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Lost email from Hard drive crash

Hi Reader,

My computer hard drive crashed and have lost all my email data back to Oct 9th (last back up)


How do I apply to bigpond to get the emails resent to me, both incoming and outgoing.


Do they charge for it? I know by law they are required to keep everything that passes their servers but to the public they delete it once you have downloaded it.




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Re: Lost email from Hard drive crash

I have never read anything about internet service providers having to retain mail data. I could be wrong however unless you were using web mail / imap your emails will be gone forever. Have you logged into the web mail portal to see if there is any old emails?

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Re: Lost email from Hard drive crash

Hi Goldie8,


Regrettably lost emails are lost emails. We don't store customer emails once they've been received and so we're unable to arrange to have these "resent". Unless you've backed them up yourself using an email client or similar you'll not be able to retrieve these.


That said if you've not deleted them from your Webmail, you should be able to log in using your bigpond email details and view them in browser.


Thanks, Tim 

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