How to recover permanently deleted emails from Yahoo Mail?

Key Takeaways: 1. You can quickly recover deleted Yahoo emails from ‘Trash’ folder.2. You can send a request for those emails to Yahoo that cannot be found in the junk folder.3. Remember that restores are not always successful, still trying is not a bad idea.

Keeping your Yahoo inbox neat and organized is not an easy task. In the process of doing so, I even lost some of my important emails that I deleted, thinking they weren’t important. Has this happened to you?

We all have the habit of deleting emails that are of no use to us; however, it can be scary when you mistakenly delete an email that was important to you. But nothing to worry about if you are a Yahoo user. Yahoo offers an easy way to restore permanently deleted emails. In this article, I will walk you through all the possible ways that Yahoo offers to recover deleted emails, either temporarily or permanently.

Solutions to Recover or Restore Permanently Deleted Yahoo Emails

Solution 1 – Restore Deleted Yahoo Emails from Trash

The ‘Trash’ folder could be the savior for you, if you find yourself in a situation like mine. All deleted emails from Yahoo go to your ‘Deleted Items’ folder first, but they won’t stay there forever.

“Note- Emails in the Yahoo Junk folder are automatically deleted forever after 7 days; therefore, you need to be very fast to retrieve them.

Here are the steps you need to follow to recover deleted Yahoo emails that are still in the junk folder:

  1. Sign in to your Yahoo account with your username and password.
  2. Once you are logged in, go to the ‘Mail’ section
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  1. Then on the left menu you will see some options, click on ‘Deleted Items’.

Click on the deleted items

  1. On the right, you’ll see all the emails you’ve deleted in the last 7 days. Check the box you want to recover or restore to the inbox. On the top menu, you will see the ‘Restore to Inbox’ option, click on that.

Click restore to inbox

  1. Doing this will restore all selected deleted emails to your Yahoo account inbox.

Solution 2 – Check the archive folder

It is also possible that instead of permanently deleting the email, you have mistakenly moved it to the ‘Archive’ folder. So, before jumping to a final conclusion, you should take a look at your Yahoo account archive folder to recover possibly deleted emails:

  1. To do this, you need to sign in to your Yahoo account.
  2. Click on the ‘Mail’ icon located in the upper right corner.
  3. Then in the menu on the left you will see some options, click ‘Archive’.

click file option

  1. Look for deleted emails in the Archive folder, if you found the email you were looking for, just check the box next to it and click ‘Restore to Inbox’.

Click restore to inbox

Solution 3 – Check your spam folder

The next thing to do is to check the spam folder as you may have moved the email to the spam folder unknowingly; the ‘Spam’ button is located next to the ‘Delete’ button in your Yahoo account, so just to make sure the email is not in your spam folder, follow the steps below:

  1. Once you’ve logged into your Yahoo account, click on the ‘Mail’ icon in the top right corner of the screen.
  2. Then in the menu on the left you will see some options, click on ‘Spam’.
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Click spam

  1. Look for deleted emails in your spam folder, if you see the email you were looking for just check the box next to it and click ‘Restore to Inbox’.

Click restore to inbox

Note: emails in the Spam folder are automatically deleted after 30 days; so make sure you are fast enough to recover lost emails.

Solution 4 – Submit a request to Yahoo to restore deleted emails

If none of the above methods helped you, there is one last solution you can try. You can send a restore request to Yahoo for emails you accidentally deleted or lost in the last few days. This may or may not work depending on what time you deleted your emails.

  1. Sign in to your Yahoo account
  2. Then go to this link in a new tab:; click the ‘Submit a Restore Request’ button.

Please log in to your Yahoo account and go to 'Recover Lost Deleted Emails Page' to click the 'Submit a Restore Request' button

  1. On the next page, you will first need to describe your problem, and then mention the times you last saw the missing messages; then enter your Yahoo ID and then enter an ID that Yahoo can use to contact you. Once you have finished entering all the information, click ‘Create Application’.

Describe your issue, enter your email ID and click the 'Create Request' button

  1. After that, you will receive an email from Yahoo informing you that your request has been sent and it may take up to 8 hours to recover deleted messages. So make sure to wait 8 hours and if you still haven’t got your email back, you can check all the folders in your Yahoo Mail account. Also, be sure to check your junk folder as the email may have landed there.
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This is how you can simply recover permanently deleted emails from Yahoo.

frequent questions

Q1. Can You Recover Deleted Yahoo Emails Years Ago?

A1. No, you cannot recover Yahoo emails that were deleted years ago, as Yahoo only gives you the option to recover emails that were deleted in the last 7 days.

Q2. How long does Yahoo keep deleted emails?

A2. Yahoo keeps deleted emails for 1 week only; within that week, you can either recover the emails from the ‘Trash’ folder or send a restore request to Yahoo.

Q3. Why are emails disappearing from my Yahoo Inbox?

Emails can disappear from your Yahoo Inbox for a number of reasons, such as:

  • The emails have landed in the wrong folder.
  • Incorrect settings have led to the deletion of the emails.
  • You have accidentally deleted the emails.
  • The emails have disappeared due to a virus or malware attack.

Q4. Where have deleted emails from Yahoo gone?

A4. Emails you delete from your Yahoo account remain in the trash for 7 days; if more than 7 days have passed, the emails may have been deleted forever and will be saved on the server; after that they will be permanently deleted.

Q5. How long does it take to restore deleted Yahoo emails?

TO 5. If you are recovering deleted emails from ‘Trash’ folder, it is a matter of just a few minutes. Just select the email from the ‘Trash’ folder and then click ‘Restore to Inbox’.

If you have submitted a request to Yahoo to restore deleted emails, the process may take up to 24 hours or more to complete.

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