How to find old emails once deleted from trash?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ralimage, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. ralimage macrumors newbie

    Jan 29, 2008

    I need to find some old emails that I have deleted from my mailbox. Is there a way to find them on my hard drive somewhere?

  2. JNB macrumors 604


    Oct 7, 2004
    In a Hell predominately of my own making
  3. Neutral Gamer macrumors 6502a

    Neutral Gamer

    I found that simply using the system wide Spotlight (can't remember if the Spotlight in Mail worked) inadvertently brought up e-mails that I thought I'd deleted ages ago. I was pretty surprised you could still view them weeks after I'd emptied the Trash folder in Mail!

    Strange hey? What happens if I want to get rid of them permanently to stop other people finding them?

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