How to Recover Deleted Emails in Yahoo Mail?

Well, Yahoo Mail seems to understand that how frustrating it becomes for users when they lose access to their important emails, or unknowingly delete them in their respective Yahoo Mail account.  And therefore, Yahoo Mail offers a feature which helps you recover your lost or deleted emails in your account. To know how to recover lost or delete emails in your Yahoo Mail account, follow the step-by-step instructions provided below.

Steps to Recover Deleted Emails in Yahoo Mail

Search your Trash Folder

Generally, when you first delete an email in your Yahoo Mail account, it gets transferred automatically to the Trash folder of your Yahoo Mail account. So, from the Trash folder, you can retrieve your deleted emails easily.

NOTE: The duration for which Yahoo Mail keeps your delete emails in Trash Folder is not known, so make sure to search for deleted emails in Trash folder as soon as you can.

1.) Log into your Yahoo Mail account and open the Trash folder located on the left-hand side panel of your Yahoo Mail account’s page.

2.) Once you are into the Trash folder of your Yahoo Mail account, try locating the deleted emails in it.

3.) If you are fortunate enough to find the deleted email still in the Trash box, simply open the email and click on the Move option located in the toolbar in the above section.

4.) Next, select the Inbox option or any other folder option where you wish to move the email from the Trash folder. The email will be straight away transferred to the folder selected by you.

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5.) However, if you are not able to locate the email in the Trash folder by searching manually, you can make use of the Search option to help you locate the email in the Trash folder.  To search, enter the email address of the sender or any related keywords to the deleted email and press Search button. If the email will be there in the Trash folder, it will be displayed in the search result.

In case you don’t find the email in the search result or if you have also deleted the email from the Trash folder, you can use Yahoo Mail Restore feature.


NOTE: To submit a Restore Request, sign into your Yahoo account and go to this link When the link gets opened in your web browser, click on the Send a restore Request button to submit restoration request.

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Yahoo Mail Restore can help you recover emails that are lost or deleted in last 7 days. For this, you will need to submit a restore request to Yahoo. However, before submitting a restore request, consider the following:

  • You will not be able to cancel the restore request once you have submitted it.
  • Restoration requests are not always successful.
  • Emails that would have been deleted or gone missing in last 7 days will be recoverable.
  • Emails that would be recovered will be added back to the same folder where they were at the time frame you selected to restore to. If you can’t find the emails after restoration process, check your Trash
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And, this is how you can recover deleted emails in Yahoo Mail.

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