How to Recover an Email

When you accidentally delete an important email – like confirmation of a job interview, or precious photographs from your loved ones! – it can feel like the end of the world. We’ve all been there, and it’s moments like these that make knowing how to recover a deleted email so important. But email recovery isn’t always as simple as checking the deleted folder, and it really depends on how you’ve lost your emails!

Indeed, there are many reasons why you might have to recover an email, and they aren’t all your fault! Maybe your email server is corrupted, or perhaps someone has accessed your account without your permission.

Whatever the reason, recovering emails can vary. Nevertheless, with the help of iolo, it’s never impossible! With iolo’s System Mechanic® Ultimate Defense™ tool and their Search and Recover solutions, you can get back accidentally deleted documents, music, photos, email, videos, system files, and entire folders.

There’s no need to panic when an email disappears because with iolo’s tool, it’s always right there.

Still, if you want to know more about how to recover emails yourself, we’re happy to shed some light! Read on for more.

The Steps to Recover An Email

There are a few tried-and-tested steps you can follow when you notice an email missing. It’s important to cycle through these steps before doing anything else!

First things first, try not to stress out. When an email has confidential or important information inside, it can be difficult to calm yourself when it disappears. Yet, panicking won’t help! Instead, you should take a deep breath and:

  1. Check the Deleted Folder
    Checking your deleted folder is the first thing you should do when attempting to recover an email. Log into your email account, click on the ‘Deleted’ or ‘Bin’ folder in your email client, and have a thorough scroll through! If you find your missing email, all you have to do is drag it back to your inbox. If you don’t, it’s time to move on to the other steps.
  2. Check the Spam Folder
    If your email isn’t in your deleted folder, it could be in your spam folder. Sometimes, emails can be marked as spam or ‘Junk’ when they’re legitimate. Make sure to check your spam folder from top-to-bottom! Missing emails often end up here.
  3. Search for the Email
    In some cases, you mightn’t have to recover the email at all. It could’ve slipped your notice, and subsequently been hidden by the volume of mail in your busy inbox. Try searching for your email using the search bar of your email client! Searching for keywords or the sender’s email address is sure to recover the email for you.
  4. Check your Email Backups
    If searching for the email or checking your spam isn’t working, consider checking your email backups to recover any lost emails. Most email providers like Microsoft backup your deleted files for up to 30 days – an amount of time that, for most, will allow you to recover an important email or two. You can restore the lost email from your backups! If it isn’t there, it might be time to seek out the assistance of your email provider, or, more usefully, a company like iolo.
  5. Seek out Support
    To a certain extent, your email provider’s customer support can assist in recovering deleted or lost emails, if they’ve been lost due to a technical issue. It depends on how long an email has been deleted or missing, however. When the customer support isn’t enough, iolo’s System Mechanic® Ultimate Defense™ tool will store accidentally deleted documents and emails for longer than 30 days!

Find out more about how iolo makes email recovery easy, below.

How iolo Makes Email Recovery Easy

iolo makes email recovery easy by storing lost data a mere click away! Even if you delete your emails permanently, iolo’s Search and Recover feature scans your device for all of the deleted data, allowing you to recover important emails no matter how long ago they went missing! With the addition of a Strong Scan tool, even if an email disappeared years ago, you’ll be able to get it back. There’s no need to fuss or panic at all.

And, if you want to prevent email-related accidents in the future, consider using iolo’s System Mechanic® Ultimate Defense™ tool to keep your files secure in a more stable and long-term way! You can backup data by creating exact copies of entire folders, drives, and more, however big they are.

Alternatively, if you want to wipe an email completely off the map, iolo manages that too. Files can be securely wiped for good, with a utility that meets the U.S. Department of Defense standards. This means, if you sell a device, your private emails can’t be accessed or picked apart. Your confidentiality is maintained forever!

When investing in System Mechanic® Ultimate Defense™, there’s no need to limit your protection to one device, either. Recover emails on all of your devices with ease! Up to 10 devices can be linked to one tool, which is sure to cover all of the personal computers in your home. This is great for your peace of mind, and the overall security of your data.

Rest assured, your emails will always be there when you need them.

Contact iolo for more information, today

Don’t hesitate to contact iolo for more information about their System Mechanic® Ultimate Defense™ tool or their Search and Recover features, and how they can help you recover your emails – no matter how long they’ve been missing.

It’s easy and stress-free to contact iolo through mobile, email, or even the Live Technical Support line. There’s also helpful Live Chat Support available on-site! You’ll always be connected with an informative human, ready to assist you.

The longer you wait, the more your emails will disappear! Give iolo a call, today.

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