Solved retrieve emails from trash that's been dumped

February 2, 2013 at 23:06:13
Specs: Windows 7

Help Itrashed 4 emails by mistake I emptied the trash before I reliezed those in mails were in there. Help how do I get them back?

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#1
February 3, 2013 at 00:27:56
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As long as you haven't been using your PC since the emails were deleted from recycle bin, file recovery sofware might find them: http://pcsupport.about.com/od/filer...

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#2
February 3, 2013 at 06:00:44

What email are you using?
They are all different so you could stacks of wrong answers because we can only "guess".

If it is webmail only your server can help.

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#3
February 3, 2013 at 09:47:50

They definitely should be in your garbage folder if you using web based email. They usually remain there for a quite a while. Just check the deleted folder.

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#4
February 3, 2013 at 09:57:46

gmh1977

Poster said "I emptied the trash".

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#5
February 3, 2013 at 14:28:36

Put me on the right track here Derek... I always understood that when emails were deleted they were deleted at the provider end and not on the resident computer, is this correct or have I erred?

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#6
February 3, 2013 at 14:50:51

Ewen

Yep, for webmail you are quite correct. They are deleted at the provider end and not stored on the computer at all.

For Windows Live Mail, Thunderbird, the old Outlook Express, etc (onboard programs) they are both are held at and deleted from the computer. Most servers have a duplicate webmail arrangement too. You have a local option to retain email copies at the server's webmail inbox as well (from any machine) but that is not usually the default setting - so emails normally vanish from the server's inbox once downloaded onto the computer.

The "retain at server" option is useful if you have more than one computer with onboard email sharing the same email address. For example, you could only let the main computer delete emails at server but still allow your portable to download them to look at or answer when you are out and about.

This lot underlines the importance of knowing what the poster is using.

Servers keep "hush-hush" email copies of their own (both directions) in case the cops need them - policies varying from country to country. I doubt they would ever be made available to the customer tho - never tried.

Sorry if I've just told you what you already know (a failing of mine LOL).

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#7
February 3, 2013 at 21:42:14

Thank you Derek for a nice clear explanation. I certainly have erred in my assumption and all is now clear.

Thanks again and regards.


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#8
February 10, 2013 at 02:09:58

I WAS ABLE TO CONTACT THE COMPANY WHO SENT ME THE EMAILS. tHEY GLANDLY SENT ME ANOTHER COPY OF ALL FOUR EMAILS.THANKS EVERYONE FOR YOUR HELP. KATHIE GLASS

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#9
February 10, 2013 at 06:51:28

Glad to hear you got them back - thx for popping back to let us know.

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