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Retrieve old previously received email with outlook or ISP

By starsixtyninereturn ·
Hello all, again I re-installed windows and every time I do I always forget to back up my old messages and contacts.

I was wondering if there was a way to receive my messages from the past week or so maybe through my ISP or through outlook. I have an Alltel/Windstream account.

Thanks for the help

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How did you

by cmiller5400 In reply to Retrieve old previously r ...

How did you install windows? Did you delete the old partition or just install another copy? If you did delete the partition, you would probably need the services of a data recovery house to possibly get it back. If you just installed another instance, search in your old profile for the pst file where it was stored.

As far as getting it through the ISP, you would need to contact them.

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I'm out of luck

by starsixtyninereturn In reply to How did you

Yeah I deleted the partition because I wanted to merge two partitions back together so I've got a fresh install with only the one new user profile.

And I've never changed the setting in Outlook Express. So the messages should just been downloaded to my pc.

Oh well. Luckily I didn't lose any particularly important info. Thanks guys for your responses.

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most likely no.

by robo_dev In reply to Retrieve old previously r ...

IF you had your email client software setup to leave the email on the server, then your email will still be on the server at your isp and you could use their webmail client to get your messages.

IF you had your email client setup to download it to your PC (default setting), then you're hosed.

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tough one

by demosthanese In reply to most likely no.

In most cases you are gonna be out of luck. If you only reloaded windows there is a PST file you can get

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