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How to retrieve deleted emails

However smart you are you can accidentally delete mails in your computer or your phone. In some cases your account can be hacked and the malicious person may intentionally delete your mails. In such a situation everything may come to a stand still since the mails deleted may contain important information. It could also be attachments that you are to send to college or a confirmation password. Either way all content deleted are equally important or you are wondering how to get them back to your inbox.

When you delete your files or deleted by a third person you can still recover them. Below is an insight of five ways to recover the deleted mails.

Method 1. Check the deleted folder or your recycle bin

This method will work for you if you have not emptied the trash. The files deleted are stored for a bout a moth just in case you want to recover the mails.

Step1. Log in to the email account that you have deleted the data. You need to be Connected to the Internet to perform this task

How to retrieve deleted emails

Step2. At the email window, click on Thrash icon. It often appears on the left side of the Email window.

How to retrieve deleted emails

Step 3. The mails will the n be displayed. Mark all the mails that you want to Recover

How to retrieve deleted emails

Step 4.. Click on Move at the top of the window and select the location that you want to get them back. For instance if you select inbox they will be recovered to Inbox folder.

How to retrieve deleted emails

Method 2. Check the mail database

To retrieve the deleted emails that are not compacted you can use mail database such as Outlook Express, vista window. To compact emails is to make them smaller for easy access. Below are steps used in Apple mail.

Step1. Log in to your email account that you deleted items after opening the database.

How to retrieve deleted emails

Step2. Choose the Deleted Items folder

How to retrieve deleted emails

Step3. Then right a click the messages to be restored and click on Move. Hover the Cursor to selected destination to be restored.

How to retrieve deleted emails

Method 3. Check the back up server

Outlook Web App is an email service that lets you access and restores your emails. This is a web browser that recovers recently deleted emails and the permanently deleted emails. It has friendly user interface that makes work easier.

Step 1. Search for Outlook web app and sign in using your account

How to retrieve deleted emails

Step 2. Click on deleted items folder

How to retrieve deleted emails

Step3. Check the messages to be retrieved then click Move and finally location Folder such as inbox

Step4. If it was deleted permanently click on Recover Deleted files.

How to retrieve deleted emails

Method 4. Using Email File extensions

You deleted files can also from the email file extension abbreviated as EML. EML files are places where saved emails are stored. This EML file format is a product of Microsoft Outlook process. These files contain a header, which has two emails address: for the recipient and sender, body attachments and hyperlinks of the emails. The EML file format are standardised to concur with MIME RFC 822 so that you can open with email databases such as outlook, outlook Express, Thunderbird, Apple Mail, Microsoft Entourage and IncrediMail. Here is a list of EML file extension

Vcf, Emlx, wdseml, eml., Pst., Vcard., Mso., Mht, Mbox, Oas, Mlm, Sbd, Tbb, Boe, P10, Tnf, Mozemail, Mailhost, pmx

If you deleted your email messages and they were saved in the Internet you can log in to email database to retrieve them.

Step1. Logging in to your Outlook express, Outlook, or Apple mail and search for the Mails.

How to retrieve deleted emails

Step2. If that does not work open file explorer

How to retrieve deleted emails

Step3. Click on Search and type the file format of your emails for instance .eml It is easy the files will be displayed

How to retrieve deleted emails

Method 5. Using Wondershare Data Recovery

Wondershare is powerful data recovery tool that lets you retrieve deleted files including emails. You just have to download the windows or Mac version depending on the operating system you using and follow these steps.

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How to retrieve deleted emails

Step1. Choose Recovery Mode

When you launch the program you there is Standard and Wizard mode. Use the standard mode when you will see Lost Recovery File, Partition File Recovery, and Raw data Recovery. Select Lost File Recovery.

Step2. Choose File type and Location

For this case you only need to recover emails so select Emails and Click Next to select path. Select the location where you lost the emails and click on Next. For a solid recovery use Enable Deep Scan and beginning the scanning process.

How to retrieve deleted emails

Step3. Preview and Recover Email

After the scanning process is complete the recovered will be displayed. Mark the desired email files and click on Recover then save them. Thereafter you can import them to your email database.

How to retrieve deleted emails

Whenever you delete your emails, cease from using the program so that you avoid cases of overwriting. Look for you deleted emails in trash or recycle bin before performing any recover. After recovering deleted mails always safe the scanned file in case you might want to recover them in future. This also saves time since you do not have to start the scanning.

Even though there are ways of recovering deleted emails it is also wise to keep you emails safe. So how do you dos so?

1. Always ensure that you create a strong password for your email address that is using letters numbers and characters

2. Do a back up of your emails in external drives or iCloud.

3. Archive your emails

4. Always log out from your email address if you log in in a foreign device.

Be careful with your handle your messages to avoid the tribulation of looking ways to recover Emails.

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