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Need email account recovery, help greatly appreciated, like beyond belief


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#1 Jixxer1112

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 12:59 PM

Hi, all, I'm really dumb when it comes to computers. I have an interesting problem and would be so grateful for help. I'd even gladly send a small monetary reward for success. 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. That boss just fired me, and I'd like to have that email as proof of retaliation. 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. 



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#2 Grinler

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 01:53 PM

My guess is that you used webmail of some sort? If so, really no way of knowing. Webmail would not have kept a record on your computer unless possibly in the cookies and then even so prob long gone if it was a few years ago.



#3 Jixxer1112

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 02:51 PM

My guess is that you used webmail of some sort? If so, really no way of knowing. Webmail would not have kept a record on your computer unless possibly in the cookies and then even so prob long gone if it was a few years ago.

Hi, man, I dunno, I'm pretty sure I used Google or Yahoo. Thanks for reply though



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Posted 06 December 2018 - 05:00 PM

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.


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Posted 06 December 2018 - 05:02 PM

If you have no idea what the account was then, honestly, how could you expect anyone else to venture an informed guess?

 

Also, you have no evidence of anything, nor would you have it by having that message.  You'd have to prove the supervisor had it (which is going to be very hard to prove) and, even if they did, that sort of message, were it traceable directly back to you, could easily be used as justification for dismissal with cause.  What you did is just not done.  

 

If this information was to be conveyed it should have been done in person and in private.


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