I have deleted my emails several months ago. But suddenly I require does email for legal purposes (serves as an evidence to a case). How can I retrieve those emails?

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    Inbox by Gmail was retired in April, 2019 and is no longer available.
    – ale
    Jul 5, 2019 at 12:46

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You're probably out of luck, short of a court order.

Since Inbox uses the same data as Gmail, you might be able to recover recently-deleted messages using the methods in the answers to this question: Is it possible to recover an email that has been clicked “delete forever” in the trash folder?

But that only allows access to messages that have been deleted in, at most, the last few weeks. Google may have backups of the messages from before that, but they're not going to give them to you "just because". You'll most likely need to contact a lawyer and get a court order. Since you say this is for evidence in a legal matter, that should be possible.

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