Web Applications Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for power users of web applications. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I have tried the all mail option but my emails are not there. I have lost very important messages thinking I was putting them in a safe place but not.

How can I recover the messages?

share|improve this question

The only way to lose a message is to delete it. Archiving a message will never delete it.

Assuming that a filter isn't used to automatically apply a label, the incoming email will only have the inbox label. As you work with the message you can manually add multiple labels.

The Archive command removes the inbox label from the message/conversation. If the user never added additional labels the only place to find it is in all mail. If the message/conversation had another label added to it, that label remains.

To find the email with a label you can use the sidebar listing of your labels, or use the search tool including the string "label:labelname" (don't include the quotes).

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.