Mac Email Recovery: How to Recover Deleted Email on Mac

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.

Part 1: Free Download the Best Mac Email Recovery Software

Recoverit Mac data recovery 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.

email file recovery

Your Safe & Reliable Email Recovery Software

  • Recover lost or deleted files, photos, audio, music, emails from any storage device effectively, safely and completely.
  • Supports data recovery from recycle bin, hard drive, memory card, flash drive, digital camera and camcorders.
  • Supports to recover data for sudden deletion, formatting, hard drive corruption, virus attack, system crash under different situations.

Part 2: How to Recover Deleted Email on Mac

Download and install Recoverit Email recovery on your computer, launch it and follow the following guide to perform Mac corrupted email recovery or Mac deleted email recovery now.

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

Step 1: Select a data recovery mode to start

To recover deleted email files, you can go to select the option "Deleted Files Recovery" mode to start.

select deleted files recovery mode to start

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

After selected a data recovery mode, Recoverit data recovery will start a quick scan to search your lost Email files.

scan lost email files

Step 3: Deep scan with "All-Around Recovery" mode

If quick scan can't get your lost email files, you can go to scan agian with "All-Around Recovery" mode which will deeply scan your lost emails. While it will take more time to completed the scan.

scan with all-around recovery

Step 4: Preview and Recover Email on Mac

After the scan, all recoverable files will be displayed. You can preview the recovered email files and click "Recover" to save them on your Mac.

preview and recover email on mac

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

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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