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Recover deleted email through Exchange 201o server

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We have a 2010 Exchange Server in office of 15 people.  Someone had been let go and we believe they deleted their SENT  emails and then emptied the DELETED mail folder.  We tried to get them back through Outlook with the recover deleted option  but there is nothing showing.  not sure if they also did that and pickled the purge option.    I have been searching for how to recover the emails through Exchange and it is a bit confusing and not sure I am getting the right info.  The Exchange was set to keep the mail for 14 days which was default.  I have changed it to 45 now for the future. I know that doesn't affect things that have been released.

I don't believe we have the recover individual mail feature on.  The info I was getting online refers to searching for specific email from someone or to someone and or with a certain key word.  We just want to get back all mail the person may have deleted from SENT and then emptied.    Is there a straight forward way to do this?
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Not sure if they did purge. If not or if so regardless  what is best way to find them. I believe it can't be through  the EMC??  

We do have daily backups of the Exchange server.  Would we need to backup the mail database and restore one from week ago and check his email then put back current database

And I would.have backed up PNY if.management  gave me any warning.  Oh well
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we have a Barracuda 190 backup device. Backs up to local hard drive in device and to the cloud.  Have never used it to restore more than a Word doc
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Thanks all. sorry this was left open.  All helped and we got back some of the old emails.
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