Recovering downloaded emails from inaccessible account

apologisenow

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Jan 10, 2012
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Hi everyone,

Is it possible to recover/backup/forward my downloaded emails that are on my iPhone? The issue is I cannot actually access the account anymore as it has now been deactivated since graduating from university.

Any help will be great as there are a lot of emails I would lose.

Thanks :)
 

apologisenow

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Jan 10, 2012
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Thanks for your response :)

I would but there are 4 years worth of emails so I was hoping there would be an easier method. I assumed there might be a way to extract them from a backup but I think someone would have suggested that if there was :(
 

apologisenow

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Jan 10, 2012
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Can you "Move" a single message in that account to a folder in another account?
Thanks for your response.

I have now realised that it is possible to move between different email accounts by pressing back to view all of your accounts (once you have pressed move). However when I try to do this an error message comes up saying 'Unable to move.'.

:(
 

apologisenow

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Jan 10, 2012
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The ridiculous thing is in order to move the email I think it needs some sort of internet connection as oppose to just moving through the OS.

Is that correct?
 

jr866gooner

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Sounds about right.. You say they may be on a backup. Have you ever used ibackup bot?

Perhaps someone that's used it could advise?
 

BrianBaughn

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I have now realised that it is possible to move between different email accounts by pressing back to view all of your accounts (once you have pressed move). However when I try to do this an error message comes up saying 'Unable to move.'.
The iOS client probably requires a response from both accounts to complete the move.

Was the account Exchange, IMAP or POP?
 

apologisenow

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Jan 10, 2012
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Thanks for the responses guys.

The account is a Gmail account I really hope there is a way!
 

apologisenow

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Jan 10, 2012
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Think I might have to give up on this. The only option I can see is copying the contents out of each email.

Cannot believe it is coming down to this!!
 

apologisenow

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Jan 10, 2012
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Using iFunbox to browse the filesystem on the iPhone and access the Mail folder.
I think 8.3 has disabled that or something now from what I have read. I have tried it and can't seem to be able to find the emails either :(

Thanks though!