I lost some mails from my Gmail and by mistake. They are permanently deleted from my trash.

What can I do to get them back?

  • How did you delete them? Have you already checked your Archive folder? Nov 3, 2014 at 10:01

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If this is a private Gmail account (@gmail.com), there's nothing much you can do. If you have used other clients (like iPhone mail, Mac Mail, Outlook etc) to fetch mail, you should check if the messages are still available in that client.

If this is a Google Apps for Business account (@yourcompany.com) you should ask the domain administrator if Google Vault has been enabled for the domain. If so, your administrator might be able to recover your messages from Vault.

Otherwise, you're out of luck. Google says:

If a user has deleted a message permanently, by clicking Delete Forever in Spam or Trash or through your domain’s email retention policies, it isn't possible to recover the message. It is also impossible to recover messages after an administrator deletes a user's account.

Google Support cannot recover permanently deleted messages.

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