Recovering Deleted E-mail in SBS 2003 [Windows Small Business Server 2003 Best Practices book excerpt]


I am harry brelsford, author of Windows Small Business Server 2003 Best PRactices (aka purple book) and each day I post up a snipped from the book fro your reading pleasure. I hope to do this until SBS 2008 ships and beyond!

Today is a snippet on recovering deleted e-mail.


Harry Brelsford, CEO at smb nation

Microsoft Small Business Specialist SBSC, MBA, MCSE, MCT, MCP, CNE, CLSE, CNP

PS – did u know I host an annual conference in Seattle each october for SBSers and SMB consultants? This year we help launch SBS 2008 and Essential Business Server (EBS) between October 4-6!

Recovering Deleted E-mail

Now go ahead and give the deleted e-mail capability a test with this procedure. Note that there is great business value in this ability to rapidly recover individual pieces of e-mail (instead of relying on an Information Store-level restore via the native backup program).

1                    Log on as NormH at PRESIDENT with the password Purple3300.

2                    Launch Outlook 2003 from Start, E-mail.

3                    Delete an e-mail from the Inbox (this could be the “Ideas for forth­coming Dog Shows” message that you created in Chapter 6).

4                    Right-click Deleted Items and select Empty “Deleted Items” Folder. Click Yes on the Microsoft Office Outlook dialog box that appears. The e-mail is now gone.

5                    With Deleted Items still highlighted, select Recover Deleted Items under the Tools menu.

6                    Highlight the e-mail you just deleted beneath Subject in the Recover Deleted Items From – Deleted Items dialog box that appears.

7                    Click the Recover Selected Items icon (yellow e-mail message with blue arrow on toolbar).

8                    Notice the e-mail has been recovered to the Deleted Items folder. You could now copy it back to the Inbox.

9                    Isn’t that cool! It will save you HOURS as your manage your SBS 2003 network.


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One response to “Recovering Deleted E-mail in SBS 2003 [Windows Small Business Server 2003 Best Practices book excerpt]

  1. zlatan24

    I heard about not bad application-Recover Outlook, it may recover Outlook files and data from corrupted pst files of all Microsoft Outlook mail clients, from Microsoft Outlook 97 to Microsoft Outlook 2003. To save the recovered information as files with the *.pst extension, you should have the Microsoft Outlook 98 mail client or higher installed on your computer, also use to recover Outlook email and data from corrupted *.pst files protected with a password.

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