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katie58

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Hi to all, I am new to this forum and hope I don't do anything incorrectly here, having said that here goes. I am wondering if you can retrieve old emails or IM chats that were previously on your computer/laptop, even if they were deleted, if so how easy would that be to do. Thnaks in advance for any help. :tazz:
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gerryf

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I cannot speak for IM chats...not sure how they are stored.

What email program? Outlook and outlook express do not store emails as separate files, but as records in a database....deleted emails are very difficult to recover...
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Thanks for the help does that go for other email programs like yahoo and aol as well. Do you know how I could find out about the Im chats, mainly aol chats.
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yahoo and aol are stored on the server of yahoo and aol....retrieving a deleted email would require they access their backup, but I do not know how willing they are to do that.

As for chat, I have no clue.....the few time i used chat and used chat logging (is that what you mean?), the log was just a text file in the chat client directory
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