Recover Deleted Items
If you accidentally delete an email out of your Deleted Items folder (which permanently deletes the email), Outlook 2013 or 2016 may be able to recover it without the need to request support from OIT.
These instructions will recover emails that on our Office 365 mail server. This process will not work for any email that has been achieved or was not stored on our Office 365 mail server.
Recovering Deleted Items in Outlook 2013 - 2016
- Open Outlook, and from the tabs at the top select Folder and click on Recover Deleted Items.
- In the window that appears, you will have two different options:
Restore Selected Items: This option will move any messages you have selected back into your Deleted Items folder.
Purge Selected Items: This option will remove all messages you have selected from the mail server. Once you purge the items, there is no way to retrieve them.
- Verify that the recovered emails are now in your Deleted Items folder.
If you have any issues with Settings in Outlook, please contact the OIT Support Center.