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Recovering Deleted Email
Read the article that everyone's commenting on.
I recently went to the local pc store and bought an old 8GB drive to do a test on. The goal was to find who owned it originally.
The amount of data I found on it was amazing. The drive had been corrupted intentionally by deleting the boot sector and formatting. But the format wasn't a low level.
I was able to recover email from hotmail and yahoo, addresses and contacts, personal info and pics. I did this for my own training in the field of computer forensics so I destroyed the drive when I was done and deleted the image.
The point of the story is ,I am absolutely amazed at what can be recovered! Even after a format. All free web mail is recoverable in the unallocated space of your drive. They are stored in a non-extension format and point to other files. before you sell that drive, erase that thing completely! magnetic?
again the penguin sleuth kit worked wonders.
How do I delete old address accounts from my drop down box? I already deleted the hotmail service.
Not sure which drop-down you're talking about. There are many.
I would like to know is there a way to clear my deleted e-mails from my deleted box? I have deleted 5,450 e-mails how do I get rid of them?
I am new at this help!
It depends on the email program or interface you are using. MOST will allow you to view the deleted email folder and when doing so will ahve an "empty" option. Or you can go into the deleted folder and delete the messages therein to delete them permanantly.
it's probably impossible, but i was wondering if it is to recover long lost e-mails. i had a hotmail account 3 years ago (which has long since been inactive and does no longer exist). when i was using this e-mail address, i recieved e-mails but stupidly deleted them all. is there any way at all that i may be able to retrieve any one of them? thankyou, alex.
I can't imagine any practical way to get them back.
Hi can u tell me how to recover mails which i have deleted from my mailbox of sancharnet.in
It depends on your mail program and ISP.
How do I recover deleted e-mail using Eudora? I will await your reply.
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