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Recovering lost email in Windows Live Mail

by 42Sebastian / February 4, 2014 10:11 PM PST

At times, some miskeying causes the email that I am still writing, to completely vanish. It can NOT be found in Drafts, or Outbox. Is there a method of recovering it ?

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Only a workaround.
by Kees_B Forum moderator / February 4, 2014 10:35 PM PST

Once in a while save as draft. Then the last version is available there.


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by James Denison / February 5, 2014 11:47 AM PST

Your memory. That's the only way.

I use Thunderbird and it has a setting where I can have it autosave from every minute to allowing more minutes between each save. Check your settings and see if your mail program offers the same. If it does and you accidentally close it, most of what you typed will be available in Draft or Unsent folder, can't remember which for sure.

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Recovering lost email in Windows Live Mail
by 42Sebastian / February 5, 2014 4:16 PM PST
In reply to: Yes

I can't find an option that can be applied to a 'fresh' message; there are plenty of options for received messages.

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I can't help with Live Mail
by James Denison / February 5, 2014 4:34 PM PST

only mention what you CAN do if you wanted to use Thunderbird.

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