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Recover lost or deleted emails and IMs

If any of your Yahoo emails or IMs have gone missing in the last 7 days, we can try to restore them for you.

 Important: before you request a restoration attempt

  • Restorations aren't always successful, but we'll do all we can.
  • We can only restore messages lost or deleted within the last 7 days.
  • If successful, messages received in the last 7 days will be permanently deleted.
  • If you submit multiple requests, only the latest request will be processed.
  • We're unable to restore Yahoo Messenger for Mac or Yahoo Messenger (for Windows) older than version 10.

Submit your request

From a desktop or laptop computer, go to our Restore Request form and send us your request.

Send a Restore Request

 Could your emails be hidden? It's possible that your emails may still be in your account, only out of view. See our help article about finding missing emails in Yahoo Mail to learn more.

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