How to Recover Missing Emails from Gmail?

Recover Missing Emails from Gmail

It is not that you permanently lose the mails once you delete them, knowingly or unknowingly, because Gmail is equipped with tools to recover deleted/lost mails. Continue reading to learn how to recover missing emails from Gmail.

Solution 1: Recover from Trash Folder

  • Step 1:If you delete emails unexpectedly, you can retrieve it immediately from the Trash folder.
  • Step 2:In case it was deleted a few days before, Gmail lets you recover the email within 30 days.
  • Step 3:On the main Gmail account page, click the More menu from the left navigation panel and select the Trash folder.
  • Step 4:Search for the missing email on the right-side panel then select and retrieve it.
  • Step 5:If you are struggling to find the email, use the Advanced Search feature to find the email.
  • Step 6:For that, click the down arrow symbol at the right end of the search bar.
  • Step 7:Now, the Advanced Search box opens up, fill in the necessary information about the email and click the blue Search button.
  • Step 8:Depending on the information provided, the emails appear in the window. Select the email you want to recover.
  • Step 9:The recovered mails will move to the Inbox folder on the Gmail account.

Solution 2: Check the Spam folder

  • Step 1:At times, the email service can move the emails from the Inbox to the Spam folder if it detects any issue with the email.
  • Step 2:Open the Spam folder on the mail account and see if the email is present in the Spam list.
  • Step 3:Click the checkbox of the email you want to recover and click the Not Spam option.

Solution 3: Using Google Support

  • Step 1:When you cannot find the email in the Trash folder even after using the Advanced search, the email could have been deleted permanently, or the email has been automatically deleted after 30 days.
  • Step 2:In the browser window, enter the official Google mail support URL and press Enter.
  • Step 3:When the Google Support page opens up, input the necessary details and click Submit.
  • Step 4:After the Google checks your request, their support team can help you recover missing emails from Gmail.

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