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Read the article that everyone's commenting on.
One little problem with this whole concept, though, is that the email is never truly gone. That message had to go through MANY computers before it got to yours, and each place it passed through MIGHT contain a copy somewhere. The sender's computer, the ISP servers, etc etc....Am I right on this one Leo?
Mark is correct.
I don't have this version of Outlook, but use an older one at work. What I would do with that version is create a personal folder where I would drag and drop all emails meant for shredding. Then, with Outlook closed, shred that personal folder. Then with Outlook opened a folder for shredding could be created.
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Mark: yes, you are quite correct. This article focusses on removing all traces
from your machine, but there are a series of mail servers, not to mention the
original sender's computer, on which the email may still reside. Those are out
of your control.
John: I assume you mean personal store (PST) not personal folder. Moving to
another folder just moves it around within the same PST. In either case the
process of "dragging and dropping" an email is actually a copy followed by a
delete. That means that the email is still in your original email folder or PST
in some kind of deleted state, even after you move it to another. Shredding the
second PST doesn't remove the traces or the email that remain in the original
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it's good suggestion for the Outlook.
I thing yr good teacher me.
So send me yr every post links.
I have the same question regarding vista mail: is it possible to shred emails in the Vista Mail "deleted items" folder by, for example, adding this folder to ccleaner items to clean.
I am not even close to the security issue. When I delete email in new Outlook 2oo7 all what occurs is that Outlook draws a line on top of the deleted email, but the email is still there, right in front of me, with the remaining emails. It not not sent to the recycled mail bin! I presume this is a setting option. How do I change it?
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