I need help trying to recover two IMAP folders which have been deleted in the process of moving my domain name between two accounts. The ISP said all files would be deleted so I copied my emails from the IMAP folder to a local folder (or at least I thought I did) with teh intention to copy back to the IMAP folder when the new account was active. It was only once my domain transferred that I realised that the SENT and DRAFT items were not copied.
I have contacted my ISP but they confirmed the domain and all files have been deleted. I have read that Thunderbird does not delete emails but this seems to work well only with local folders. I have checked my local folders but they were not copied. I have tried accessing the IMAP folders but it seems these were updated with the new contents (i.e. virtually empty) when the new email account was setup. I tried using the restore fuction on Vista but it reverted back to a previous version which was blank.
As the emails were written and stored on my computer (and not just on the server), I wondered if there were any other ways round this?