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Part 4. Using Advanced Mail Features > Setting Deleted Items, Archived Folders,...

Setting Deleted Items, Archived Folders, and Other E-mail Options

Open the Tools menu and choose Options.

The Options dialog box opens. Click the Other tab.

If you don't want to empty your Deleted Items folder manually, check the Empty the Deleted Items Folder upon Exiting check box.

To make Outlook your default mail program (rather than any other mail programs installed on your computer), check the Make Outlook the Default Program… check box.


You can view and change still more settings using the Other tab in the Options dialog box. This tab enables you to set a hodge-podge of options, including whether items you delete remain in your Deleted Items folder until you manually empty it, which program is your default mail program, and when messages are archived.


Disabling the Person Name SmartTag

When you type a name in an e-mail message's To field, Outlook checks your contact list and displays any matching names. You can press Enter to select the name rather than type it completely. If you do not want to use this feature, you can turn it off by unchecking the Enable the Person Names Smart Tag check box in the Other tab of the Options dialog box.

To view or change the settings for automatic archiving, click the AutoArchive button to open the AutoArchive dialog box.

Select how often the archive is made, whether you are prompted to run the archive, and what happens during the archive.

Click OK to close the AutoArchive dialog box.

Click OK to close the Options dialog box.



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