[LINK] Microsoft's Really Hidden Files
Wed, 21 Nov 2001 12:16:35 +1100
On Wed, 21 Nov 2001 11:01:46 +1100, you wrote:
>If MS Outlook really kept all my emails plus attachments instead of trashing
>them, as this site claims, my harddisk would be full, wouldn't it - I mean,
>where on my PC is this stuff being stored?
It appears that what he has "discovered" is that all traces of an email may not be physically removed from the Deleted Items folder until the folder is compacted. He does suggest that you.....
>> a) Get in the habit of compacting your folders all the time.
which is probably something worth doing if you are worried about someone prying into your email. This is certainly less destructive than his initial reccomendation to DELTREE /Y MAIL, which, as he points out, "will erase all your e-mail correspondence".