[Full Tutorial] How to Recover Deleted Yahoo Emails from Months Ago
What to do if you accidentally deleted Yahoo emails that contain important information several months ago? This post provides you with a full tutorial on how to recover deleted Yahoo emails from months ago.
How do I recover deleted emails from months ago Yahoo?
“I accidentally deleted Yahoo emails that contain important information several months ago. How do I recover deleted emails from months ago Yahoo?”
-Question from Quora
To answer this question, you need to first know how long does Yahoo keep deleted emails. To save server space, Yahoo won’t cling to your deleted emails forever. It automatically clears your Trash and Spam folders after a certain period of time:
- ✍Trashed emails delete after 7 days.
- ✍Spam emails delete after 30 days.
Therefore, normally, your emails are permanently deleted after 7 or 30 days. However, there’s a slight possibility that you might find back your Yahoo emails in Outlook if luckily you have added your Yahoo account to Outlook, or any other mail services. But we should note you again, this is not a 100% thing. You might succeed if you are lucky enough.
How to recover deleted Yahoo emails [2 ways]
Even though there’s no method of how to recover deleted Yahoo emails from months ago, you are able to recover Yahoo emails deleted within 7 or 30 days.
Way 1. Restore Yahoo emails from the Trash folder
You can retrieve an email that you unintentionally deleted from the Trash folder. To recover your emails on your computer or mobile device, follow the instructions below.
Part 1. Recover deleted emails from Yahoo via computer
Let’s see how to retrieve deleted yahoo emails on the computer.
Step 1. Open Yahoo Mail in a web browser. In the left-hand navigation pane, click Trash.
Step 2. Find and select the email you want to retrieve by clicking the checkbox to the left of the sender's name.
Step 3. With the checkbox still marked, select Restore to Inbox from the list of options at the top of your inbox.
Step 4. Your selected emails will now be available in your inbox.
Part 2. Recover deleted emails from Yahoo via mobile device
Let’s see how to retrieve deleted yahoo emails on iPhone/Android.
Step 1. In the Yahoo Mail app for iOS or Android, open the navigation menu by tapping the icon on the bottom left of your screen. Then choose Trash.
Step 2. Open the message you want to retrieve. Tap Move and select Inbox.
Step 3. Your selected emails will now be available in your inbox.
Way 2. Restore emails by submitting a restore request to Yahoo
The second way of retrieving Yahoo emails is to submit a restore request to Yahoo.
Step 1. Open a Restore Request form via Yahoo Help Central. Then click Send a Restore Request.
Step 2. Specify in the required form. Then select Create Request to finalize your request.
Bonus tip: How to recover permanently deleted emails on Windows
If you lost the emails you have previously saved on your Windows computer, you can let the data recovery tool MyRecover scan your computer and find missing emails.
Outstanding features of MyRecover
- Help with data recovery in a range of circumstances. Disk formatting, virus attacks, unintentional deletions, system crashes, etc.
- Support all disk-based storage media types. SD card, SSD, HDD, external hard drive, USB flash drive, etc.
- Any type of file can be recovered in the original format. Texts, emails, compressed files, pictures, videos, audio, etc.
- Highly-compatible. Windows 11/10/8/7 supports NTFS, FAT32, exFAT, and ReFS. (Supports both 64-bit and 32-bit operating systems.)
- High-speed. MyRecover can quickly locate and restore deleted or lost data thanks to its powerful data recovery algorithm and sophisticated scan engine.
Before starting, download, install and launch MyRecover for Windows on your computer.
Step 1. Choose the partition where you have deleted emails > Click Start Scan.
Step 2. The tool will automatically search your hard drive to find deleted emails. You can type some keywords of the deleted emails in the search box to quickly find them.
Step 3. Choose the emails you want to recover > Select a place to save them. (You can recover any files during the scanning process.)
This post aims to answer how to recover deleted Yahoo emails from months ago. It states that you cannot recover Yahoo emails that are permanently deleted after 7 or 30 days unless you have added your Yahoo account to Outlook. Even if you have, the likelihood is very low.
Still, it is possible to recover deleted Yahoo emails within 7 days from the Trash folder or by submitting a restore request to Yahoo.