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Deleted email

by Manuel G. / October 11, 2008 7:53 PM PDT

I have deleted an important received e-mail. I have heard that when you delete something from your computer, you can recover it back, since not all is deleted, wiped out from your hardrive. Is that true? If it is, how can I recover that e-mail back?

Thank you for reading this.

Manuel

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Re: deleted email
by Kees Bakker / October 11, 2008 8:56 PM PDT
In reply to: Deleted email

That depends on the email program you use and what you did afterwards. So better tell the details.

Kees

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Deleted email
by Manuel G. / October 12, 2008 1:25 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: deleted email

Kees,

Sounds like a Dutch name. What I did was remove the email from my IN folder and put it in TRASH folder. Then since I had so many mails in my trash folder I clicked to empty the trash(bin)> I was forgotten not to select that important mail. That is all

Manuel

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Re: deleted email
by Kees Bakker / October 12, 2008 5:27 AM PDT
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Dutch indeed.

You forgot to tell the name of the email program. It doesn't seem to be Outlook Express.

Kees

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Let me add . . .
by Coryphaeus / October 11, 2008 11:11 PM PDT
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If you are using Outlook Express, it's gone. Deleted email does not go to the Recycle Bin. It's gone.

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That's not really true.
by Kees Bakker / October 11, 2008 11:36 PM PDT
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When deleting a mail from, say, the Inbox, it's copied to the Deleted Items folder, and the original is marked as deleted. But the contents is still present in the Inbox, and won't be overwritten. All you need is some program that can read such deleted items. I won't go and search for it, until the OP tells us what email program he uses. For all we know, it's webbased gmail ;-).

Kees

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Deleted email
by Manuel G. / October 18, 2008 11:08 PM PDT

I don't use Outlook Express. For sending and receiving emails I always use Gmail

Manuel

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Re: gmail
by Kees Bakker / October 18, 2008 11:24 PM PDT
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The gmail mail isn't on your PC. It's on one of the 500,000 google machines. So you deleted it there. All you can do: ask google if they still have a copy somewhere.

Well, that's not really true. If you read the mail, that page in your browser (be it Internet Explorer or Firefox) might still be in the Temporary Internet Files (IE) or cache (Firefox). That depends on when you cleared that.
You can view the TIF from Windows Explorer. You can view the Firefox cache after downloading an add-on call Cache View.
In both cases you wouldn't see the mail, but get a copy of the whole gmail page you got when you read it. Use copy/paste to save the contents somewhere else.

Kees

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Deleted mail
by Manuel G. / October 22, 2008 3:47 AM PDT
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Kees,

Thank you for your advise. If it gets complicated, I give up and pay attention nesdt time while deleting mails.

Manuel

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Recovering files, E mail, etc.
by Phil Crase / October 19, 2008 12:51 AM PDT
In reply to: Deleted email

There are file recovery/removal software(s) available on the market. IOLO makes one called SEARCH AND RECOVER. You can recover (some) e mail files with it, you can also PERMANENTLY remove files from the system. It is similar to what military sources have used for some time.

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