Recover Deleted Emails from Outlook, Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail Mail Messages

Tracy King updated on Aug 12, 2019 to File Recovery | How-to Articles

Summary

If you happen to delete emails or clean up email boxes, you can use the simple and effective methods here to retrieve deleted emails from Hotmail/Outlook/Gmail or Yahoo Mail Message. Even after 30 days, you can still use reliable EaseUS email recovery software to help you recover permanently deleted emails in Outlook.

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Recover deleted emails in 30 days
Recover deleted emails from Outlook
Restore lost emails from Gmail
Undelete emails from Yahoo
Retrieve missing emails from Hotmail
Recover deleted emails after 30 days with free email recovery software

How to Recover Deleted or Lost Emails

"Hey there, do you know how to recover lost emails in Outlook? I happened to clean up the Inbox folder, and all of the received emails were all gone. How can I restore them? Please help me!"

Have you ever accidentally deleted important email messages or cleaned up the whole Inbox folder by mistake? If so, don't worry that you have no way to perform email recovery. Practical methods are provided in this article to help you recover (permanently) deleted emails from Outlook, Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, etc. Follow to recover deleted emails now.

Notice:
Mostly, Email trash folder only keeps deleted emails for 30 days. You can find the deleted emails from the trash within this period. After 30 days, all deleted emails will permanently disappear. But if you have downloaded the .pst or saved the files to a local drive on your PC, you may have a chance to retrieve deleted emails with powerful and free data recovery software.

Recover Deleted Emails From Outlook/Gmail/Hotmail/Yahoo Trash Folder (In 30 Days)

Almost all email apps or programs have set a trash folder which works like the recycle bin on the PC to save or temporarily save deleted or unwanted email files. Therefore, if you happened to delete emails on Outlook, Gmail, Hotmail or Yahoo, you can follow the below guidelines to recover deleted email files from the trash folder:

Option 1. Recover Deleted Emails from Outlook 

Retrieve emails that are still in Deleted Items or Junk Email folder

When you delete an email message, contact, or calendar item, it's moved to the Deleted Items folder. If you don't see the email in the Deleted Items folder, check the Junk Email folder.

Step 1. Select the "Deleted Items" folder in the left pane of Outlook.com window.

Step 2. At the top of the window, select "Recover deleted items".

Recover deleted email from Outlook.

Step 3. Then, a dialog box will open with a list of deleted items. Choose the items or emails that you want to recover and click "Recover" > "OK".

Recover deleted Outlook email.

Junk Email folder: Select the message you want to recover and select "Not junk".

Retrieve deleted emails that have been removed from your Deleted Items folder

If you can't find an item in the Deleted Items folder, the next place to look is the Recoverable Items folder.

Step 1. In the left pane, select the "Deleted Items folder".

Step 2. At the top of the message list, select "Recover items deleted from this folder".

Step 3. Select the items you want to recover and select "Restore".

recover deleted emails from outlook

Option 2. Restore Deleted Emails from Gmail

Step 1. Open Gmail account and sign in > click on "Settings" > click on "Labels".

Step 2. Click on "Show trash". This will show your trash folder on the left pane of the Gmail window.

Recover deleted email from Gmail.

Step 3. Now, you can see all deleted email files in the Trash folder. Select or check the wanted email and files, click on the mail icon at the top of the window with "Move To" words so to move your deleted emails to the Inbox.

Recover deleted Gmail email files.

If you can't find the email in the Trash folder, this may be because you have emptied the Trash folder or the hit the "Delete Forever" button on a message that was already in the Trash folder. If this has happened, you can send a request to the Gmail Support Team to ask it to recover these deleted messages and emails in your Gmail account. But don't expect too much; this approach will fail to a large extent. 

Option 3. Undelete Emails from Yahoo

Step 1. Log in Yahoo! Mail and go to the "Trash" folder.

Recover deleted Yahoo email

Step 2. Open the desired message, check any messages you want to undelete in the message list. 

