Done something stupid

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Japtastic, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. Japtastic macrumors newbie

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    I removed my IMAP account from Outlook 2011 and all my folders and emails have disappeared. I tried going back in to the old identity and the folders are there but the emails aren't. The IMAP server is no longer so I can't get in to it that way :(

    Are they stored any where else or have I lost them for good?

    No time machine backup. (I know, what a ****!)
     
  2. GSPice macrumors 68000

    GSPice

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    If the IMAP server "is no longer" how were your emails syncing before? Were they even syncing? :confused: Hopefully an IMAP and Outlook expert will chime in; I would've thought that if your email was deleted by removing an IMAP account, then your email was syncing only with the IMAP server, without saving a local copy (which I would think would require another prompt, i.e., "delete local mail?" when you removed the IMAP account).
     
  3. Japtastic thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just don't know :eek:

    I'm hoping they are somewhere as there is some important stuff in there that would be a pain in the ass to loose. I have found a 'Database' file that is around 1GB but this may make up all the other folders and not the IMAP one's...
     
  4. simonsi macrumors 601

    simonsi

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    When did you last actually see the emails there? If the imap server disappeared some time ago did the emails get archived locally due to age?
     

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