How to Retrieve Deleted Junk Mail on Hotmail

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How to Retrieve Deleted Junk Mail on Hotmail
Retrieve deleted messages from Hotmail with ease. (e-mail image by F/32 from

If you have ever accidentally deleted an e-mail unintentionally, then you know how frustrating it can be to try to retrieve it. Perhaps you deleted your whole junk mail folder, not realising there was a message you would need within it. Luckily, with MSN's Hotmail e-mail accounts, deleted messages are stored for up to 10 days after being deleted. The e-mails are in a specific folder within your e-mail account before they are permanently eliminated. Retrieving deleted e-mails from this folder is relatively easy.

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Things you need

  • computer
  • Internet access
  • Hotmail e-mail account

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  1. 1

    Log in to your Hotmail e-mail account. Once in your e-mail account, click on the Deleted link on the left side of your screen. This will show all the e-mails you have deleted.

  2. 2

    Select the check box next to the email that you would like to recover. Click the "Move to" tab at the top of the screen.

  3. 3

    Choose which folder you would like your e-mail to be moved to from the drop down list that shows when you click the "Move to" tab. This will move your e-mail to the selected folder and store it there.

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