- 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.
Susan Sales Harkins is an IT consultant, specializing in desktop solutions. Previously, she was editor in chief for The Cobb Group, the world's largest publisher of technical journals.