Restore an email account

I was just asked to see if we could find an email that an assistant got or sent 5 years ago, but her account has been disabled since 2012?  I believe we are now on Exchange 2010.
Kim LevyaIT ManagerAsked:
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Andy SCommented:
If the mailbox is just disabled, give someone full access permission to it and have a look through it, hopefully it's still in there.. if not, hopefully you have a backup of it you to restore it and then access it.. depends how your backups are done as to how easy that would be.
In an ideal world you'd have it archived somewhere as a .pst you could just open from outlook and away you go ..
Clark KentSoftware Engineer cum BloggerCommented:
Hello Klevya,

In addition to Andy’s comment, I would like to add a few things too and that are:

1.) You are running a organization that probably means you have been archiving data of your each employee (PST). Go and find the PST file which are required to look over and extract the necessary emails.(Just tried to re-phrase what Andy said)

2.) Even though you are have Exchange does not mean you would have kept everything. It about your luck so go and dig deep your Exchange Database.

Clark Kent
5 year old..!  This is only possible if you've a backup of 2012.

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