How do I restore gmail inbox emails that Outlook 2010 Beta deleted

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Imacountrygirl

I used Outlook 2010 Beta for the first time today...first time I've ever used

Outlook. I added three email accounts, the default one being my personal

gmail account. After adding them, I read some of my emails...was thinking

how cool this was....when I discovered I was unable to log into gmail

accounts from my Firefox browser. I then deleted the email accounts from

Outlook. The only account affected by all this is my default personal email

account at gmail, somehow all of my inbox emails were deleted. Vanished.

Poof!!! I tried two different restore points and both times got error message

they had failed to restore. Any ideas on how to restore/retrieve the missing

emails? I'm on an Acer Aspire 5516 laptop, vista 32 os. Not sure if this is

the right place to ask, but I haven't been able to find any other way to

address this issue. Thanks for any help.
 
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DL

Depends how you configured the gmail account in Outlook, if via pop mail

then all mail would have been downloaded to Outlook unless you set the

option to leave a copy on the server.

Restore points have no impact on data

"Imacountrygirl" <Imacountrygirl> wrote in message

news:51573080-0CD4-4D54-BBBE-ED249BDE054E@microsoft.com...
> I used Outlook 2010 Beta for the first time today...first time I've ever
> used
> Outlook. I added three email accounts, the default one being my personal
> gmail account. After adding them, I read some of my emails...was thinking
> how cool this was....when I discovered I was unable to log into gmail
> accounts from my Firefox browser. I then deleted the email accounts from
> Outlook. The only account affected by all this is my default personal
> email
> account at gmail, somehow all of my inbox emails were deleted. Vanished.
> Poof!!! I tried two different restore points and both times got error
> message
> they had failed to restore. Any ideas on how to restore/retrieve the
> missing
> emails? I'm on an Acer Aspire 5516 laptop, vista 32 os. Not sure if this
> is
> the right place to ask, but I haven't been able to find any other way to
> address this issue. Thanks for any help.
 

Diane Poremsky

Senior Member
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Office 365 Exchange
I don't know if something changed in outlook 2010 or with gmail, but in the

past, leave mail on the server was not necessary for gmail pop accounts -

gmail ignored the client and used the settings configured in gmail.

"DL" <notvalid@spoofaddress.co.uk> wrote in message

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> Depends how you configured the gmail account in Outlook, if via pop mail
> then all mail would have been downloaded to Outlook unless you set the
> option to leave a copy on the server.
> Restore points have no impact on data

> "Imacountrygirl" <Imacountrygirl> wrote in
> message news:51573080-0CD4-4D54-BBBE-ED249BDE054E@microsoft.com...
> >I used Outlook 2010 Beta for the first time today...first time I've ever
> >used
> > Outlook. I added three email accounts, the default one being my personal
> > gmail account. After adding them, I read some of my emails...was
> > thinking
> > how cool this was....when I discovered I was unable to log into gmail
> > accounts from my Firefox browser. I then deleted the email accounts from
> > Outlook. The only account affected by all this is my default personal
> > email
> > account at gmail, somehow all of my inbox emails were deleted. Vanished.
> > Poof!!! I tried two different restore points and both times got error
> > message
> > they had failed to restore. Any ideas on how to restore/retrieve the
> > missing
> > emails? I'm on an Acer Aspire 5516 laptop, vista 32 os. Not sure if this
> > is
> > the right place to ask, but I haven't been able to find any other way to
> > address this issue. Thanks for any help.


>
 
D

DL

so gmail realy does its own thing and ignores the general pop conventions,

cest la vie

"Diane Poremsky [MVP]" <outlookmvp@msn.com> wrote in message

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> I don't know if something changed in outlook 2010 or with gmail, but in the
> past, leave mail on the server was not necessary for gmail pop accounts -
> gmail ignored the client and used the settings configured in gmail.

> >

> >

>

> >

> "DL" <notvalid@spoofaddress.co.uk> wrote in message
> news:eNQVdI5iKHA.5520@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> > Depends how you configured the gmail account in Outlook, if via pop mail
> > then all mail would have been downloaded to Outlook unless you set the
> > option to leave a copy on the server.
> > Restore points have no impact on data
>

>> "Imacountrygirl" <Imacountrygirl> wrote in
> > message news:51573080-0CD4-4D54-BBBE-ED249BDE054E@microsoft.com...
> >>I used Outlook 2010 Beta for the first time today...first time I've ever
> >>used
> >> Outlook. I added three email accounts, the default one being my
> >> personal
> >> gmail account. After adding them, I read some of my emails...was
> >> thinking
> >> how cool this was....when I discovered I was unable to log into gmail
> >> accounts from my Firefox browser. I then deleted the email accounts
> >> from
> >> Outlook. The only account affected by all this is my default personal
> >> email
> >> account at gmail, somehow all of my inbox emails were deleted.
> >> Vanished.
> >> Poof!!! I tried two different restore points and both times got error
> >> message
> >> they had failed to restore. Any ideas on how to restore/retrieve the
> >> missing
> >> emails? I'm on an Acer Aspire 5516 laptop, vista 32 os. Not sure if
> >> this is
> >> the right place to ask, but I haven't been able to find any other way to
> >> address this issue. Thanks for any help.

>

>>
 
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Patrick Keenan

"Imacountrygirl" <Imacountrygirl> wrote in message

news:51573080-0CD4-4D54-BBBE-ED249BDE054E@microsoft.com...
> I used Outlook 2010 Beta for the first time today...first time I've ever
> used
> Outlook. I added three email accounts, the default one being my personal
> gmail account. After adding them, I read some of my emails...was thinking
> how cool this was....when I discovered I was unable to log into gmail
> accounts from my Firefox browser. I then deleted the email accounts from
> Outlook. The only account affected by all this is my default personal
> email
> account at gmail, somehow all of my inbox emails were deleted. Vanished.
> Poof!!! I tried two different restore points and both times got error
> message
> they had failed to restore. Any ideas on how to restore/retrieve the
> missing
> emails? I'm on an Acer Aspire 5516 laptop, vista 32 os. Not sure if this
> is
> the right place to ask, but I haven't been able to find any other way to
> address this issue. Thanks for any help.


System restore points wouldn't likely help this - that's not the correct

tool for the task.

Can you find any PST files that would be the correct size and date? If so,

open them in a new Outlook profile and see what's there. Note that PST

files are helpfully kept in a folder marked as hidden, so your search needs

to account for this.

If that shows you the messages you are looking for, you can try re-creating

an Outlook profile with an IMAP account for gmail. Then attach the PST

file and copy the messages to the IMAP inbox, which is on the server and

will be available when you access it via a browser.

Changes made in Outlook won't prevent you from logging into gmail via a

browser, so if you can't log in via browser, something else is going on.

In all the versions of Outlook I've used, which don't include 2010,

messages are left in the gmail inbox regardless of retention settings in

Outlook.

HTH

-pk
 
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