I have a Gmail account which has been deleted for over a year and not been recovered. Lets call it 'X'.

I also have another Gmail account which is the recovery email for 'X'. I still have access to it. Lets call it 'Y'.

Now, when I try to recover X from the Google account recovery page, it says that it can't find my Gmail account, which is expected because it's been more than 30 days. When I try to create a new email address with the same username as X, it says that the username is taken, which is also expected since Google doesn't recycle deleted usernames.

Now, I don't want to open or access the Gmail account 'X' and only want to access one email in which there is an OTP for a site.

I was wondering if somehow I could get that email on X to Y.

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It is not possible as it's been more than 30 days. Even if you somehow recover it, you may not be able to recover the account data.

From Google Account Help:

If you deleted your Google Account, you may be able to get it back. If it’s been awhile since you deleted your account, you may not be able to recover the data in your account.

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