How many times it happens that we delete very important emails by mistake. With the recent touchscreen devices, the mistake tends to be happening more often. We accidentally swipe or tap the wrong button and realize that we have deleted an important mail in the process. If you are facing a similar problem, we will tell you how to recover permanently deleted emails from Gmail.
How to Recover Permanently Deleted Emails from Gmail
If you cannot find your emails anywhere in your Gmail including inbox, spam, and trash, it might be because you might have deleted them permanently. This can happen when you empty the trash folder or click on the Delete Forever button in your trash folder.
If this has happened, let us first tell you that the matter is not in your hands now; and you can only rely on the slight possibility from Gmail Support side. There is no any option to recover permanently deleted emails from your Gmail unless Gmail Support comes in for your help; they also can try only.
So here is what you can do; contact the Gmail Support Team and let them know about the ‘missing emails’ from your inbox. There is a service in Gmail support that looks for missing emails in compromised Gmail IDs. This service can be of a little help to you. To avail this service, go to the missing Gmail email page and fill a form that is there with all the required details.
You will have to provide email addresses from which the emails were received and are now missing from your inbox, your login status, and description of what actually happened. You might want to play with the words a bit and make it a case of ‘missing emails’ instead of deleted emails.
Once you fill the form, hit the submit button and hope for the best. Again, it’s highly unlikely that you will get back the emails you deleted. It takes Gmail support a day or two to reach out to you, but it can get longer. And the longer it gets the lesser chances you have to get your permanently deleted emails back.
Why Many Users Delete Emails Permanently?
Unless it’s a spam email from a Nigerian Prince or a limited-time discount offer from Amazon from the last year, you should delete an email permanently. You never know when you are going to need it. But people do it anyhow and the most common reason for permanent deletion is the space issue.
Although Gmail provides enough space for every user in its free version, there is a limit to it (15 GB) and when you reach it, you have no choice but to empty some space by deleting some seemingly unnecessary emails.
The GSuite is another option, but it comes with a price and most of the users who don’t want to invest in an email service, consider deleting emails as the better option.
How to recover permanently deleted emails from Gmail with recovery software?
There is no way you can recover permanently deleted emails with the help of recovery software. And this is not limited to Gmail only; regardless of the email service that you use, permanently deleted emails cannot be recovered whatsoever with the help of software. And we will tell you the reason why.
Emails are not files that are saved in your system; they are stored in the email database; no software can access the email database to recover a deleted email.
It is also useful to understand what happens to the email database when you delete an email. Consider the email software as a big file; when you delete an email, you delete a few words from the file and hit the save button.
Now when the file is updated, you cannot get the deleted content from the file back unless you have a backup or transaction log. If there is a backup or transaction log, you can have the option to go back to a previous version.
So the problem here is the access to the database; no recovery software can access the email database that’s why they cannot play with the transaction logs and backup files on the email database.
We talked about how to recover permanently deleted emails from Gmail. And we found out that there is only on possible solution to the problem, and that too is not a reliable one. So, think twice before deleting an email permanently. If it is not filthy spam, let it stay in your Gmail inbox. If you are a business professional or an individual, you can try G Suite which provides extended space for your email.