Asked February 26, 2015, 4:48 AM EST

i just wanted to ask, if you deleted your e-mail even in your trash, is it possible of people to find it, to track it, or is it possible for the person to re-cover it?

Outside United States

1 Response

As a practical matter, if you are just trying to recover it yourself, the email is not recoverable, once you have emptied it from the trash. However, it is important to point out that copies of that email do likely still exist on email servers it moved through to be delivered to you, in the sender's email account, and potentially other places. Therefore, law enforcement officials or others with sufficient motivation to retrieve the email may be able to. The details depend largely on the email provider, type, sender and receiver, and other factors.