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How to restore apple email from time machine

how to restore apple email from time machine

Apple Mail offers Mac users a simple way to stay in touch with others. But sometimes these emails containing important messages can be deleted or lost by mistake. When such a failure occurs, you may wonder if you can restore your deleted emails on your Mac and, if you can, how to do it. Apple Mail is the built-in mail client added with Mac with OS X 10.0. It works perfectly with other email service providers, such as iCloud, Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, AOL Mail, Outlook, and Exchange. When you use the Apple Mail, you save your emails locally on your Mac rather than on the email provider server or your cloud service, which is the main reason why it is possible to restore apple email from time machine.

The easiest way to restore deleted emails on your Mac is to restore messages from Recycle Bin, which is only suitable for Apple emails that are not permanently deleted. If you want to restore permanently deleted emails from Apple Mail, then the best method is to use Mali Backup X, and if you have Time Machine enabled, you can also use it to restore the apple email account from time machine.

Method 1. Restore deleted messages from Apple Mail from Recycle Bin or Trash

The Apple Mail has a trash folder that stores recently deleted Apple emails. If you do not delete emails from the trash folder, you can restore your deleted emails.

  • Click on the Mail icon to open Apple Mail.
  •  Click View in the menu bar and go to the show deleted messages.
  •  Click on the Trash tab in the sidebar, and you will view the list of your deleted emails.
  • Select and right-click on the message you want to restore and then choose “restore” to restore your deleted email to your inbox.

How do I restore apple email folders from the time machine?

If you have Time Machine Backup enabled, you will automatically and periodically back up your Mac to your backup disk. Therefore, after permanently deleting emails from Apple Mail on your Mac, you can restore your messages using Time Machine. (As you can see in the steps below, it is not so easy to do things with Time Machine. Fortunately, you can choose to restore deleted files without Time Machine. 

How to restore apple email from time machine?

There are two options to restore apple email from time machine backup.

Option 1. Restore files from Time Machine backup disk

  • Step 1. Connect your external backup disk to your Mac and turn on your Mac.
  • Step 2. If your Mac starts with the Setup wizard, configure your country, keyboard, and network details. Then choose to transfer your information from a Time Machine backup from the migration Wizard window. If your Mac starts in the Finder, go to “Applications” > “Utilities” > “migration Wizard” and choose to transfer your information from a Time Machine backup.
  • Step 3. Select the desired Time Machine backup and click Continue.
  • Step 4. If you have a choice of several backup options, select one and click Continue.
  • Step 5. Choose the files to transfer and click “Continue”.
  • Step 6. Once the transfer is complete, restart your computer and log in to the destination account and then you will see all the restored files.

Restore Permanently Deleted Apple Emails on Mac with Mail Backup X

First you need to install MAIL BACKUP X Software?

Once you have Downloaded the Dmg file, follow the below mentioned steps.

1. In the first step, double click on the DMG file to Launch the setup Wizad. 

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2. Now click on tab Continue to proceed to next step.

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3. Please select an appropriate location with required disk space to proceed with the Mail Backup X App installation on your Mac

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4. Click Continue to next step as Installer checks for the required disk space

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5. Click Install to proceed with installation, if you want to change the install location you may choose to do so before you continue with this step. Once you click install, you will be prompted for your system password. Please enter the password to allow the install to proceed. 

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6. And the installation is completed.

A step-by-step guide to backing up Apple Mail data to your Mac

Step 1: Download the Mail Backup X application and install it on your Mac.

Step 2: Once the Installation is finished. Start Mail Backup X from the programs / Quick Start menu

Step 3: you can start the fully functional test run of 15 days or activate the application once you have purchased it.

Step 4: you will be prompted to set up a new backup profile. Please select Setup a new Backup Profile

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Step 5: the option” Mail Clients” is displayed. Select” Apple Mail ” and proceed to the next step

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Step 6: get the folder structure of Apple Mail Accounts. Please select the folders you want to save from Apple Mail

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Step 7: now you will see advanced options such as the frequency of mail backup (automatically select as recommended or select the days and time period for backup). You can also specify that mirror locations for multiple copies of backups should be added and set up to provide additional security. You can also enable automatic USB synchronization. So when you connect the USB drive, it automatically copies and synchronizes a copy of the local backup to the USB Disc in the background.

Step 8: the backup profile is set up and your emails are now backed up according to the options and settings you have selected in the previous steps.