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


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?


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have you tried importing the OE from outlook instead copying accross from imap? see


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

since you are in exchange environment you can always try recover the deleted items - see

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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