Lost email after new sync

  • Hello!

    I had my emails and contacts in opera.
    The email (imap) that i was checking was dead for over a year because i did not use it.
    The opera mail was unable to sync.
    Everything was good.

    Now i revived the email online in the same server but now the online version was empty. my idea was to be able to check the same email in this computer where i had all may email (old ones).

    I logged in with the credentials and pufff, all email was gone, along with my contacts (old).
    The account was synced one sided and now i have the empty opera on my computer.
    Opera deleted those emails in the sync, can i get it back?

    i have no idea where they were stored. or if they are in the trash been. Just in case, i have not deleted anything.

    Please help!

  • Since Opera doesn't have, as far as I know, an email client, about what email are you talking about?

  • I was using Opera mail, this should go in another forum?

  • @chinoka Nope, this one is fine. Just add [Opera Mail] to the topic title next time.

  • Opera didn't delete your emails, it just synchronized to the server and is showing what is in there.
    On IMAP your emails are stored on the server and the email client shows what's in there, so Opera is showing nothing as it should.

    You can try seeing if there are still copies of the messages in the mail directory and try to import them.

  • I've checked the mail folder but all the files there were updated (emptied).
    Is there a way to recover this?

  • @chinoka If you don't have a backup then there is probably no way.

    You could try resetting your system to an previous state (not sure if Mac has such option) but it would affect everything on it so you would need to see if doing it worth the potential problems.

  • Damn, i never thought that a sync would kill files without a warning or anything. I tought i would be able to find them in the trash or something....

    Tough luck.... I'm swapping to pop3, less risk there

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