I sometimes embed images in the body of a draft email (images that I upload to Google, and are not hosted on some external website). After a while the image becomes unavailable:

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How long do embedded images stay available in draft emails in Gmail?

I uploaded the image in the body of the email using the form:

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    Are the images uploaded to Google or hosted from an external website? May 12, 2014 at 22:36
  • @Fogest Uploaded to Google (sorry I thought I had mentioned it, question edited) May 12, 2014 at 22:44
  • That is odd. I don't see why they would go away. I have no answer to this but it is an interesting question. May 12, 2014 at 23:01
  • Theoretically should be no time limit. Are you embedding the links to the photos?
    – slybloty
    May 13, 2014 at 13:54
  • No I uploaded the image in the body of the email using the form: "add an image > My computer" (screenshot added to question) May 13, 2014 at 14:03

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Embedded images in draft e-mails seem to disappear randomly in Gmail.

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