Step 3. Click "Move" in Yahoo! Mail toolbar and select Inbox or another folder to recover the message.

Step 4. You can also drag and drop the email to any folder by pressing "DO".

Recover deleted email from Yahoo.

It becomes tough if you don’t know how to recover deleted emails from Yahoo after 30 days. And it is impossible to recover permanently deleted Yahoo mail from the account without any backup. Thus, you should take a backup of Yahoo mail to retrieve lost emails one day. 

Option 4. Retrieve Deleted Emails from Hotmail

Step 1. Go to Hotmail website and sign in with your Hotmail account.

Step 2. Click "Deleted" on the left pane of the Hotmail window. If you don't see it, scroll down to find it. The deleted folder is usually listed at the end of the left pane.

Recover deleted Hotmail file.

Step 3. Click "Recover deleted messages" to bring back deleted mail messages.

Recover deleted email from Hotmail

Restore Deleted (Outlook) Emails After 30 Days

Most email software or programs will only save deleted or temp email files in the trash for only 30 days. After 30 days, emails will be permanently removed.

However, if you have downloaded the email database .pst/.ost files or saved received emails on a local drive of your PC, and then deleted them by mistake, don't worry. You may still have a chance to recover the permanently deleted emails with an email recovery tool. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free enables you to recover deleted emails in Outlook after 30 days from your local PC.

PLUS: EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard only supports Outlook email recovery on a local PC. If you are a Gmail, Hotmail or Yahoo Mail Message user, please contact their customer service team for help.

See the detail steps on how to find your lost email files from the local drive of your computer now.

Important
1. All email file recovery software or tools only support the recovery of local PST or OST files, rather than the recovery of a specific mail.
2. If you lost email files in an email app, with no local files saved on your PC, it's almost impossible to recover deleted emails.
3. Also, please find the location where you saved the lost email files or folders before applying the email recovery guide here for help.

Step 1. Run Email recovery software.

Select the right location - a hard drive or a specific location where you used to save the lost email files or folder.

Click "Scan" to let EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard fully scan and find lost emails.

Run data recovery software.

Step 2. Find lost email.

Find lost email files in the below location:

Deleted Files: If you accidentally deleted email files, it will appear here.

Drive x: Another place for you to find lost email files.

Search or Filter features can also help you quickly find the lost emails.

Find lost email files.

Step 3. Start Email recovery.

Now that, you can select found email files and click "Recover". Then save them on a secure location on your PC.

Restore Email.

In addition to email recovery, EaseUS data recovery program also supports formatted recovery, deleted files recovery, recycle bin emptied data recovery, lost partition recovery, OS crash recovery, RAW partition recovery, etc. 

 
 

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why cannot I recover 2GB data for free?

It is recommended to check the version installed is Free or Trial because they are different versions.

Trial has data preview function but cannot save any files, while the Free version enables to recover 2 GB files. The default free space is 500 MB and you may share the product on social media to get another 1.5 GB.

2. Why cannot the recovered files be opened?

A file is saved as 2 parts on the storage device: directory info (which is comprised by file name, time stamp and size info, etc.) and data content.

If the files with original file names and folder structures cannot be opened, one possible reason is the corrupted directory info. There is still a chance to recover the data content with the RAW Recovery method in our software.

3. Why isn't it suggested to recover the files back to the original drive?

The storage structure of the lost files would be altered or damaged by any changes on the drive. If you save the recovered files back to the same drive, the original data structures and data content would be corrupted or overwritten, which causes permanent data loss. So you should prepare another disk to save the files.

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The Free version helps you save 2GB files to better verify the recovery quality of our product before purchase.

5. How long does it take to scan the drive?

It strongly depends on the capacity of your hard drive and the performance of your computer. As reference,most drive recoveries can be completed in around 10 to 12 hours for a 1-TB healthy hard drive in general conditions.

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