How can a person permanently delete items in this folder. Since the new e-mail system was,. launched, I have been deleting e-mails, including items that I classify as "Spam" and junk mail. I now have deleted e-mails for 2 years (2016), and there is no way to limit the period of time these deleted Items can be maintained.. When I delete an item, I would like to have a choice of 7 or 30 days to hold in the Recover Items folder.