hundreds of emails every day your inbox can fill up quickly. Outlook 2003 has an easy way to clean up your inbox quickly without having to go through each email individually to decide what needs to be kept.


To get to this window, click on Tools \ Mailbox Cleanup.

In this window you have several options to choose from. The easiest option is to select AutoArchive, which will move older items into the Archive Folder. You could also choose to empty the deleted items.

One of the more useful features however, is to quickly find all large emails using the “Find items larger than” button. Deleting all the largest emails would very quickly bring your inbox size down to a reasonable level.

Brian Burgess worked in IT for 10 years before pursuing his passion for writing. He's been a tech blogger and journalist for the past seven years, and can be found on his about me page or Google+

  • Published 04/23/07

Comments (6)

  1. бул?тат

    Very useful information. I will post it on my blog if you do not mind…

  2. The Geek

    I don’t allow people to republish articles from my site.

    There’s a copyright notice at the bottom of the page in case you missed it.

  3. Ronin Vladiamhe

    Is there an easier way to clean the the Inbox in Outlook 2000-2002?

  4. koen

    @ бул�?тат
    maybe you can put a link to this page on your blog…

    @ the geek
    is there a policy in Windows server 2003 to autoarchive email of users? like a weekly thing or when mailbox size reaches xx MB?

  5. Deathly SouL

    thank fo the help Geek.. it realy help me to clean my mailbox… and if u have other way tu clean mailbox can u tell me?? thank fo the help.

  6. Think About It

    Your information is available from Microsoft so your CANNOT have a copyright on their material. Nice try.

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