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You receive error messages when you delete many messages in Outlook 2003

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Symptoms
When you try to delete more than 4,000 messages at one time, you may receive one of the following error messages:
There is not enough memory available to perform the operation Some items could not be deleted.

They were either moved or already deleted, or access was denied.
Cause
This problem occurs because Microsoft Outlook can handle a bulk deletion of no more than 4,000 messages when it is working with a server message store.
Workaround
To work around this problem, delete fewer than 4,000 messages in a single operation.
Status
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
Additional query words:

OfficeErrorMessages 10073
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Article ID: 813593 - Last Review: 01/12/2015 21:21:02 - Revision: 3.0

Microsoft Office Outlook 2003

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