Recovering downloaded emails from inaccessible account

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  1. apologisenow macrumors newbie

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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 :)
     
  2. apologisenow thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Anyone? I really want to save these emails!

    Thanks :)
     
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  4. apologisenow thread starter macrumors newbie

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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 :(
     
  5. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    Can you "Move" a single message in that account to a folder in another account?
     
  6. apologisenow thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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.'.

    :(
     
  7. apologisenow thread starter macrumors newbie

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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?
     
  8. jr866gooner macrumors 65816

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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?
     
  9. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    The iOS client probably requires a response from both accounts to complete the move.

    Was the account Exchange, IMAP or POP?
     
  10. apologisenow thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the responses guys.

    The account is a Gmail account I really hope there is a way!
     
  11. apologisenow thread starter macrumors newbie

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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!!
     
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  14. apologisenow thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the response.

    Will this work for iPhone 5S though?
     
  15. apologisenow thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Unfortunately I don't think it will because I have the latest version of iOS :(
     
  16. apologisenow thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Which part of your link are you referring to? The Jailbreaking?
     
  17. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    Using iFunbox to browse the filesystem on the iPhone and access the Mail folder.
     
  18. apologisenow thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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!
     

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