How to Permanently Delete Outlook Email Messages Quickly and Easily

This tip is provided by Practice Management Advisor Nerino Petro from the Wisconsin Bar.

If you want to PERMANENTLY delete Outlook email messages quickly and easily, Microsoft has provided a very simple way of doing so on a message by message or folder by folder basis:

Hold down the Shift key and press the Delete key.

That's it; nothing fancy or complex. When you delete a message this way, it bypasses the Deleted Items folder and is gone for good. If you do this with an Outlook Folder, it permanently deletes the entire folder.