Tracking down missing email messages for recovery

When you need to recover deleted emails, you want to begin by asking yourself the same question one asks when attempting data recovery of any kind. “Where was my file last seen?” in the process to recover deleted mails the location of that stored message will depend on whether or not you use a localized email client such as Microsoft Outlook or one of the many free web based email services.

Email that has been accidentally deleted, Yahoo mail for example, is automatically placed into the Yahoo trash bin and will remain there for 48 hours. At any time during this period you can open the trash bin and restore your messages. The temporary Internet file will also exist on your computer’s hard drive if you opened and displayed that message at any time on your computer screen. The easiest type of e-mail messaging to recover is that which was created, sent or received using a local e-mail client such as Microsoft Outlook. Outlook email messages are stored in a special database known as a PST file. If you have accidentally deleted messages sent or received using Outlook, there are specialized programs available that will crack open the PST file for you and help you retrieve your lost mail.