If you delete an e-mail from your Hotmail account and later realise that you need it, you may be able to retrieve it if you act fast enough. For a short time, deleted e-mails are stored in the “Deleted” folder where you can easily access, view and recover them. If you need a message back that is not visible in your Deleted folder, you can contact the Windows Live Solution Center for additional assistance.
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Sign in to your Hotmail account, and click “Deleted” on the left side of the page.
Look for the email that was deleted. If you find it, click the checkbox next to it to check it.
Click “Move to” at the top of the page, and select “Inbox.” The email should be restored to your inbox.
Type windowslivehelp.com into your browser’s address bar.
Scroll down to the “Forums” heading, and click “Lost or Deleted Emails.”
Click “Ask a Question.” If you do not already have a Windows Live Solution Center account, you will be prompted to create one before you can ask a question.
Post a message to this forum requesting help from a Windows Live expert. Include your e-mail address and state that you need a deleted e-mail recovered. You will receive a reply from a Windows Live expert who can attempt to retrieve your recently deleted e-mails.
Tips and warnings
- Try retrieving your deleted e-mail as soon as possible. Once the email is permanently deleted from Hotmail’s servers, there is no way to get it back.
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