In today's computer era, email has become the fastest and most popular way of communication for professional as well as home users. In order to effectively send, receive, store, and organize your emails you may need to have an email client and Microsoft Outlook suits best for it. Along with your precious emails, Outlook also stores contacts, tasks, notes, journals, attachments, and appointments in PST (Personal Storage Table) file. When you simply delete the emails from the PST file, it directly goes to Deleted Items folder and you can restore them easily, without using a professional deleted mail recovery utility.
The Microsoft Outlook data file (PST file) works as a database. All your emails, contacts, notes, journals, and other items are stored in a single file. The PST file uses an index to manage all the items in the file. PST file index works like a file system on hard drive. MS Outlook uses this index to locate particular items in the PST file and extract them. It improves the performance of your Microsoft Outlook application in searching, locating, storing, and accessing any item.
When you remove an email from Outlook account, it goes to Deleted Items folder and can be restored, if deleted unexpectedly. In case you remove the mail using Shift + Delete key combination it bypasses the Deleted Items folder or you empty the Deleted Items folder, it can not be restored.
However, the mail is not deleted permanently even in this case. It is still there in the PST file and can be recovered using deleted email recovery software. Only the index entry of the item is deleted and thus Outlook can not locate and access it. After deleting an item, Outlook declares the space occupied by particular item as 'whitespace', which can not used to store any other item.
In case you compact the PST file after deleting emails from it, the process writes data on the whitespace and make it impossible to recover the data.
In order to recover deleted emails, you need to restore data from the most recent backup. But, if backup is either not updated or not valid, you are required to go for third-party applications to get your lost emails back.
The deleted mail recovery software systematically scans entire PST file and extracts all inaccessible items from it. They works in each and every possible situations of email deletion.
Stellar Phoenix Deleted Email Recovery is the best mail recovery software that ensures absolute recovery in all cases. The software works well with Microsoft Outlook 2007, 2003, 2002 (XP), and 2000. It recovers emails, contacts, notes, journals, attachments, and all other PST file objects.
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