How to recover deleted emails

Have you ever accidentally deleted an important email that you needed to save? Not to worry, you can recover deleted emails, most of the time.


How to recover deleted emails in Gmail

Once you delete an email in Gmail, it is then sent to the Trash. Once a message reaches the Trash, you have 30 days to recover the email from there.

How to retrieve an email in Gmail from the Trash bin:

  1. Open up Gmail.
  2. Head to the Trash and select the email which you would like to recover, by clicking on the box to the far left of the email.
  3. Click Move to in the row of buttons above the emails and pick a location, where you would like to store the email.


Gmail: Move to option in Trash folder

How to recover permanently deleted emails in Gmail

If you happen to be using Google Workspace, you are in luck, because if you have deleted an email and 30 days have already passed, you can restore the email from the Admin console. Admins have 25 more days to restore deleted messages.

How to recover deleted emails from the Admin console:

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console using an administrator account..
  2. From the admin console Home page, head to Users.
  3. In the Users list, find the specific user.
  4. Point to the user and click More > Restore data.
  5. Select the range for the messages that you want to restore.
  6. Click Restore.


How to recover deleted emails in Outlook

If you accidentally delete an email in Outlook, you can recover it if it’s still in the Deleted Items or Junk Email folder.

How to recover deleted emails from the Deleted Items folder:


  1. In the left panel, select the Deleted Items folder or the Junk Email folder.
  2. Select the email(s) that you want to recover, and click Restore from the top panel.

How to retrieve deleted emails from the Junk Email folder:


  1. In the left panel, select the Junk Emails folder.
  2. Select the email(s) that you want to recover, and click Not Junk from the top panel.

Note:

  • Emails located in the Deleted Items folder are deleted after 30 days.
  • Emails located in the Junk Email folder are deleted after 10 days.


How to recover permanently deleted emails in Outlook

Unfortunately, Outlook does not offer a way to recover permanently deleted emails.


How to retrieve deleted emails in eM Client

If you happened to have accidentally deleted an email in eM Client, not to worry, recovering a deleted message is just as easy.

How to recover emails in eM Client:

  1. Open eM Client and head to the trash.
  2. Once you find the email that you would like to recover, right-click on it and select Move to folder.
  3. Once you’ve picked the location where you would like to place the message, click OK.

eM Client: Move to option in Trash folder

eM Client does not offer a way to recover permanently deleted emails, but you can restore them if you have an existing backup of an earlier date.

You can create a backup via Menu > Backup or you can set up an automatic backup to always have a recent backup on hand. You can restore from a backup via Menu > File > Restore.