Are you looking to recover long-lost emails on your Yahoo account? Let us tell you how you can do that.

Yahoo mail was once the premier emailing platform. From its launch in 1997, the majority of the people employed it until 2007-8 when Google's Gmail overtook it. But, it ruled for a good chunk of time as it was the number one choice for emailing or chatting. (Yahoo messenger)


But, since it has become sidelined in the past few years, many people have said they lost their older emails. So, is there a chance to recover deleted Yahoo emails from months ago? There are a few ways to recover deleted Yahoo emails, even the lost ones. So, let's get started.

Are Deleted Yahoo Emails Gone Forever

Deletion of any Yahoo email depends on the user. In many cases, people delete emails themselves. However, since many older Yahoo emails aren't used that much, Yahoo tends to clear the inboxes. For instance, a lot of accounts from the 2005-06 era faced deletion of all their emails.

But emails like spam are deleted automatically and may not even appear in your primary inbox. That's why there's a separate folder for that. However, if you manually delete any email from your folders, it'll be in the trash for 30 days.

Once those thirty days are passed, the emails will be gone forever. Therefore, a few things you should remember are:

  • Deleted messages can be recovered from the trash in thirty days.
  • You can choose how frequently Yahoo email clears your spam inbox, such as one week, two weeks, or one month.

However, there are various methods to recover deleted emails, which we'll be talking about in this article. But for now, it's important to understand that most deleted messages and emails will be gone forever.

Three Methods to Recover Deleted Emails from Yahoo

As mentioned before, you can recover emails in only a few cases. If you wish to restore deleted Yahoo emails from months ago, follow a few methods. Luckily for you, we've formulated three main methods to recover deleted Yahoo emails. Each one of these steps can help you restore your lost emails.

You could recover those emails if they were in your primary inbox or supplementary folders. While these methods are known to work, chances are some of the older emails may not recover, such as some from years ago.

On top of that, we'll be exploring recovery methods for both desktop and mobile phone users. So, let's begin.

Method 1. Recover Deleted Yahoo Emails from Deleted Items on Desktop

The first method is to sign in to your Yahoo account on a desktop computer browser. This method will allow you to explore your email in a better setting and is the most recommended method by the experts. So, here's what you should do:

Step 1. Sign in to your Yahoo account on Yahoo Mail.

Step 2. Navigate the sidebar.

Step 3. Find and click "Deleted Items".

deleted items

Step 4. Explore "Deleted Emails".

Step 5. Click the email you wish to recover.

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Now that you've found your deleted emails. How do you go about recovering them? There are two ways you can go about them:

  • Recover individual emails
  • Recover multiple emails

You can follow these steps to recover your emails depending on your requirement. Here's how to recover deleted Yahoo emails one at a time:

Step 1. Click the email you wish to recover in "Deleted Items".

Step 2. Navigate the top bar.

Step 3. Find and click "Restore to inbox".

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This will help you recover individual emails without any hassle. Now, if you wish to recover multiple emails at a time, then follow these steps:

Step 1. Head to "Deleted Items".

Step 2. Find checkboxes beside the email.

Step 3. Click the ones you wish to recover.

Step 4. Find and click "Restore to inbox" in the top bar.

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This will help you recover multiple emails at a time. Remember, all the emails you'll see in this inbox must have been deleted recently. It might feature deleted emails from months ago, but it depends on your preferred settings.

Method 2. Recover Deleted Yahoo Emails from Trash on Mobile

The recovery process is practically the same, whether you use the Yahoo app or sign in through Google Chrome or Safari on your phone. It's recommended that you download the Yahoo App for this to work, but it can work just the same on a browser.

Since most users may not have this app, let's show you how to recover deleted emails on a browser on your phone:

Step 1. Open the browser.

Step 2. Head to "".

Step 3. Sign in to your account.

Step 4. Click on the sidebar menu.

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Step 5. Head to "Deleted Items".

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Step 6. Tap the check boxes next to the emails you wish to recover.

