Empty the Junk E-mail Folder

Before you empty the folder, you might want to review messages, to ensure that no messages you want to keep were mistakenly labeled as junk.

To empty the Junk E-mail folder, do the following:

  1. In Mail, in the Navigation Pane (Navigation Pane: The column on the left side of the Outlook window that includes panes such as Shortcuts or Mail and the shortcuts or folders within each pane. Click a folder to show the items in the folder.), click the Junk E-mail folder.
  2. On the Folder tab, in the Clean Up group, click Empty Folder.

Empty Folder command on the ribbon

To permanently delete individual messages from the Junk E-mail folder without emptying it, select the message, and then press SHIFT+DELETE.

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Applies to:
Outlook 2010