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Hi. I have mistakenly deleted the contents of some email folders in Apple Mail. Is it possible to undo this operation?

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Re: undo delete mail

It depends on whether the mail client is set to permanently delete or just moves deleted items into the Trash/deleted items folder.

Worth checking trash/deleted items to see it the emails are in there.  If so you can move them back to the relevant folders.

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Re: undo delete mail

Thank you very much Graham. I should have said that there are currently 2000 deleted items in the trash and I was hoping not to have to go through them all. I wondered if I could just do something like an "undo delete" and reverse the operations I had erroneously done?

If not I could search for those with senders or details that I know, but I'm likely to miss quite a few doing it that way.

Thanks again for your help,

Caz

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Wow, I'm amazed that you have that many emails in trash.  Clearly you are not using a Virginmedia email account as the trash folder is automatically cleared regularly, albeit at apparently random intervals, despite the stated policy.

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Re: undo delete mail

It is likely the undo buffer is no longer available to undo the delete action with + Z so instead try the following in Mail:

  • select Trash folder
  • enter the following text in the Search field:

 

email added after Tuesday

 

  • select and move the emails to the appropriate folders

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Re: undo delete mail

Many thanks I tried that but it came up with nothing but thanks for the suggestion.

 

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