If you have multiple RSS Feeds in Outlook, virtually it is advisable to delete those old and useless ones, such that you can keep your mailbox cleaner. This article will look at how to have Outlook delete old RSS Feeds automatically.
Through RSS Feeds, I have subscribed multiple newsletters. Thus my Outlook RSS Feeds folder has been filled with a plethora of items, which not only increase the size of Outlook file, but also mess up my mailbox. Therefore, I create a rule to let Outlook to delete the old items.
Create a “Delete Useless RSS Feeds” Rule
- At the very outset, launch Outlook program. Head to “File” menu and click “Manage Rules & Alerts” button.
- In the new window of “Rules and Alerts”, click “New Rule” button to start creating a rule.
- Then in the following dialog box of “Rules Wizard”, you should select “Apply rule on messages I receive”. And click “Next” button.
- Next in “Condition”, you need to select “received in a specific date span”. And then at the bottom box, click on “in a specific date span” link. In the popup dialog box, you should set a before date. After specifying, click “Next”.
- In “Actions”, you can locate and choose “permanently delete it”. An Outlook prompt will crop up. You can directly hit “Yes” to confirm this action. And click “Next” to the next step.
- In this step, you can set any exceptions as per your needs. If no needs, you can just click “next” and “yes” button.
- Later you have to specify a name to this rule, such as “Delete Useless RSS Feeds”. Then select “Turn on this rule” and click “Finish”.
- It will back to “Rules and Alerts” window. You should pitch on this new created rule and click “Run Rules Now” button.
- Afterwards, in the new dialog, you should select this rule and click “Browse” button to select the folder – “RSS Feeds”. And check “include subfolders”. For insurance, you are better off clicking on “All Messages” and choosing “Read Messages” from the dropdown list.
- Eventually click several “OK” to activate this rule.
As long as you complete all the above steps, every time when the RSS Feeds are over the specific date, they will be deleted automatically and permanently.
Keep an Eye Out for Emails from Unknown Contacts
Nowadays, viruses and spyware have been designed as innocuous emails. Once you click the link in the email or even just open the email, you Outlook will be at great risk of being attacked. Therefore, beware of those emails from unknown addresses. Furthermore, get a good habit of making regular backups and keeping a repair tool handy, such as DataNumen Outlook Repair. This tool is well versed in Outlook recovery.
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