Accidently deleting an email can be quite stressful, especially if it was an important one. Fortunately, there are a few places your “deleted” message might go before it’s gone forever. You actually have more options than you might think for getting those messages back.
The Trash Folder
Many online email services have a “Trash” folder where emails will sit after they are deleted. Some mail clients will store deleted messages there for up to 30 days. If you’ve deleted a message by mistake, this will be your best bet for recovering it. Keep in mind that every email service is different, so check as soon as you notice a message is missing to avoid permanent deletion.
If you have lots of emails in your inbox, the message you’re looking for may just be lost. It’s not un-common these days for an inbox to contain a few thousand messages. Sometimes, finding a missing email is as simple as searching for it in your mail. You can search by sender, subject, or certain keywords in the message itself.
Folders that You’ve Created
Most email providers will allow customers to create custom folders to help them keep emails organized. If a message is missing from your inbox, check your folders. Maybe it’s in one of those. Also, you may have manually sorted it into the wrong folder by mistake. No worries, these things happen!
The Archived Messages Folder
If you use Gmail for your email provider, you can archive emails instead of deleting them. Archiving emails allows you to remove them from your Inbox without deleting them. Make sure to check your Archive folder in case the emails were moved there.
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