All of us receive hundreds of emails and it is hard to keep track of all of them. And then when we try to clean up the inbox, some of the important emails might get accidentally deleted. I know what you are thinking. Yes, if they get deleted from the inbox, they go straight to the ‘trash’ folder. But what if, you have also deleted the mail from the ‘trash’ as well? Worry not, there is a way to recover permanently deleted emails in Gmail.
Steps to Recover Permanently Deleted Gmails
- Go to the official Gmail Message Recovery Tool page.
- If you are already not signed in to Google account, you will be asked to sign in to proceed. Provide your credentials and sign-in.
- In the next step, click on the ‘Continue‘ button.
If Google was able to find your deleted emails, you will be presented with the details and the steps to proceed further. If not, you will be shown the following which means that your emails are gone forever.
In order to better handle deleting your emails on Gmail in the future, you might want to learn more about deleting and recovering deleted Gmail messages.
How to Handle Deleting Emails on Gmail
As a best practice, we recommend to never manually delete your emails in your trash or spam folder. Any email you delete or mark as ‘spam’ are moved to Trash and Spam folders respectively. Sometimes, even the mails that are important to you can get accidentally deleted or marked as spam.
Never manually delete mails from Trash or Spam folders.
And all the emails that end up in Trash and Spam will be available for you to recover for the next thirty days. Given that Google provides enough space for all its users, there is really no reason to manually delete emails in Trash or Spam folder.