How Do I Restore Mail on My Mac | Mail Recovery

How do I restore Mail on my Mac? You can restore Mail on Mac from Mail Trash, iCloud, and Time Machine. The best solution to restore Mail on Mac is downloading EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac. This recovery tool can restore lost emails on Mac.

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While using the mail to communicate with your partners, there are many essential emails that you don't want to lose. No one can guarantee that you will never encounter mail loss while using your iMac or MacBook. You may ask, "How do I restore Mail on my Mac?"

It is better to go to the Mail folder to check whether your emails are lost. You should go to Finder > Go > Go to Folder to access the Mail folder. Type/Library/in the field then hit the Return key. Then, you can search for the Mail folder, and your emails are all stored in this folder.

The emails on your Mac may be missing for many reasons:

  • Accidental deletion
  • Virus infection
  • Spotlight Index issue
  • Mail account issue
  • Apple Mail issue

After reading this passage, you don't need to ask how I restore Mail on my Mac. You'll learn four ways to restore mail on Mac in the following four sections.

Method 1. How Do I Restore Mail on My Mac with Software

You should know that recovering deleted emails on Mac is not difficult when you have a handy recovery program. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac can help users quickly recover lost emails.

We have told you how to find the Mail folder on Mac. If you find some emails are lost, you can use this software to scan your Mail folder to recover lost mail files.

  • ✉️Apple Mail recovery can be straightforward with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac, even for a new Mac user.
  • ?️Support Mac Trash recovery. Even if you put the Mail folder into the Trash and empty the Trash, you can recover the Mail folder.
  • ?Recover deleted files on Mac and other storage devices. This recovery wizard can retrieve many file types from multiple storage devices.

Now, let us restore Mail on Mac with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac:

Step 1. Search for lost files

Select the disk location to search for lost files (it can be an internal HDD/SSD or an external hard drive) where you lost data and files. Click the "Search for lost files" button.

Note: Before data recovery, you'd better click "Disk Backup" from the left sidebar to create a backup of your HDD/SSD to avoid further data loss. After backing up, the software can recover data from your disk backup, and you can use the HDD or SSD again.

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Step 2. Go through the scanning results

This software will immediately scan your selected disk volume and display pictures, documents, audio, videos, and emails on the left pane.

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Step 3. Select the file(s) and recover

Click the data to preview, and click the "Recover" button to have them back.

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Method 2. How Do I Restore Mail on My Mac from Mail Trash

Do you know that Apple Mail has a Trash folder? Like the Mac Trash folder, this folder will store deleted emails for a few days. When you delete emails in the Apple Mail application, they will not be erased immediately and will be moved to the Mail Trash folder. Now, we will show you how to restore Mail on Mac from Mail Trash:

Step 1. The Mail icon should be found in the Dock, and you can click the icon to launch Mail.

click the Mail in the Dock

Step 2. Find the trash icon from the sidebar, and click on it.

Find the trash icon from the sidebar

Step 3. Right-click the email you want to retrieve, and put the pointer on "Move to". You can restore the deleted emails to the target location.

move Mail from Trash to other place

Method 3. How Do I Restore Mail on My Mac from iCloud

iCloud will always be an excellent tool for restoring lost files on Apple devices. If you enable iCloud backup in Mail, the emails will be uploaded automatically. With iCloud backup, you can recover deleted photos from iCloud on Mac and restore Mail on Mac, too. Keep reading to learn the detailed tutorial:

Step 1. Visit and log in with your Apple ID.

sign in with your Apple ID

Step 2. Click Mail to open the Mail backup.

click Mail in iCloud

Step 3. You'll see "Trash" from the iCloud Mail sidebar. Click on it.

Step 4. Choose the emails you want to restore. Click the arrow button, and choose "Move Message".

move messages in iCloud

Step 5. Choose a place to restore your mail and select "Move".

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Method 4. How Do I Restore Mail on My Mac with Time Machine

Mac Time Machine is a powerful built-in backup and restore utility. It can automatically back up photos, documents, and also emails on your Mac. If you have deleted important emails and happen to have a recent Mail backup, you can restore Mail on Mac with Time Machine backup:

Step 1. Launch macOS Time Machine on your Mac.

Step 2. Select a backup folder that contains your deleted emails.

Step 3. You can preview the files and click "Restore" to recover deleted emails you have chosen.

restore Mail with Time Machine


Have you restored Mail on your Mac with the methods we taught in this passage? When you don't have any backups of Mail, the best way to restore Mail on Mac is by applying EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac. It can recover deleted emails on Mac and photos, films, documents, music, and other files.

How Do I Restore Mail on My Mac FAQs

We hope you can learn more information about restoring Mail on Mac. We have prepared four frequently asked questions here. Keep reading, and you'll learn more.

1. How to restore Mail on Mac without Time Machine?

You can recover deleted files on Mac without Time Machine. The best method is to download EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac and restore Mail on Mac.

  1. 1. Launch this data recovery software on Mac, and scan your internal hard drive.
  2. 2. Select 'Emails' in the file type section, and you will see all the deleted emails.
  3. 3. Select the emails you want to restore and click 'Recover'.

2. Where did my mail go on my MacBook?

The mail will be stored on your MacBook. How to find the Mail folder? Select Finder > Go > Go to Folder to access the Mail folder. In the field, enter 'Library', then press the Return key. Then, locate the Mail folder, which contains all of your emails.

3. Why has my Mail disappeared from my Mac?

A few factors can cause emails to vanish from your inbox:

  1. 1. Messages have been erroneously flagged.
  2. 2. Unintentionally, you deleted the email.
  3. 3. You unintentionally put emails in the incorrect folder.
  4. 4. Software issues with the Mailbox.

4. Is there a Trash folder in the Mail application?

Yes, once you have launched Mail on Mac, you will see the Trash folder from the sidebar. All the recently deleted emails will be moved into this folder, and you can recover deleted emails from this folder.

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Jaden is one of the editors of EaseUS who lives and works in Chengdu, China. She focuses on topics concerning PCs and Mac data recovery. Jaden is committed to enhancing professional IT knowledge and writing abilities. She is always keen on new and intelligent products.

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Dany is an editor of EaseUS who lives and works in Chengdu, China. She focuses on writing articles about data recovery on Mac devices and PCs. She is devoted to improving her writing skills and enriching her professional knowledge. Dany also enjoys reading detective novels in her spare time.

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