That's why it is a good idea to review the contents of the folder (maybe the anti-spam filters have caught a legit message) now and then, and empty it afterwards. Doing so is easy.
Review and Empty the Hotmail Junk Mail Folder Now and Then
To empty your Windows Live Hotmail Junk Mail folder after having reviewed the messages in it:
- Go to the Hotmail Junk folder.
- Click Empty in the toolbar.
- Confirm your choice with OK.
Now you can use the reclaimed Windows Live Hotmail space for more important mail.
(Updated July 2011)