OUTLOOK allows users to format messages . while sending messages, you can set expiration date for it. When expiration date set for message, message will be visible with a strikethrough. The strikethrough indicates that message is outdated and can still be opened when selected. Expiration of the email can only be deleted manually .
Expiration means not valid after sometime and no longer usable.
Outlook lets user to add an expiration date and time to email you send / receive. after passing the expiration date email will be displayed in different formatting with a strikethrough, and you can acess mails Outlook’s built-in tools to manage expired email .
To add expiration date to email which you are sending, you need to open Properties window for the email.
Login to outlook account compose a message.
First click on the Options. Next, select the More Options Group click on the Message Options. Propeties window will be displayed. Now, choose the Delivery Options Group, checkmark Expires after and set Date and Time when you wish for the email to get expired. Refer to below image:
Outlook formatting rules for expired emails. To set click on Conditional Formatting dialog. This dialog box is displayed from View tab, then select the option View Settings. Next, choose Conditional Formatting option. Email that has expired has grey font and text has a strikethrough.
The formatting rule will also be applied to receiptents’s Outlook as well other web apps, like the GMail. click OK twice to close dialog boxes.
We hope this post helps you to understand to set expiration date and time for the messages in Outlook.
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