If you accidentally deleted an important email, Yahoo offers you two options to recover your email. You can find and restore your email from the “Deleted Items” folder or the “Trash” folder, or ask Yahoo to restore your email backup. Here’s how.
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Retrieve Deleted Yahoo Emails from Deleted Items on Desktop
When an email is deleted, Yahoo moves it to the “Deleted Items” folder instead of deleting it permanently. It’s possible that your deleted email is still available in this folder, and if it is, you can restore it to your inbox.
To do that, first launch a web browser on your device and open Yahoo Mail. Log in to your Yahoo account if you haven’t already.
In Yahoo’s email interface, click “Deleted Items” on the left sidebar.
In the right pane, you will see all your deleted emails. Click here on the email you want to recover.
When your email is open, click “Restore to Inbox” at the top of the email.
And Yahoo will return the selected email to your inbox. Your email recovery is complete.
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Recover Deleted Yahoo Emails from Trash Bin on Mobile
On your mobile phone, use the official Yahoo Mail app to possibly recover your deleted emails.
Start the recovery process by launching the Yahoo Mail app on your phone. Tap “Inbox” in the bottom bar of the app.
Select “Recycle Bin” from the folder list that opens.
In the trash, select the deleted emails you want to recover. Then tap ‘Move’ at the bottom.
In the menu that opens, select the folder where you want to recover your deleted emails.
And that’s it. Your deleted emails are now back in your chosen email folder.
Ask Yahoo to recover your deleted emails
If you don’t find your deleted email in “Deleted Items” or “Trash”, it ended up there too. In this case, you cannot restore your email yourself, but you can ask Yahoo to restore your email backup. This method works on both desktop and mobile.
In most cases, Yahoo can recover the emails that have disappeared in the last 7 days. There is no guarantee that your email will be recovered, but at least you can try.
To get started, launch your favorite web browser and go to Yahoo’s email recovery page. On the page, click ‘Send a recovery request’.
If you haven’t already, log in to your Yahoo email account and continue.
Once you’re logged in, Yahoo will display an “Email a Specialist” page. To retrieve your permanently deleted email, please fill out the recovery form as follows:
- Describe the problem: Select how your email was deleted using this drop-down menu.
- When was the last time you saw the missing messages: Select the time when you last saw your missing email.
- Yahoo ID: Enter your Yahoo email address.
- Email address you have access to: Enter a secondary email address where Yahoo can contact you.
Confirm the captcha and then click on ‘Create request’.
Yahoo will try to restore a backup of your emails and can help you find the deleted email. In the meantime, all you can do is wait for a confirmation email from Yahoo.
If you ever lose an email in Gmail, you can also recover your lost Gmail emails. Check out our guide to see how.
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