How to Move a Message From the Trash Can to the Inbox

By Mike Benson

Nearly all email applications contain a folder reserved for your discarded messages. This is particularly useful for email that you delete by mistake. The process to move a message from your trash can to the inbox folder is relatively straightforward across most applications.


Step 1

Open Microsoft Office Outlook.

Step 2

Click the "Home" tab.

Step 3

Click the "Deleted Items" folder. This loads a list of deleted emails in the center.

Step 4

Click to select the message you want to restore.

Click "Move to" and click "Inbox."

Windows Live

Step 1

Open Windows Live and sign in.

Step 2

Click the "Deleted" folder. This displays a list of deleted messages in the center.

Click to select the message you want to restore, and then click "Inbox" under the "Move to" list.


Step 1

Open Mozilla Thunderbird.

Step 2

Click the "Trash" icon on the left pane. This loads a list of messages currently marked as trash.

Step 3

Right-click the message you want to recover and click "Move to..."

Click "Local Folders," and then click "Inbox."