443 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 13, 2010 7:31 AM by MACarmel
when you delete an account in Mail preferences it disappears completely along with all of its mailboxes. the data is not retained anywhere on the drive and is deleted immediately. it warns you about it when you delete an account. you should have read the warning. if you don't have a backup then all those emails are gone.
the only (very slim) chance of getting any of them back would be by using data recovery software like Data rescue 3 or Filesalvage.
V.K., thank you for that dispiriting news. Unfortunately, maybe hard to believe, but it did not warn me or I would not have deleted it. I did it in preferences under email accounts. Where are the email messages stored? Perhaps I deleted it in an unusual way and I can check to see if they are there? Thank you for your assistance and feedback. MACarmel.