How to Perform Office 365 Restore Email from Backup (2 Ways)

Are you looking for easy and effective ways to perform Office 365 email restore from backup? This guide provides you 2 ways with details to enable the task.


By Miya Updated on September 8, 2023

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Benefits of Performing Office 365 Restore Email from Backup

Performing an Office 365 email restore from backup offers several benefits:

  • Data Recovery: In the event of accidental deletion, data corruption, or a security breach, having a backup allows you to recover lost or compromised emails. This ensures that critical business information is not permanently lost.
  • Granular Recovery: Backup solutions often offer granular recovery options, allowing you to restore individual emails, specific folders, or entire mailboxes. This flexibility enables targeted recovery without the need to restore the entire email system.
  • Time and Cost Savings: Restoring emails from backup can save time and resources compared to manual recovery methods. It eliminates the need to recreate or request emails from external sources, enabling quick restoration of data directly from the backup.

How to Perform Office 365 Restore Email from Backup with 2 Ways

In this part, we will provide you with two ways to perform Office 365 restore emails from backup. You can choose according to your needs!

Way 1. Using the Email Backup Plugin

Using the Email Backup add-on, you can effortlessly restore individual or multiple emails, folders, or mailboxes from backup in a single operation.

Step 1. To begin, access the Email Backup service and log in with your Microsoft 365 email address and password (note that your GoDaddy username and password will not be applicable here).

Step 2. Once logged in, navigate to the top of the page and click on Users. From the list of users, select the desired user for whom you wish to restore data. To access the mailbox data for the selected user, simply click on Exchange.

Click on Exchange


Step 3. To find and restore a specific email:

  • If you're unsure of the email's location, utilize the search function located above the message list in the upper-right corner. Simply enter relevant keywords or details to initiate the search.
  • If you know the folder where the email is located, navigate to that folder directly.

Step 4. Hover over the email you wish to restore (on mobile, tap the email), and then select Restore. On the rightmost side, a menu will appear, and Email Backup will validate your restore request.

Tip: If you wish to restore multiple messages simultaneously, you can select the checkboxes next to each email you want to restore. Above the list of messages, click on Restore.

Click on Restore

Step 5. Select Restore to restore Office 365 email. Once your request is submitted, Email Backup will begin the restoration process. It will retrieve and restore the selected item(s) or the entire mailbox from the backup source.

Select Restore

Now you know how to restore email from Office 365 via Email Backup if you want to give a full backup of your emails and restore from the backup. Please move to the second method.

Way 2. Restore Office 365 Email from Backup with AOMEI Backupper

In another scenario, if you possess an Office 365 email backup image created using the highly regarded backup and restore software - AOMEI Backupper Professional and you can effortlessly perform Office 365 email restore from backup. This software is recognized as the best Office 365 email backup and restore solution and offers an array of robust features, such as:

★Comprehensive Backup: It provides an Outlook Backup feature that enables you to back up the entire mailbox, including mail folders like Inbox, Outbox, Drafts, Contacts, Calendar, Tasks, Notes, and more. You also have the option to specify specific folders for backup.
★Scheduled Backup Tasks: With schedule backup feature, you can set up daily, weekly, monthly, event triggers or USB plug in backup tasks. Moreover, the software allows you to wake the computer to run scheduled tasks even when you are not actively using the Outlook application.
★Efficient Backup Methods: This software supports incremental backup or differential backup methods, which significantly reduce backup time and the overall size of the backup image. This optimization enhances your backup efficiency.

We invite you to download this powerful backup software and experience its capabilities firsthand. Give it a try and explore its extensive range of features for yourself.

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Once you have Office 365 backup in Outlook created by AOMEI Backupper, you can follow the steps below to restore Office 365 emails from backup anytime and anywhere you want.

Step 1. Launch this software and navigate to the Restore tab. Click on Select Task to proceed with selecting the specific task you wish to restore.

Select Backup Task

Step 2. Choose a backup point that corresponds to the desired created time and backup type. Once selected, proceed by clicking the Next button.

Select Backup Timepoint

Step 3. Now, choose the specific Office 365 email folder that you wish to restore. After making your selection, click the Next button to proceed.

Select Email Files

Step 4. Next, you have the option to either Restore to original location or Restore to a new location for selecting the target storage path to store the folders. Once you have made your choice, click on Start Restore to initiate the restore process.

Select Destination Path


That concludes the demonstration of how to perform an Office 365 email restore from backup using Email Backup and the exceptional backup and restore software, AOMEI Backupper Professional. Additionally, you can utilize its Outlook backup feature to automatically back up your Office 365 data to a preferred location, ensuring protection against data loss.

This software not only backs up and restores Office 365 emails, but also restores Gmail emails from backup. Take the opportunity to try it out yourself and experience its benefits firsthand.

Miya · Editor
Miya has an excellent insight and receives professional and systematic technical training since joining AOMEI. She has a comprehensive understanding of computer issues, aiming at helping users troubleshoot all kinds of problems. A lot of computer users around the world have found her articles very helpful!