Just because you delete an Outlook item doesn't mean it's gone. Learn how to permanently delete an Outlook item using the keyboard — and where to find copies you might not realize exist.
- There might be a copy of the permanently deleted item in your backup file.
- A copy of a permanently deleted email might still exist in the Sent Items folder, as an original item or as part of a continued conversation.
- If you sent or forwarded the message, one of more of the recipients might have a copy on their system.