Recover Deleted Email messages in Vista Windows Mail and Windows Live Mail
Outlook Express was, and by the time of this writing still is, the most popular email client by a huge margin.
It's hard to overestimate the amount of support Outlook Express has received from third party developers. Multiple
free and commercial products compete for your disk space and a place in your Start menu, including tools that backup
and restore email messages, and that fix and recover corrupted mail database. Outlook Express users certainly have no
lack of email recovery tool that help to recover accidentally deleted email messages.
The situation has changed momentarily. With the release of Windows Vista, Outlook Express has been superseded with
a new-generation email client, Windows Mail. Windows Mail stores email messages in a new format that is completely
different from Outlook Express and incompatible with anything before it. Familiar mail recovery tools for Outlook
Express no longer work with Windows Mail, and, as is typical, there is no method to undelete email messages provided
Recovery for Windows Mail is one of the first products on the market to support the new Windows email client. It is
designed specifically to undelete email messages in Windows Vista.
Windows Vista offers increased security and strengthened protection against modern threats. New security
measures typically prevent users and applications from accessing important files and modifying vital information.
In order to overcome these restrictions, you would have to be logged in as an Administrator, or at least as a
user with administrative rights. This may become a major inconvenience for a home user, and a total show-stopper
in a corporate environment.
Windows Mail differs from Outlook Express in the way it stores email. Each message is stored in a separate file,
complemented by meta-information that's stored in a mail database for faster indexing. Deleting email in Windows Mail
simply moves messages into the "Deleted Items" folder without affecting the files. But if you remove a message from the
"Deleted Items" folder, there is no easy way to undelete that mail.
Recovery for Windows Mail protects your messages from accidental deletion. It can undelete and fully recover
deleted mail even if it has been erased from the "Deleted Items" folder. Protect yourself and download your free evaluation
See also: recover deleted emails in Mozilla Thunderbird