How to retrieve emails that have accidentally been downloaded from server via POP3

Hi,

I've made a bit of a mess of my emails and would like some help.

I needed to set up an email account in Outlook Express on an XP machine that mananges our Fax/Printer/Scanner unit. So I chose my own exchange account and set up a POP account using the internal IP address of the server. It connected successfully and all my emails started coming in. Back at my desk I then noticed all my emails were disappearing from my Exchange account in Outlook.

I've lost 1000 or so which are now sitting on the XP machine in Outlook Express...

I added an IMAP connection to the same account, and copied the emails from the POP inbox to the IMAP inbox, and thought I was back in business.

However, when I now look at my Outlook session, all of the copied emails are showing as having arrived today, at exactly the same time (the time I did the copy to IMAP). In reality some of them are over a year old, so this is going to be confusing...

The emails are still available in the POP account. Is there a way I can get them back onto the exchange server without having this date issue?

Thanks


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moregadCommented:
have you tried importing the OE from outlook instead copying accross from imap? see http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HA010943871033.aspx

cheers,
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nanocosmCommented:

Try using Mailstore Home (http://www.mailstore.com) on the OE Machine (archive the OE mails), then setup the exchange account in outlook and import the archived mails to Outlook.


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moregadCommented:
since you are in exchange environment you can always try recover the deleted items - see http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Recovering-Deleted-Items-Exchange-Server-2003-Part1.html

hth,
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99JoolsAuthor Commented:
Thanks for all the responses. The one I've marked is the only one I tried, and this worked fine.
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