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Can I recover my emails i after deleting an imap account from within outlook??

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I just deleted an aol(imap) email account from within Outlook 2003.  I was troubleshooting a problem I was having in Outlook where the my user name and password was rejected over and over.  I proceeded to goto Tools, email accounts, and then removed the imap account with the intention of re-addiing the account to try to solve.  To my surprise when I looked in Outlook, all of my emails were gone!!!...Please help!!
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by:lobo797
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If it was indeed an IMAP account, you should still have access to whatever is on the aol account.  Double check by using your webmail access to your aol account.  Recreating the IMAP account should pull back any email messages that are on the aol server.

All the best..
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by:jtreeves722
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The problem is that Im having trouble accessing my aol account because of password problems, so I cant see webmail either....Im sure I will work that out with AOL.  BUT.....What if I didnt have the box checked for "leave mail messages on the server"?....Does that mean my .pst kept nothing?....Is there any sort of  "recover deleted account" tool...Is this something that happens with IMAP accounts?  I have deleted pop3 account from outlook and re-added before without it wiping out all existing downloaded emails in outlook.
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I may not fully understand IMAP, but usually it only keeps sync with actions such as deleting or moving/creating folders.  "Leave mail messages on server" should only be applicable to the pop accounts.  I guess what I'm trying to say is that you should have all, or at least, most of your email.  Have you tried creating a new IMAP account to see if it pulls your emails back in?
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by:jtreeves722
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Yes, I have created a new account(after I deleted old one and began to panic after seeing all emails vanished!!) but I cant get messages yet because of password problem....If only I was so lucky to see them after resolving password issue...
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by:Jordanlcn
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IMAP Stores all email in the Server.  It only download headers to the PST file.  The only time you can delete a email message using IMAP is when you delete a message in your client while IMAP is connected.  So nothing to worry about. Once you fix your password with AOL you will have all your emails back.
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by:chcw
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Try to use AOL password recovery function to recover your password, then login your AOL account, you will be able to access all the emails on the server.
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