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Question: Changed jobs, deleted old job email now no contacts

Yesterday I took my old work email off my device, today I have no contacts, just some texts or numbers that say "Maybe:" this person or that person. Is there a way to get my contacts back since I no longer have access to the email as it has been taken off my prior employers server?

iPhone 6s, iOS 11.2.6

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It appears that you had your contacts synced with that email account. If that is the case and you no longer have access to that account, then the contacts are lost. This is especially true if this was an Exchange account. However, there are other email accounts that allow you to sync your contacts, such as Yahoo, Gmail, etc.

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Mar 15, 2018 10:24 AM in response to Devistator16 In response to Devistator16

What to do after [or before] you change your Apple ID email address or password - https://support.apple.com/HT204071 - After you change your Apple ID email address or password, you might need to update your sign-in information with any Apple services you're using.

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Mar 15, 2018 10:49 AM in response to Devistator16 In response to Devistator16

It appears that you had your contacts synced with that email account. If that is the case and you no longer have access to that account, then the contacts are lost. This is especially true if this was an Exchange account. However, there are other email accounts that allow you to sync your contacts, such as Yahoo, Gmail, etc.

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Mar 15, 2018 10:52 AM in response to Devistator16 In response to Devistator16

If you were tied to enterprise management software through work email, it's not unusual for this to happen when you leave a job and shut down access to your previous work email. Especially, if all your contacts were linked to that email account. I don't know if there's a solution to that or not. Hopefully someone will chime.

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