Why do messages I have deleted in an IMAP have a strikethrough in the header?
This method applies to Outlook 2000, 2002/XP, 2003 and 2007.
When you mark an item on an IMAP e-mail server for deletion, it is displayed in strikethrough text in the header list. To permanently delete the items marked for deletion, do the following:
Purge IMAP items marked for deletion
- Open Outlook.
- Click on Edit from the menu.
- Click on Purge Deleted Messages.
- Click on Yes. Now all the deleted messages are gone.
Note If you do not purge deleted items periodically, you might reach and exceed the allotted disk space on your e-mail account. If you exceed your allotted disk space, you will not receive any new messages and will not be able to send any messages.