recovering mac mail after removing account

a mailbox was removed from mac mail in error.
this warning was not observed!!!
"deleting the account will remove all of its data from Mail. This action cannot be undone"
Any ideas??
Not 100% sure but i think it's snow leopard. I can check later.
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Eoin OSullivanConsultantCommented:
Unless you've a time machine or other backup I've BAD NEWS .. the data is gone, gone, gone.  DAta recovery programs might recover some of the individual emails but they'll not be in a structured format.
The only other hope would be if the email was setup as IMAP and there is still an online copy of the mail.

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crangle22Author Commented:
thanks Eoin.
it was pop unfortunately!
it's os x 10.6.8 for what it's worth!
can you recommend any data recovery programs for mac mail?
Eoin OSullivanConsultantCommented:
Specifically for MacMail .. no there is nothing.

The best tools for OSX all cost a few $$ .. I've used and can recommend both of these.  Check the versions on their sites that are compatible with 10.6
Stellar Phoenix DataRecovery
crangle22Author Commented:
ok thanks Eoin.
I will keep you posted
crangle22Author Commented:
I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for donal99's comment #a40686074

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advise was very helpful. i didnt have much success recovering the email!
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