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For pages no longer used or linked in our site is it better to delete them entirely from our server and return a 404 error or leave them as orphaned pages in case they have been indexed by the search engines? There are no alternative pages to do a 301 redirect.
Any external link bringing someone to that page will result in a custom error page which includes a one line explanation and a link back to home page of the site.