Ok so this is a major issue that I run into all the time. Someone has a ton of emails they have accidentally deleted from inside their Outlook Express, or they are trying to get back emails someone else may have deleted maliciously. We actually have a really great piece of software what will recover deleted emails. I like our E-recovery for Outlook Express program, mainly because it works well, and is simple to use. Unlike other data recovery software options that can be very hit or miss, this particular type of recovery coupled with our program works really well, and has an enormously high recovery rate. So if you find yourself in this situation, he is what I recommend your next steps should be.
Deleted Emails In Outlook Express
Download our demo for E-Recovery and install it on your computer. It has a very easy to use install program and will allow you to run it from the start menu.
Once you are in the program you will see a screen that will have a list of your folders that you have in Outlook Express. They will be list like inbox.dbx, outbox.dbx and so on. Choose the folder you deleted the emails from and the deleted items folder because it is likely that the email will still exist in both places.
After this you can click the arrow button and it will begin to scan these folders for emails. You will get a list off all the emails it has found both deleted and not deleted. You can then go through this list and choose the emails you want to recover. Note : You will not be able to save the emails until you purchase the full version.
After you have saved the emails off you will be able to move them back into their rightful folder by selecting them and dragging them into Outlook Express. All of your attachments will be intact and your emails will be exactly as they were before deleted.
The one downside to this kind of recovery is that if you have Archived older emails those emails will not be able to be recovered. There is a chance that we may be able to do a logical recovery for you on archived data, but thus far we have been unable to make advances in getting into the archive file with software.