A few years ago, I made a fake email account on my PC so I could tell a work colleague that the entire office was gossiping about her affair with our married boss. I thought she should know.
If your intentions were honourable, why not just walk up and whisper in her ear? A good lesson in a reason not to get involved in others private affairs. <s'cuse pun>
That boss just fired me, and I'd like to have that email as proof of retaliation.
To what end? Are you planning on challenging the dismissal?
You say that this happened "a few years ago" and the boss only just recently fired you? Something isn't adding up here.
Sadly, I cannot remember what the fake email address was; what name I invented to get it; whether I used gmail or yahoo or whatever; or whether I was using Firefox, Chrome or IE. I'm pretty sure I used a girl's name, but I have no information to go on. This is the same computer though. Is there any way to get that email back? I'd really, really appreciate this help.
If this email was sent a few years ago as you've stated, then you have no hope of any of the information still being retained in your computer's cache. Even if it were, then given that both Yahoo and Gmail use SSL servers to host their online email facilities, the chances of the email address you used having been recorded in any readable fashion by your computer are zero.
The answer to your dilemma resides in your own memory - find a qualified hypnotist to try and help you recover the information you've forgotten. Saving a solution like that, having the same computer that you used back then will be of no help to you at all.
Alternatively, ask your boss' mistress to see if she remembers who you emailed her as.
Edited by achzone, 06 December 2018 - 05:03 PM.