Usually, when you delete an email in an email program, it’s moved to the deleted item folder, which allows you to get it back when you have a need, but if you emptied the deleted item folder, you can’t recover a deleted email that way again. You need a data recovery tool which enables you to recover deleted email from Outlook, Outlook Express, Apple Mail, Mozilla EML, AOL Web Email, etc.
- How to Recover Deleted Email
- Video Tutorial of Deleted Email recovery
- How to Recover Damaged/Corrupted Email Items
1. How to Recover Deleted Email
A deleted email is not really erased forever. It’s only marked as deleted and the email program won’t display it. You can easily recover deleted email before it’s overwrtitten. To find a reliable data recovery, my recommendation is Wondershare Data Recovery, or Wondershare Data Recovery for Mac. Both support the recovery of Outlook, AOL Web Email, Mozilla EML, Netscape Email Message, Generic Email Message, Apple Mail, and more. Select the right version that suits your computer.
Wondershare Data Recovery – The Best Email Recovery Software
- Recover files in 550+ formats from your computer storage quickly, safely and completely.
- 3 Recovery Modes to help you recover lost files under different situations
- Supports data recovery from trash, hard drive, memory card, flash drive, digital camera and camcorders
- Preview before recovery allows you to do a selective recovery
- Supported OS: Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista, Mac OS X (Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, 10.10, 10.11 El Capitan and 10.12 Sierra) on iMac, MacBook, Mac Pro etc.
Note: When finding the deleted email, you’d better save the scan result if you want to recover it later, for safety’s sake.
Next, let’s try the prgram of Windows version step by step to recover deleted email. Install and run the program on your computer, and you’ll get the interface as follow. Click “Next” to begin.
Step1. Choose to recover deleted email
Check “Email” here as the file type that you want to recover and go to “Next”.
Step2. Choose the location where deleted email is deleted
Generally, the location is drive C. If you’re not sure about it, you can check the whole computer as the location.
Step3. Enable deep scan
You’re supposed to enable deep scan. It can give you a better chance to recover your deleted email. Then start to scan for deleted email.
Step4Check and then recover the deleted email
After the scan, you are able to check the found email one by one. Then recover and save them.
Now, you can import the recovered email to your email program. It’s pretty easy. Take Outlook as an example. Open your Outlook, and select File > Import > Messages… from the menu in the Outlook (Express), and find the recovered files and then import. That’s all. Try it yourself!