Phoenix email recovery software allows you to recover accidentally deleted messages that have been emptied from the "Deleted Items" folder in Outlook Express.
Normally, anything that you delete automatically goes into the deleted folder but if you empty that folder, there's no going back. According to the developers, Stellar Phoenix Mailbox Standard uses an indigenous technology to scan the mail folders and retrieve deleted emails such as .eml files that can be viewed in Outlook Express or exported to a folder.
It can also provide Outlook Express Recovery from corrupt .dbx files and .mbx files as well as provide Outlook Express Repair of dbx/mbx files and recovers emails in them, to minimize the loss after file corruption. Any message in the message files may be viewed, opened in Outlook Express, and saved as a *.eml file but the file must be imported into Outlook Express. An entire message box may be saved as *.eml files and imported into Outlook Express message bases.
The problem is that not all messages will open correctly once rescued - the file opens but it can be difficult to decipher the message which often appears with characters and numerals all over the place.
Nevertheless, if you've lost an important e-mail and don't have it backed up on an external server, Stellar Phoenix Mailbox Standard is a handy second option.