Recover e0mail

Posted on 2009-04-30
Last Modified: 2013-11-05
Is there a way in which to view and recover e-mail off of the exchange server? I have a user that wants to see his e-mails for the first of the year.

To add insult to injury he has deleted some of the emails in his mailbox.
Question by:thenrich
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    You are going to need to restore his mailbox from backup.  Restore the mailbox to a duplicate mailbox from the backups from the beginning of the year.  At that point you can add the new duplicate mailbox to his Outlook so he can see the emails in question.
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    How can I see what is in there right now that hasn't been deleted?
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    You can give yourself permissions to his mailbox, and add it to your own Outlook and look through it.  I did this all the time when I was doing Exchange Admin work.  The link below has good instructions and screenshots.

    Also, if the email has been deleted within the retention policy date range you can go into the Deleted Items in this person's mailbox, and Recovery Deleted Items.  This assumes a retention policy has been setup on the Exchange server.

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