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Recover deleted emails

JW8
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Recover deleted emails

Is it possible to recover deleted emails older that 1 week? I need an email I would have received and deleted about a month ago. Thank you

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jab1
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Re: Recover deleted emails

@JW8 In a word, no.Once you delete it, it is removed from the server.

John
Townman
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Re: Recover deleted emails

To be pedantic, under standard IMAP client operations, when an email is deleted, it is moved to the deleted items folder - it is not removed from the server immediately.

It then sits there until the deleted items folder is emptied by...

  • User action
  • Email client settings (such as empty the deleted items folder on exit)
  • Plusnet server house keeping, which every week (IIRC Monday evenings for Plusnet vISP email) removes items deleted 8 or more days previously

The latter gives a maximum of 14 days to back out a delete.

Superusers are not staff, but they do have a direct line of communication into the business in order to raise issues, concerns and feedback from the community.

jab1
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Re: Recover deleted emails

Cheers, @Townman 

John