Well, I finally found a way to clear out the five-day backlong my Outlook inbox. Follow these steps:
1) Have a lovely summer thunderstorm.
2) Don’t have a UPS backup for your computer.
3) Lose power for a moment.
4) Try, somehow, to make your restored computer think that the year is 2033, not 2003.
5) Open Outlook without noticing the quantum leap.
Magically, Outlook will have erased all your unread mail.
If it was something important, could you re-send it, please? Or better yet, does anyone know how I can get all those deleted items back?