Step 7. Click on "Move To".

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Step 8. Click on "inbox".


And that is how you can recover your emails on your mobile phone, folks. Remember, it works the same way in phones too. Therefore, you can simply pick only the email you wish to recover. Or, you can recover all of them from Deleted Items. 

Method 3. Ask Yahoo to Restore Your Deleted Emails

The third and final way of conducting an email recovery is to ask Yahoo to do it for you. This can help you recover permanently deleted emails that aren't found in Deleted Items or trash. So, how do you do that? Here are the steps:

Step 1. Sign in to your Yahoo mail account.

Step 2. Head to the email recovery page.

Step 3. Find and click on "Send a Restore Request".

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Step 4. Describe the problem, such as if your account was hacked or if you accidentally deleted messages on the Yahoo mail website or mobile phone app.

Step 5. Answer when did you see the missing messages last, from 0 hours to 7 days.

Step 6. Enter your Yahoo ID.

Step 7. Enter the email address that you have access to.

Step 8. Send a request.

create a email request

The request might take a day or two, depending on how many emails you wish to see. However, this process is guaranteed to bring back emails that you had deleted permanently or lost in the process of cleaning up junk.

Also read: How to recover Gmail account and password 

How to Recover Permanently Deleted Emails

Sometimes, permanently deleted emails have a lot of useful information. However, while the methods above can help you recover emails in most cases, sometimes they just might not be enough. So, how do you deal with lost emails in that case?

You can use a third-party program to help you recover deleted emails from your Yahoo email called EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. This program allows you to professionally recover lost emails. Let's find out how.

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Brief Introduction to EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Software

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is one of the leading recovery programs available today. It has all the necessary elements you need in a tool of this nature, including various recovery options that allow the user to recover lost files and emails in cases such as:

  • Deleted files
  • Formatted drive
  • Recovery from inaccessible storage
  • NAS Recovery

Now, if a program can recover files from that, it can surely recover your deleted Yahoo emails. It's an easy-to-use program with many other options, but that's a topic for another time.

Steps to Recover Deleted Emails Using EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard

Now that we know it can help us recover deleted Yahoo emails, only one thing remains. How exactly do you recover deleted emails with the help of EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro? Here is what you need to do if you wish to recover lost emails:

Step 1. Choose the drive or partition where you lost email files, and click "Scan".

select a location and click scan

Step 2. The software will initiate a scanning process immediately. Wait patiently until the scanning process completes. To quickly locate the email files, click "Others" in the left panel. Then, look for PST files or Outlook files in the file type list.

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Step 3. Then, choose the desired email files and click "Recover". Save the files to another location instead of the original one.

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Follow these steps, and you'll see how easily and conveniently this program helps you recover the deleted emails on your Yahoo account.

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These are some of the steps you'll have to take to recover deleted Yahoo emails. Remember, you cannot recover emails deleted from years ago. However, the abovementioned steps will allow you to recover recently lost emails.

But, using EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard will also enable you to restore permanently deleted emails.

Recover Deleted Yahoo Emails FAQs

If you have any more questions, then we have them written down. Follow along and find out if these questions answer any of your concerns:

Can I recover permanently deleted emails?

Yes, you can. But only with the help of EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro, which allows you to restore deleted Yahoo emails from months ago.

Can I recover old deleted Yahoo emails?

If you have them in deleted items, you might be able to recover them quickly. If not, then you might have to ask yahoo to recover said emails. However, using a professional data recovery tool like EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is the best way to go about it.

How do I recover permanently deleted emails from Yahoo?

Follow the steps mentioned throughout this article, and you'll be able to recover your deleted emails from your Yahoo account comprehensively.

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Cedric Grantham is a senior editor and data recovery specialist of EaseUS. He mainly writes articles and how-to tips about data recovery on PC and Mac. He has handled 10,000+ data recovery cases and is good at data recovery of NTFS, FAT (FAT32 and ExFAT) file systems, and RAID structure reorganization.

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