Frequently Asked Question

Microsoft Outlook: How to Delete the Oldest Messages
Last Updated 5 years ago

Sort Your Emails by Date

Sort your emails by date to quickly identify the oldest emails and delete them.
  1. Click the RECEIVED column to sort your email messages by date. (Note: Clicking the column multiple times will change the sort order from decreasing dates to increasing dates and back again.)
  2. Delete any messages you don’t need, starting with the oldest first. Try to delete any messages older than 2 years.
  3. Repeat this step for EACH folder in your mailbox.
  4. Don’t forget to empty the “Deleted Items” folder when you are done.

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