How To Do Mail Recovery in Outlook

Have you ever had that one horrible day where everything goes wrong?  As lady luck would have it, every person has had his down times. Imagine, you have a very important meeting with your company's CEO, you are hard pressed for a presentation deadline and it's your kid's birthday, so you simply have to rush things to get home in time for his party. You arrive in your office a few minutes late (which isn't you at all) because you had spilled coffee on your shirt as you were trying to multi-task. Your boss gets on your case about being late and is just about to bite your head off. So to make up for your tardiness, you try to impress your workmates and your company's CEO with your prepared presentation. And then you realize that a key ingredient to your production is still in your mail inbox. It's a comfort to know that you have wireless Internet in the conference room. So you open your inbox, and because you have been so uptight about making a good impression and doing a number of things at a time, you accidentally delete that one vital message that had the power to get you on track with your career. Good thing that's just a story. What's the logical thing to do?  Look for mail recovery options.

Most of us panic when we discover that we deleted a very important email or maybe a not so important email in the past that suddenly shows signs of being of the greatest use to us in the present moment. For a tech savvy person, or for the experienced individual, this would not be a problem at all. For others, it could mean the end of the world. For Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Outlook Express users, all it takes is a little understanding and know how. Express mail recovery is as simple as clicking on a few tabs on the menu. You can do an email or even a folder recovery if need be. Outlook and outlook express designers made sure that there is an express tool to do an express restore in its software. The simplest route to take is to go to the deleted items folder. You would not need any express repair done for this, if your email is still in the deleted items folder. But if it's not there anymore, just follow these steps:

  • Go to tools on the menu bar.
  • Look for the entry that says "recover deleted items".
  • Select the item, email, attachment download, etc. that you want to recover.
  • You can use the control key to do multiple recoveries.
  • Choose "recover selected items".

What these steps will do is return the item/s to your deleted mail folder. And from the deleted mail folder, you can transfer your mail to the folder of your choice. If this does not work for you, you might have to find, download, etc. software. One option would be R-mail for Outlook/Outlook Express. This is a program designed specifically for mail recovery. It's a bit pricey, but hey, if you're after your job, it might be worth the investment.


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