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HT1427 I accidentally deleted all my emails. Can Time Machine restore them?

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Feb 8, 2013 11:29 AM

I lost all my emails. I was deleting specific ones on my Mac mail and accidentally deletaed all. I wonder if Time Machine can restore them and how to do it if so.  I have OS X 10.6.8. Thank you for any help.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (8,480 points)

    Yes it can; it restored mine from time to time.  


    Go to your email pages, then open Time machine.   It should open with a rather narrowed version of the page but decipherable all the same.


    Once the grey time scale appears, scroll up until you reach the approximate date or the date of the missing mail.   Highlight the mail then click restore.


    Clearly it could be a long job to do all of them and I don't think there is a form of consolidated restoration.


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