How to Recover a Deleted Email in Outlook
Deleting old or unimportant email is a good practice that keeps your inbox from becoming unmanageable. Often an email is inadvertently deleted or you find a reason you need to access it later. Microsoft Outlook has a tool that allows easy recovery of previously deleted messages and can save you from losing work or having someone resend you the message.
Open Microsoft Outlook by clicking on the desktop shortcut. If there is no shortcut, open the "Start" menu and select "Microsoft Office" and click on "Outlook."
Open the deleted items folder. Messages that have not been purged from the deleted folder can be selected and moved to the inbox.
Click on "Tools" and select "Recover Deleted Items." This will open a new window with a list of deleted messages.
Click on the message(s) you want to restore and click "Recover." The messages will be restored to your deleted items folder.
Move selected messages out of the deleted items folder to the inbox or another desired folder.
Tips & Warnings
- Creating an archive of all emails allows you to save server space while keeping every email received.
- Be careful not to empty the deleted items folder when selecting the recover deleted items button.