How to delete mail without first moving it to the trash?
July 14, 2006 11:58 AM   Subscribe

In Entourage 2004, with an exchange account, is there a way to immediately delete selected messages without first having to move them to the Deleted Items folder?

I'm supporting a user who recently imported about a gig worth of email from his Eudora mail folders into Entourage. Turns out the import "lost" the correct received time stamp and now all those messages are timestamped with the date they were imported. I'm trying to delete all (>90,000) the messages without having to first move them to the Deleted Items folder, which nearly doubles the time it takes to delete them.

Any ideas?
posted by pmbuko to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
 
In Entourage 2004, with an exchange account, is there a way to immediately delete selected messages without first having to move them to the Deleted Items folder?

I don't believe so. There's doesn't appear to be a way to do this with AppleScript, either.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 12:20 PM on July 14, 2006


I never found a way either.
posted by k8t at 12:35 PM on July 14, 2006


I don't own or know anything about Macs, but in just about every email app I've used the insta-delete hotkey is Shift+Del. Select the emails and try Shift+Del. If it doesn't work, well... forgive me :(
posted by sprocket87 at 12:41 PM on July 14, 2006


Shift+Del is a no go. Oh well. Move to deleted items and then empty deleted items it will have to be.
posted by pmbuko at 2:12 PM on July 14, 2006


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