I received a personalized threatening email that went into my spam folder ("someone" used the message board from rentboy.com to mask their identity). I sent a copy of the email to my sister (also mentioned in the threatening email) and my wife. When I went to retrieve the body of the email in question, we discovered that it had been erased from ALL 3 different accounts. How do I retrieve this email? I need this to pursue justice in a legal matter...please help!


Undelete messages

You can move messages out of your Trash if you deleted them in the last 30 days.

How to recover messages from your Trash:

  • Log in to Gmail
  • Go to your Trash or click here: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#trash
  • Check the box next to any messages you want to move.
  • Click Move to Inbox.
  • Choose where you want to move the message to.

Note 1: Deleted emails (messages) from Trash can't be recovered!

Note 2: Email in Spam folder is auto-deleted after 30 days and can't be recovered!

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  • Thank you - For the record I did not delete them-nor did the other two recipients. The email chain (from after I forwarded the "spam" / threat email) still exists- ONLY the important primary email containing the threatening message has disappeared from all three accounts. – user221748 Jun 27 '19 at 20:31
  • as mentioned already spam emails are autodeleted by gmail – user0 Jun 27 '19 at 20:34
  • @user221748 webapps.stackexchange.com/help/someone-answers – user0 Jun 27 '19 at 20:35

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