Ability to turn off all mail recovery options in Exchange for Outlook and OWA
Request an option for Admins to be able to turn off all mail recovery options for all users to a tenant. This includes:
All Recover Deleted Items Features in the Outlook client:
1. Disable/Hide/Prevent: the "Recover Deleted Items from Folder" button in Outlook client when the deleted items folder is selected.
2. Disable/Hide/Prevent: the "Recover Items recently removed from this folder" button link in each folder displayed in Outlook client
3. Disable/Hide/Prevent: "Restore Selected Items" Feature from Recover Deleted Items Folder
4. Disable/Hide/Prevent: Any access to view the "Recover Deleted Items Folder"
All Recover Deleted Items Features in the Outlook Web App (OWA):
1. Disable/Hide/Prevent: "Recover deleted items.." button when right clicking deleted items folder in OWA.
Please make it possible for a user to permanently remove deleted items. Without this ability, the user cannot exercise control over his or her information. This is fundamentally wrong. The user should control what is recoverable.
This option adds more distrust towards Microsoft (as if that is actually needed). If you can NOT be sure something is deleted, what other information is kept?
I, as a user, want to delete information and Microsoft adds another unwanted level where they want to retain the information for an unknown, and in my opinion malicious, reason. When do you learn that it is MY data and not ever yours.
Adam Rudolph commented
"Recover items recently removed from this folder". < banner on Deleted Items
Please make this an option to disable/hide. I do not need to see this 100% of the time and dislike it taking up real estate. There's a button on the ribbon for that already!
Agreed. @MS: quit filling up screen space with YOUR features that users don't want and leave maximum space for USERS' selected feature and, most importantly, content!
Private Information commented
Why is it so difficult to keep customers in mind instead of creating another feature that is detested by a number of PAYING customers.
If I decide to delete items they are deleted for a reason. It is not YOUR decision whether you should keep another backup.
Ultimately this is yet another reason Microsoft should NEVER be trusted again.
I hope you'll make it possible to do this.
And then tell us how to do it.
David Cruz commented
Please remove this feature and make it accessible when needed if it must be a part of Office. It's annoying to the extreme and I can't dig it being there with no option to hide it or disable it until it's needed. Lastly and most importantly, I like to have control over what gets deleted and un-deleted from my inbox. Is this computer mine or does it belong to Microsoft? Reminds me of my Samsung Galaxy when they update add remove whatever they want with no user control or input. I pay for the service, but I don't really own the device.
The '"Recover Items recently removed from this folder" hyperlink shown above the deleted items is annoying because it needlessly takes up space. I usually don't need to access it, and there's an alternative way to access it if it ever is needed.
Steve Arsic commented
Found that if you turn off automatic Office 2016 updates, then revert back to the original Office 2016, without any updates, this 'extra' Recover deleted items bar goes away.
Asked MS support to let me know when it is gone for good, so that auto updates can be resumed.
Agreed... there's a useless statement/button in the deleted items folder view, which takes up too much space. It's already a feature button within the ribbon, so why have it there as well?!
I agree with everyone else here. I can't think of a time when I have ever wanted to recover a deleted message and I do not like knowing that my deleted messages can be recovered either through Outlook on the web OR Outlook in Office 365.
Please give us the option to turn this feature off. I am tired of having to constantly purge the deleted items folder.
I agree, this feature is so annoying, if I delete something I want to know that it is GONE ! I don't want it re-appearing in the future - if you are going to force these 'features' on users you could at the very least offer a solution to turn it off or disable it !
Seconded! Is there really no way to disable this? I permanently deleted these emails for a reason -- I appreciate some people might want the ability to recover these emails, but why force this feature on everyone?
Steve Arsic commented
Please get rid of the extra recover deleted items display bar as it uses up the space of 2 emails & is redundant.
Announcing build 16.0.7167.2040 for Office 2016
Outlook: Feature updates
This channel release contains the following feature updates:
•Recover deleted items link: In the Deleted Items folder, a "Recover items recently removed from this folder" link appears above the list of deleted items, and brings up the Recover Deleted Items dialog box when the link is selected.