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Email Data Recovery

June 24, 2014

Email Data Recovery Services from

Email communication drives the daily operations of most modern businesses, and lost emails can present a significant roadblock in some situations. Our laboratories have developed numerous techniques for fast, dependable email recovery, and because we have a comprehensive understanding of the unique attributes of different email systems, we can quickly return a functional copy of the files created by various email clients while protecting our customers’ security.

Some of the most common email clients include:

  • Outlook
  • Outlook Express
  • Mozilla Thunderbird
  • IBM Lotus Notes
  • Eudora

There are dozens of other popular clients in use, and we have file tools available for all email formats.

Outlook Data Recovery and File Size Limits

Currently, Microsoft Outlook is by far the most popular email client in use, and we are particularly well-outfitted to recover data from Outlook PSTs and OSTs. These are the file formats that Outlook uses to store email data; OST files are used when Outlook works in conjunction with a Microsoft Exchange server, while PST files are primarily found on independent machines.

Larger email archives can become fragmented, and because Outlook originally imposed a strict size limit on email archives (which increased from 2GB to 50GB in Outlook 2010 and 2013), extremely large files can become corrupt or inaccessible. A common error message states that users need to permanently delete items in order to reduce the amount of data in the PST files, but older versions of Outlook did not generate this error message – users would suddenly find their data missing or inaccessible without any prior warning.

To recover data from damaged email archives, engineers can manually reduce file sizes, fix corruption, and treat physical media issues in a Class 5 clean room. We recover the vast majority of email archives with simple file utilities, and in many cases, email data recovery can be performed in a matter of hours. Each of our laboratories is staffed with experienced email recovery experts, and we can help you save a tremendous amount of time by utilizing our exclusive technology. For a free quote, call us today at 1.800.237.4200.