April 11th, 2018
March 6, 2021
Have you deleted an email from Thunderbird and emptied the trash and want the email back! In Thunderbird, you can undelete your emails if you have not compact Thunderbird emails. Because if you have accidentally or un-accidentally deleted any file, it is just marked as deleted until you compact and remove the marked folders. Here the manual guide that will guide you how to recover deleted emails from Thunderbird.
This problem is very complex for users if the emails contain essential data. Corruption of data means an error in data during writing, sending, transmitting or communicating data. Generally, people are unable to restore corrupt Thunderbird email, which they usually consider as a corruption of data in emails. Both the manual and the software solution is available for Thunderbird Email Recovery to recover MBOX emails from Thunderbird.
What generally users ask if they face this problem to recover deleted emails from Thunderbird?
User Query 1
“I have deleted some of my important Thunderbird emails from the local folder and in an attempt to retrieve from the trash folder, the mail got deleted. Now, I have no idea how to restore the files from the local mail folder. Although the manual solution is available, But also suggest me with any free software that assists me to retrieve Thunderbird emails”
User Query 2
“I stored a backup for my old mail which is stored in a .mbox format but I tried to open it in Thunderbird unable to do so(unable to access mailbox data). Now, how can I restore my old mail in Thunderbird emails as a backup for later use.”
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There are more than a few unheard-of cases, which can lead to corruption in the folder of Mozilla Thunderbird. Few of them are mentioned below :
If you are working with IMAP email service then it is easy to recover Thunderbird email. As the IMAP connection provides the online backup up through which email recovery is possible. But if you have a POP connection, it becomes difficult to restore emails especially Thunderbird local folders.
There are different choices which you can opt to handle Thunderbird Email Recovery; options be either the manual solution or the third party solution. This blog will guide you to the best suited and tested solution that you can opt for.
If you have emptied your trash folder or permanently deleted Thunderbird emails from your PC. You will still have a chance to recover permanently deleted emails after emptying Thunderbird trash, follow the tip to recover deleted email messages from Thunderbird:
Step1: On Mozilla Thunderbird client, select Help -> Troubleshooting Information option from the Menu bar
Step2: On the opened troubleshooting page, select the Show Folder button; that will open your profile folder on the local system.
Step3: Open the subfolder mail and select your related profile from which you can recover the deleted emails. Here I am selecting “ImapMail“
Step4: Inside the folder, right in the Inbox and edit with notepad or notepad++ (recommended).
Step5: Now you can find all the email message deleted or not deleted in the large text form. The messages starting with “From” so you can find and go to one message to another one. The deleted messages have X-Mozilla-Status: 0009 change it to 0000 to recover the message. You can do the same thing for all the message by replacing the number.
To know how to recover deleted emails from Thunderbird by repairing Trash folder. You can take help of following steps to do the same :
The manual method is always not a reliable solution for Thunderbird Email recovery. The above-mentioned methods do not assure that the users are able to recover deleted files from Thunderbird. The recovery of corrupted emails using these method work to some extent and also have some file size limitations. To overcome these challenges you are recommended to use Thunderbird MBOX recovery software by SysInfoTools.
The software scans deleted or corrupted emails and exports the emails into different file formats such as PST, EML, MSG, and RTF. The tool can easily run on every Windows 10 and below versions.
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The above-recommended tips are the simplest way to retrieve your lost Thunderbird emails. You need not be a technical person to recover deleted emails from Thunderbird. You only have to follow the above steps in the mentioned tip that will quickly help you regain your lost emails within few seconds. And hope you had found this article helpful.