select View | Arrange By | Current View | Hide Messages Marked for Deletion.
Purge Deleted Messages in Outlook 2003
To purge deleted messages in Outlook 2003:
Select Edit | Purge Deleted Messages from the menu.
Click Yes. (Keep in mind that this command removes deleted items only from the current folder)
If selecting from the menu bar seems a bit too much work for so often used a command, you can place a Purge button in your Outlook toolbar:
- from the menu Select Tools | Customize
- Go to the Commands tab.
- Choose Edit under Categories.
- Drag Purge Marked Items in All Accounts (or the equivalent commands limited to the current account or folder, or Purge Deleted Messages in Outlook 2003) from the Commands: column to the desired place in your toolbar.
- Click Close.