IMAP Problems in Outlook 2013

Today I needed to clean up an email account. After setting up the IMAP account in Outlook 2013, I proceeded to start trying to delete email. I was rewarded with this error message:

the operation cannot be performed because the object has been deleted

After some Googling and reading many 'microsoft bashing' posts, I stumbled on a useful comment.

To resolve this issue, open the advanced settings for the account in Outlook

FILE > Accounts Settings > Change > More Settings > Advanced (Tab)

In the ROOT FOLDER PATH, specify the folder 'inbox' (no quotes).

This resolved the issue for me and I'm happily deleting emails faster than an Enron exec.