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How do I recover a deleted e-mail

tich731
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How do I recover a deleted e-mail

Is it possible to recover a deleted e-mail message in Thunderbird? Am I right in thinking that my messages are held on a PN server?
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Re: How do I recover a deleted e-mail

Depends on how you have set up your Thunderbird account.  Go to Tools- account settings - server setting.  There you will see the option to 'leave messages on server'.  This will show you how you have your Thunderbird set.
pierre_pierre
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Re: How do I recover a deleted e-mail

Tough,  you are not recommended to leave mail on the PN server, once deleted  (and the file compacted) its gone,  I you can - download the mailbox via outlook or Outlook Express, if it was in the recent past it appears as if by magic.
On my XP, the deleted mail is in a Dat Index file and can be got at again providing you havnt compacted the folder
tich731
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Re: How do I recover a deleted e-mail

Hi Artmo,
Yes the option to "Leave messages on the server" is checked. How can I get to them?
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Re: How do I recover a deleted e-mail

webmail would be my first option
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Re: How do I recover a deleted e-mail

Oldjim just beat me to it.  Webmail.
I assume the email you want to retrieve is within the time scale that you have Thunderbird set at.
tich731
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Re: How do I recover a deleted e-mail

Yes, it is within the timescale.
I have looked at Webmail (for the first time) but need some further guidance to see a particular mailbox and the messages contained therein.
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Re: How do I recover a deleted e-mail

If you are in your webmail you should see your folders listed on the left hand side.  Just click to open.
tich731
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Re: How do I recover a deleted e-mail

OK. Great. Thanks for your help Artmo.
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Re: How do I recover a deleted e-mail

You will have to login to webmail with the same users name and password that you do with Thunderbird so check in it to see what you use. If its a set up mail box it will be username+mailbox so if the users name is fred and the mail box is mum you login with fred+mum or you wont see anything just the default.
Of coarse you can restore it from your backup you do have a backup dont you?