Is it possible to prove I received an email at my old email address?
June 5, 2014 7:16 PM Subscribe
A while ago I had a different email address and I received a couple of emails from someone saying that they owed me money (which they did). But I deleted the email account a while back. (I know- stupid.) I eventually reinstated the account, but obviously all the old emails are gone and now this person is claiming I never lent them money. I thought ok- I'll just use the emails as evidence, but oops.... I forgot I no longer have those emails. :(
posted by olivetree to Computers & Internet (8 answers total)
Ok, so I realize this might be a shot in the dark, but I was wondering if there was any way to prove that she sent me those emails at this point? Maybe I've been watching too many of those CSI documentaries, but I figure there must be a way. Like would hotmail have a copy of the emails on their servers? If so how long do they keep them on there? (She sent me the emails 2 years ago). I suspect she still has a copy of the emails in her email account, but there's no way she's going to willingly share those. A friend of mine who has access to this person's computer offered to find the emails in her inbox for me and have them resent to me, but I told her that I don't think the evidence would hold up in court if she did that. What if my friend were to take a photograph or a video of the sent emails in his inbox (without her sending me any copies) Would that do anything? Is there any CSI whoopass I can dish out here to prove these emails happened?