can i retrieve my old email address book back

December 12, 2010 at 07:28:58
Specs: Windows XP
My computer had a fault. and when it was returned to me,it had lost my old email address and I have had to make a new one.So now nobody can get in touch with me,and all my email buddies are lost.

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#1
December 12, 2010 at 07:52:33
So long as you know your old email identity, password and settings (can be found from your ISP), then you should be able to go into your email client (outlook, outlook express or whatever you are using) and set up your old account again.

The sort of information (minimum) you typically need to have is:

Display Name : <Your name>
E-mail address : <your old email address>
incoming mail(POP3) : <get this from your ISP - It may be on their support pages>
outgoing mail(SMTP) : <get this from your ISP - It may be on their support pages>
Account Name : <your email account id>
Password : <If you do not know this you may be able to get your ISP to reset it>

Your email buddies (contacts) are probably lost unless you were using webmail in which case it may still be there in your ISPs mail server.

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#2
December 12, 2010 at 08:07:18
Just a clarification to avoid any confusion:

incoming mail(POP3) : <get this from your ISP - It may be on their support pages>
outgoing mail(SMTP) : <get this from your ISP - It may be on their support pages>

This may or may not be your ISP. Not all ISPs provide Email facilities and if you are using something like Hotmail or Gmail then your ISP wont be able to help.

It would be more accurate to say your Email provider, whoever that may be.

Once you have set everything setup you should be able to retrieve mails sent to you as they will probably still be stored on the Email server. Depends how you configured your Email client, to keep mail on server or to delete or delete after a period of time If you never set the configuration it usually defaults to keep.

Mail you have sent is probably lost forever.

Stuart


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#3
December 12, 2010 at 08:35:00
You can do the same for Gmail and Hotmail

For Gmail:
incoming mail(POP3) : pop.gmail.com
outgoing mail(SMTP) : smtp.gmail.com
incoming server (POP3): 995 (non default value so you need to change/set it)
outgoing server (SMTP): 25

For hotmail:
incoming mail(POP3) : pop3.live.com
outgoing mail(SMTP) : smtp.live.com
incoming server (POP3): 995 (non default value so you need to change/set it)
outgoing server (SMTP): 25

Additionally for both Gmail and Hotmail:
You need to tick
My outgoing server (SMPT) requires authentication in the Outgoing server tab
and tick the radial button "Use same settings as my incoming mail server
Also tick the box "Leave a copy of messages on the server" in the advanced tab - Recommened if you want to keep all the mail you receive on your mail server, though not necessary

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#4
December 13, 2010 at 03:56:26
You can retrieve your email, address book, task bar, calendar from Outlook Express and MS Outlook. with the help of email recovery software. I would suggest use Stellar Windows data recovery software which can recovery your emails, address box and many more

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