Recovering from a dumb mistake

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  1. newsroom_can

    newsroom_can Canada eh?

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    I use Mail for my e-mail. It was not working properly (could not receive e-mails) and I went into preference to check my account settings. (I have two)

    By mistake, I deleted one of my account and now all of my e-mails are gone! Anyone know how to recover old messages that got deleted? It should be on my hard drive somewhere because I downloaded them... :wtc:
     
  2. tenplanescrashing

    tenplanescrashing Active Member

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    ouch, that sucks. I'd like to know as well.
     
  3. IcyHot4Life

    IcyHot4Life Str8 Ballin'

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    search for a file called "mbox"... if you can't find a directory structure that matches your account name, you're screwed :hs:

    I once did that to three years' worth of e-mail because I was trying to set up different "roles" for my mailboxes... hope you have better luck than I did
     
  4. newsroom_can

    newsroom_can Canada eh?

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    I did find a file called mbox... but I did not have any luck. I only had about 30 e-mails that I received recently. (That was on my pop mail server and did not get deleted.)

    :wtc:
     
  5. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    you sure the messages aren't still on your server?

    dumb question, but did you try re-entering the settings that you accidentally deleted yet?
     
  6. turbo91

    turbo91 New Member

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    another reason IMAP > POP...but the way Mail does IMAP sucks. Better off using Thunderbird.
     
  7. IcyHot4Life

    IcyHot4Life Str8 Ballin'

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    btw, this is exactly the reason I got off my ass and started using Backup.app. If you have a .mac account it's free, and lets you automate backups of mail, preferences, safari bookmarks, your keychain, and/or any folders you wish. I do a backup to my iPod and take it home with me every time I'm back from college; do a restore to my account on the home machine, and it's as if my desktop never left me :coold:
     

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