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How do I recover lost email in Windows 8 Mail

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    windows 8

    How do I recover lost email in Windows 8 Mail


    I was setting up a signature in windows 8 mail, it requires that the sync email box be checked. I exited the setup screen and the program began to sync to (nothing?) no warning that what was about to happen is the loss of all email in the account. Can I recover my emails from the apps EML? and how. Since I am using Gmail and not clearing the server, all of my incoming email is accessible, My sent mail is not accessible. This seems like a heavy price to pay for setting up a signature.

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  2. #2


    UK
    Posts : 333
    Windows Server 2012 R2 / 8.1


    Hi jmcdill6,

    Try going in to account and changing "download email from" to "Anytime"

    To do this:
    1. While in your gmail account press + I
    2. click "account"
    3. Click in to your Gmail account
    4. You should see a field "Download Email" on the drop down box change that to "Anytime"

    (please see the screenshot below from Ectech)

    Have you tried going in to accounts and removing your Gmail account and then adding the gmail account again .

    To do this:
    1. While in your gmail account press + I
    2. click "account"
    3. Click in to your Gmail Account, scroll to the bottom and click "Remove Account"
    4. Then you can add the account again and let it synchronize

    Give that a try.

    Cheers,
    Harry
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  3. #3


    Posts : 1,360
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    Hello jmcdill6, Welcome to EightForums.

    In order to view all of your sent mail you need to change the default setting within the Mail App. Click "Download email from" and choose Anytime. Your mail should be automatically synchronized between all folders. If you have a large number of emails stored on the Gmail server it may take a few minutes to catch up. Below is a screenshot of the setting.

    Click image for larger version

    Here is another guide which you might find useful.. Mail app for Windows - Microsoft Windows
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2
    windows 8

    Thanks Harry


    Thanks Harry:
    Tried solution #1 did not work. I will try removing then recreate the account.
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