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How I delete massive amounts of email from Outlook

How I delete massive amounts of email from Outlook

Our production servers went into a spam-frenzy yesterday and I now have literally hundreds of thousands of emails strewn throughout my Outlook folders. I gave up even displaying one of the folders after three hours of 100% CPU. Is there a simple way to delete boatloads of emails without spending days wading through the mess? I don't want to delete the folders themselves because I have a stack of rules attached to them.

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Guest [Entry]

You can create an Outlook rule to delete any incoming email which satisfies your condition. And you can also apply the rule on your existing folders and delete any email which you have already received.
Guest [Entry]

"If your outlook inbox is hosted on Outlook 365, you can set up a sweep rule and let the server clean up the mess in the background while your outlook is closed. I cleaned up an email mess of 100,000 emails by deleting emails from a particular sender older than 10 days old in about 3 hours

How to set up a sweep rule on outlook 365"