This is not an official answer, but I would imagine that there is no way that PMs can be retrieved now, because the beauty of a PM system is that the messges are indeed Private, no one can access them.
THere was a thread discussing this issue in the old forum, and it was strongly reccomended that any PMs that you need should be backed up.
The only things I suppose I regret not saving now that I think about it are maybe the very few, very brief, but yet very informative conversations I had with MallenLane when he eventually discovered my questions to him about certain topics.
Some of the PM’s I had was granting the right for a PA to use pictures I took with my digital camera. <*sigh*> Well, I guess it isn’t possible to get those back, but nevermind. Anyway, I’ll send an email to the PA and grant the rights so there’s no legal question of who’s what or whatnot.
Yeah I lost a lot of important stuff…info for a commission, a picture I was making for someone…. details from someone else on how to achieve the perfect water settings in DS… a tutorial from someone else on converting clothing to genesis, and a lot more. I can’t remember their names either!!! Arg. I have no way to contact them and its driving me up the wall!!!!
Also, do not like how daz PM notification emails now list the entire message in the email. :(