How To Recover Deleted Emails On Your MacBook Air

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If you’re a Macbook Air user, you know how important it is to have access to your emails. Unfortunately, sometimes emails can accidentally be deleted. If this happens, don’t worry – there are ways to recover deleted emails on your Macbook Air!

The first step in recovering deleted emails is to open the Mail app on your Macbook Air. Once the app is open, select Settings, then click Accounts. Find the account associated with the email that was deleted and click Mailbox Behaviours. Here you will see the setting for the Bin Mailbox option; if a mailbox is specified here, any deleted emails can be viewed until they are permanently erased.

If a Gmail message was accidentally deleted and it has been less than thirty days since the deletion, users can recover their own messages from the Trash by following these steps: In the Mail app on your Macbook Air, start typing a phrase in the search field (if it’s not shown, click the Search button in the toolbar). Choose a Mail suggestion and Mail will create a search filter in the search field and list any matching messages it found. Then tap in the upper-left corner and tap an account’s Trash mailbox. Tap on the email you want to recover and then tap. Finally, tap Move Message and choose another mailbox to move it to.

If you were unable to recover your deleted email using these steps or if more than 30 days have passed since the deletion of your Gmail message, contact Google support for assistance as they may be able to help retrieve your message from their servers.

We hope this blog post has helped answer any questions you may have had about recovering deleted emails on your Macbook Air!

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Where Do Deleted Emails Go on a Mac?

If you’ve deleted emails from your Mac, they may have gone to your Bin mailbox. To check, open the Mail app on your Mac and choose Mail > Settings. Click Accounts, select an account, click Mailbox Behaviours, then check the setting for the Bin Mailbox option. If a mailbox is specified here, you can view deleted messages in the Bin mailbox until they are permanently erased. Please note that emails may also be removed permanently if they exceed the storage limit of your mail provider.

Recovering Permanently Deleted Emails From Apple

Unfortunately, it is not possible to recover permanently deleted emails from Apple. Once an email has been permanently deleted from an Apple account, it can’t be recovered. The best way to make sure you don’t lose important emails is to back up your data regularly in another location such as a cloud storage service. Additionally, if you have an email archiving system in place, you can access those emails at any time.

Unable to Locate Old Emails on Mac

It’s possible that you may have inadvertently moved or deleted your emails. Check your Trash folder to see if the emails are there. If you have rules set up, they may have moved messages to other mailboxes. Additionally, if you use a sorting feature, it is possible that the emails are in the list but not in the order you expect. If the missing emails are from a specific person or group, check whether you blocked messages from them. Lastly, try searching for the emails using keywords associated with them.

Viewing Permanently Deleted Emails

Unfortunately, once an email has been permanently deleted, it cannot be recovered. We understand how important emails can be and we advise that you double-check your deleted items folder to ensure that you haven’t accidentally deleted any important emails. If you have already permanently deleted an email, all hope is not lost as there may still be a chance to recover those emails. Some third-party applications are available that offer the ability to recover emails from within the client and on the web up to 30 days after deletion.

Are Deleted Emails Gone Forever?

No, deleted emails are not lost forever. As long as you delete them within the last 30 days, you can easily recover them from your Deleted Items folder. After that time period, the emails are automatically deleted from the folder and cannot be recovered. However, even if an email is older than 30 days, it may still be recoverable from a backup system if your email provider has one in place.

Recovering Permanently Deleted Emails from a Laptop

If you need to recover permanently deleted emails from your laptop, you’ll need to use a file recovery program. First, download and install a trusted data recovery program onto your laptop. Next, open the program and choose the drive or partition where you lost email files. Then, look for PST files or Outlook files in the file type list. Once you’ve located these, select them and click the “Recover” button to begin restoring the emails. Depending on the size of the files, this process can take some time. When it’s finished, check to make sure that all of your emails were restored successfully before closing out of the program.

Locating Mac Email Backups

The backups of emails stored in Mac OS X Mail are located in the user’s Library folder. Depending on the version of Mac OS X Mail you are using, you can find the current mail folder either by pressing Option and selecting Go followed by Library > Mail (for versions 2 and above) or by going to Finder > Home > Library/Mail (for version 1). The backups are usually stored as .mbox files within these folders.

Retention Period for Deleted Emails on Apple Platforms

Apple keeps deleted emails in the Trash mailbox for 30 days. After that, they are permanently erased. If you delete an email from, it will be deleted on all your devices that have Mail turned on in iCloud settings. So, it is important to note that your emails can remain accessible for up to 30 days if you delete them from an Apple device, and then permanently after that time period has passed.

Recovering Permanently Deleted Emails from iCloud

Unfortunately, no. If you have permanently deleted emails from iCloud, they cannot be recovered or restored. You should ensure that any emails you want to keep are backed up in another location, such as a computer or external hard drive.

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James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.