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Posted on 2008-02-11
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how can i recover deleted mails for outlook 2003
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If they are no longer in your Deleted Items, you will have to be using an Exchange Server in order to have that ability.

In Exchange your email administrator may have set up a backup of Deleted Items.  What you do is go into your Deleted Items, then click Tools, then Recover Deleted Items.  If the Mail Admin didn't set up a retention time for deleted mail then this will be empty.  If you aren't on Exchange you won't even see Recover Deleted Items as an option.

If it's past the retention time that was set by the Mail Admin, then a restore of the mailbox would need to be done.

If the email was hard deleted (shift-del) that bypassed the Deleted Items folder, but is still within the retention time of the Exchange Server then check out the following article from Microsoft:


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