Solved Retrieve lost sent & received e-mails

September 24, 2012 at 17:24:01
Specs: Windows 7
I recently changed my IMAP address on one of my accounts in Outlook and now I have no idea where all my e-mails from the old IMAP address have gone. Is there anyway to get them back? Why wouldn't I be warned "if you change this you will loose all previous mail" or something like that.

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September 26, 2012 at 07:29:56
To both Johnw and Phil22 - actually to everyone - the best answer is to just set up your old IMAP account again in Outlook. It opens up all of the emails as iff they were never gone.
Thanks anyway for your support.


#1
September 25, 2012 at 04:23:59

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#2
September 25, 2012 at 04:55:42
You should not have changed the old account details or it's email address. You should have created a new account from scratch for your new address and left the old one alone. Then your old emails would not have disappeared.

You could then "move" your old emails to a new folder, after which it would have been safe to delete that old account.


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#3
September 25, 2012 at 06:07:42
Yes,I realize that now, the strange thing is it is only the mail from the IMAP address we added in June, all other mail moved to my Outlook Inbox.
But thank you for your response

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#4
September 25, 2012 at 06:33:14
Thanks but that only pulls up the folders, they aren't here but I don't understand why not.

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#5
September 25, 2012 at 06:46:16
"Thanks but that only pulls up the folders, they aren't here but I don't understand why not"
Don't know who you are talking to, if is me, UltraSearch finds every file.

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#6
September 25, 2012 at 07:14:42
Johnw - thanks, downloaded jam- yes it pulls the .pst files but I can't get into them unless going through Outlook - where they aren't are.
The strange think is I can change a POP address without worrying about my mail, why would this happen to an IMAP. The mail is still sitting on the host server so I am now going through each of the 29 pages (thankfully we only had this server for 3 months) and forwarding them to me.

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#7
September 25, 2012 at 07:29:48
"yes it pulls the .pst files"
Can't you just drag & drop into Outlook, or use the Outlook Import feature, now you know where they are

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#8
September 25, 2012 at 07:54:59
Do you think - it's only 15 mb where my Outlook pst is 4.5 gb. Yes, I know I should probably archive more but .... Anyway, I'm going to back-up my Outlook onto my external drive and then do an import
Also, my real question is why did it only do it to the IMAP account? We went from one IMAP to another IMAP

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#9
September 25, 2012 at 16:24:13
"Also, my real question is why did it only do it to the IMAP account? We went from one IMAP to another IMAP"

moving email between imap accounts
http://is.gd/wKNtx2

transfer outlook email between imap accounts
http://is.gd/WtNAGE


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#10
September 26, 2012 at 06:54:18
Thanks Johnw - will give these a try and see if I can get them back - will let you know. FYI - chose the "don't do it" response as the better one because, really it's obvious I should have set up a new account, I just hate having so many accounts to go through. And, like I said earlier, there are no problems with POP accounts so I assumed there would be no problems. And, you know what assume does.....

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#11
September 26, 2012 at 07:29:56
✔ Best Answer
To both Johnw and Phil22 - actually to everyone - the best answer is to just set up your old IMAP account again in Outlook. It opens up all of the emails as iff they were never gone.
Thanks anyway for your support.

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#12
September 26, 2012 at 13:42:54
"the best answer is to just set up your old IMAP account again in Outlook"
Good one, that was pretty basic, I don't use IMAP or Outlook so I was just trying to give you clues.

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#13
September 26, 2012 at 14:07:22
Thanks Johnww

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#14
October 8, 2012 at 06:27:03
repair .pst errors thanks to http://www.pst.repairtoolbox.com/how-to-repair-pst-file.html
Tool can save restored outlook data as .eml, .vcf, .txt.

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