Mac Email Recovery: How to Recover Deleted Email on Mac

Part 1: Is Mac Email Recovery Possible?

I am using Mac OS X, and I use Apple Mail on my Mac. Yesterday I was clearing my Apple Mail box and I have mistakenly deleted some valuable incoming mails, which were not in my Gmail mail box too. How can I get all my mails back?

Apple Mails is a convenient tool for Mac users to manage emails, and accidental deletion of Apple mail brings inconvenience. What’s worse is that sometimes you can even hardly find the lost emails from Apple mail “deleted messages” tab, Mac trash or even your mail account in the Internet. However, your lost Mac emails can be possibly rescued as long as they have not been overwritten by new files on your Mac.

Wondershare Data Recovery for Mac is an amazing Mac email recovery program, it supports the recovery of email formats like PST, DBX, EMLX, EML and MSG. As long as you take action immediately, you can easily retrieve the emails lost due to accidental deletion, Apple mail upgrading or mail corruption.

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Read the following guide to perform Mac corrupted email recovery or Mac deleted email recovery now. If you are a Windows computer user, you can also download Wondershare Data Recovery for Windows and read Windows email recovery tutorial here: how to recover lost emails on Windows computer.

Note: Please do not install the program on partition that your emails were lost from.

Part 2: 3 Steps to Perform Mac Email Recovery

Step 1: Select the type of files you want to recover

To recover deleted email files, you can go to select the option "Email" to start.

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Step 2: Scan the Partition Where Your Emails Were Lost From

Select the partition where you are going to get your emails back and click "Start" to look for lost emails.

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Step 3: Deep Scan recovery

If quick scan can't get your lost email files, you can go to deep scan which will deeply scan your lost emails.

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Step 4: Recover Email on Mac

Now all found data will be displayed as the below image shows after the scan. You can preview the found emails to check how many mails you will be able to retrieve.

Then you can select your wanted emails and click "Recover" to save them on your Mac.

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Note: Please do not restore the recovered email back to its original location.

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Note: Recover Lost Mac Data under Mac OS X 10.13 (High Sierra)

Due to macOS High Sierra (macOS 10.13) requirement, Mac users are not allowed an access to the built-in system drive from any apps. Therefore, if you need to restore lost data from the system disk under macOS 10.13, please "disable System Integrity Protection" first.

How to disable "disable System Integrity Protection"? Please follow the steps below.

Step 1Reboot the Mac and hold down"Command + R" keys simultaneously after you hear the startup chime, this will boot OS X into Recovery Mode.

Step 2When the "OS X Utilities" screen appears, pull down the "Utilities" menu at the top of the screen instead, and choose "Terminal".

Step 3In the "Terminal" window, type in "csrutil disable" and press "Enter" then restrart your Mac.

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