How can I recover a deleted email from my Gmail account?

How can I recover deleted email messages from Trash?

If a user has deleted a message permanently, by clicking Delete Forever in Spam or Trash, it isn't possible to recover the message. It is also impossible to recover messages after an administrator deletes a user's account.

Google Support cannot recover permanently deleted messages.

If a user deletes a message by clicking Delete, the message moves to the Trash but remains available for 30 days. If it has been fewer than 30 days and the users hasn't permanently deleted the message, the user can follow these steps to put the back in the inbox:

  1. Sign in to Gmail.
  2. Click Trash along the left side of any Gmail page.
  3. Locate the message you'd like to move to your inbox, and check the box next to the sender's name.
  4. Click Move to (folder icon)
  5. Then select Inbox.
Can’t find a message

If a user can't find a message, it doesn't necessarily mean it was deleted. The user may need to search with different terms to be sure he or she hasn't missed the message. Start with fewer details and be sure to look beyond the first page of results.

Also, note that Gmail search doesn't allow partial matches and won't return a result if a word is misspelled or if the search terms are too specific (i.e. a word in the 'Subject:' search field matches but the address you've put in the 'From:' field does not). We strongly recommend searching with only the information you're sure of.

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