Hotmail, the popular webmail service offers a great many useful features for organizing and managing email. One such feature that lets you manage bulk email messages is the Schedule Cleanup feature. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to automatically delete older messages in Hotmail so that your Hotmail Inbox stays up-do-date and clean.
It is the usual practice to subscribe to newsletters, daily deals, or alerts or other notifications that keep flowing regularly into your Inbox. These are items you usually read at a leisure, and cleaning them up manually becomes a time consuming process. Over a period of time, your Inbox gets congested and you have to spend at least half a good day’s work to clean up the Inbox.
Hotmail makes moving such email messages pretty easy. You can set the Schedule Cleanup feature to delete mails that are older than a certain number of days such as 3 days, 10 days, 30 days, or 60 days.
How to Automatically Delete Older Messages in Hotmail
1. Login to Hotmail.
2. Select an email message that you want to automatically delete after a certain number of days.
3. From the Sweep menu, choose Schedule Cleanup.
4. In the Schedule Cleanup pop up box, select an option to delete the message.
You can delete all messages from the sender and only keep the latest message from the sender. OR
Delete messages older than 3 days, 10 days, 30 days, or 60 days. OR
Move all messages older than 3, 10, 30, or 60 days from the sender to a specific folder.
5. Click OK when done and your Inbox will immediately be cleaned off older email messages from the sender.
Schedule Cleanup is a pretty good feature because it not only lets you clean up existing email messages in the Inbox, but also keeps working on future email messages.
Isn’t this a cool way to organize your Hotmail Inbox. If you haven’t set up your Inbox to automatically delete older email messages, this is as good a time as any. It doesn’t take long to do!