“I am a new Outlook user and hence not aware about a lot of technicalities associated with this application. Today, as I opened Outlook, I realized that a few of my emails are missing, I was shocked by seeing this change at first, but didn’t try anything because of the fear of losing them permanently. Why is it happening, and how can I fix this?”
Just like the above user, someday you too may surprisingly find out that some of your emails are missing from your Inbox folder. These emails can be the recent ones or older ones, can be of a certain subject or by a certain person, and so on. This blog is going to help you recover all the disappeared emails from your Outlook mailbox.
There are several reasons due to which your emails might be missing from your mailbox. A few are reversible, while a few are not. Let’s discuss the possible reasons:
There might be some issues in POP or IMAP settings of your account. If you have made any mistake while configuring them, you may face this issue.
You actually might delete emails accidentally and not realise it and hence they might be disappearing from your account. Let’s say you have Outlook configured in your mobile and it is synced too. Unaware of this sync, you are deleting emails when they are actually getting deleted from your account and not just from your mobile.
If you have been inactive for a long while, then also you may face this issue.
If you have applied wrong fiters you may be unable to read emails that are a few days old, read, unread, without attachment, etc.
You can also face this issue if your Outlook account is hacked or misused by someone. Try changing your password.
As we have discussed, there are many reasons why emails may disappear. To solve this problem, we are going to discuss a few of the most suitable manual solutions. Let’s check them out:
If you can’t find a few messages in your Inbox in Outlook, then probably you have deleted those emails accidentally. These emails you delete from the inbox, actually don’t get eliminated right away. Instead, these emails get saved in the Deleted Items folder. So, to recover deleted items, go to the Deleted Items folder and recover emails from there.
If you can’t find a few of the emails that were there before in your inbox, try searching them with the Advanced Find feature of Outlook. To do so, follow the below-mentioned steps:
By exporting old emails and then importing them to a new Outlook profile, all the disappeared emails can be brought back in your mailbox. Let’s know all three steps, one by one, in a detailed manner.
Exporting old mail history is the first step to bring back lost old emails. So, let’s get started:
Once finished, you must be able to see those disappeared emails again.
This was the last of the three steps, after performing which you will be able to bring all your disappeared emails back to the new Outlook profile.
Well, if the above-mentioned methods are a bit boring or difficult for you, we suggest you a shortcut method – do it with an automated PST repair tool. We can use Kernel for Outlook PST Repair to recover permanently deleted emails or fix corruption in the PST file. Try its trial version for free to get an idea about its features and working. Here is a screenshot of the tool where you can see an option to save deleted emails only.
In the article, we have presented both manual techniques and the advanced software to find out why the incoming emails disappear and how you can recover emails. If the manual method does not recover the data, then you can use Kernel for Outlook PST Repair software that will recover all the emails including the deleted ones. Later, you can save the emails again in a new PST file.