When you accidentally delete a single message or log on to your Yahoo Mail account and find all your email folders empty, all is not lost. You can retrieve deleted email from the Trash folder or request that Yahoo restore your email account to a previous state to recover missing emails – even messages deleted from the trash – but you have to be prompt about it.
Act Quickly to Recover Lost Yahoo Mail
If you act quickly, there is a chance Yahoo can restore your mailbox to a previous state from a backup copy, recovering your lost messages whether you accidentally emptied the Trash folder containing an important email or a Yahoo Mail glitch made mail disappear.
You’ll have the most success undeleting mail if you realize you deleted an important email right away. When you delete an email, it is moved to the Trash folder, where it sits until you empty that folder. You can undelete a message quickly as long as it is still in your Yahoo Mail Trash folder. To undelete a message in Yahoo Mail:
- Click the Trash folder in Yahoo Mail. You’ll see it in the navigation pane at the left of your Yahoo email screen.
- Select the email(s) you want to move to undelete.
- Click the Restore to Inbox button to transfer them out of Trash and into Inbox.