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Caly18
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I previously used my pc to access my emails but now my pc has been damaged and can't turn on. Am I able to find emails that I have opened on my pc when I log in to webmail or not? I can't seem to find anything prior to Jan 2019 when I log in to Telstra webmail through the internet. Also, if I set up my account on another computer will that bring up past emails or only new emails from date of setting up? Thank you Caly18

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Re: Emails

There are two way you can set up an email account IMAP or POP. If the account was set up as IMAP the emails across all devices are synchronized on all devices and the sever. If set up as POP the email is downloaded from the server to your device and by default after a certain period of time usually 14 days the copy on the server is deleted. It sounds like your email client was set up to use pop and the only way to recover the emails is to find the email data file on the hard drive of your old PC and import the data file into another email client on another PC.

Setting up a account on another PC will not restore the emails. They have to be imported from the original email clients data file.

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Level 24: Supreme Being
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Re: Emails

There are two way you can set up an email account IMAP or POP. If the account was set up as IMAP the emails across all devices are synchronized on all devices and the sever. If set up as POP the email is downloaded from the server to your device and by default after a certain period of time usually 14 days the copy on the server is deleted. It sounds like your email client was set up to use pop and the only way to recover the emails is to find the email data file on the hard drive of your old PC and import the data file into another email client on another PC.

Setting up a account on another PC will not restore the emails. They have to be imported from the original email clients data file.

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philquad2
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Re: Emails

or you could fix your computer
is it a desktop? maybe the power supply
that would be easier than taking out the drive to get pst file off it.

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