Email MarketingHow-to

How to Retrieve Deleted Emails in Gmail

Delete or recover deleted Gmail messages

When you delete a message, it stays in your Trash for 30 days. After that time, it will be permanently deleted from your account and can’t be recovered.

Delete or recover deleted Gmail messages Computer:

When you delete a message, it stays in your Trash for 30 days. After that time, it will be permanently deleted. If you want to remove a message from your inbox but you don’t want to delete it, you can archive the message.

Delete a single message

  1. On your computer, go to Gmail.
  2. Point to the message.
  3. On the right, click Delete Delete.

To delete a single message from an email thread:

  1. Open the message.
  2. Next to Reply Reply, click More More.
  3. Click Delete this message.

Delete multiple messages

  1. On your computer, go to Gmail.
  2. Check the boxes to the left of the messages.
  3. At the top, click Delete Delete.

Delete all messages in a category

  1. On your computer, go to Gmail.
  2. In the top left, check the box to select all messages. If you have over one page of messages, click Select all conversations.
  3. At the top, click Delete Delete.

Empty your Trash

If you don’t want a message to stay in your Trash for 30 days, you can permanently delete it.

  1. On your computer, go to Gmail.
  2. On the left side of the page, scroll down, then click More and then Trash.
  3. Check the box next to messages you want to permanently delete, then click Delete forever.
    Note: The Delete forever option is only available in the Trash. You won’t be able to delete items forever from the Search result view.
  4. To delete all messages in your trash, click Empty Trash now.

Undelete messages

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

See the messages in your Trash

  1. On your computer, go to Gmail.
  2. On the left side of the page, scroll down, then click More and then Trash.

Recover messages from the Trash

  1. On your computer, go to Gmail.
  2. On the left side of the page, scroll down, then click More and then Trash.
  3. Check the box next to any messages you want to move.
  4. Click Move to Move to Inbox.
  5. Choose where you want to move the message to.

Delete or recover deleted Gmail messages Android:

Choose your delete settings

Learn how to change your deletion settings, like whether you want confirmation before deleting a message, and whether you want to archive or delete messages by default.

Delete messages

When you delete a message, it stays in your Trash for 30 days. After that time, it will be permanently deleted. If you want to remove a message from your inbox but you don’t want to delete it, you can archive the message.

Delete a single message
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Gmail app Gmail.
  2. Open the message. (If you want to stay in your inbox, tap the letter or photo next to the message).
  3. Tap Delete Delete.

Tip: You can change your Gmail settings to quickly take this action by swiping left or right on messages in your messages list.

Delete multiple messages

Delete multiple messages

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Gmail app Gmail.
  2. Tap the letter or photo next to the messages you want to delete.
  3. Tap Delete Delete.

Delete all messages in a category

  1. On a computer, open Gmail. You can’t delete all messages from the Gmail app.
  2. In the top left, click the Down arrow Down Arrow.
  3. Click All. If you have over a page of messages, you can click Select all conversations.
  4. Click Delete Delete.
Empty your Trash

If you don’t want a message to stay in your Trash for 30 days, you can permanently delete it.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Gmail app Gmail.
  2. In the top left, tap Menu Menu.
  3. Tap Trash.
  4. At the top, tap Empty trash now.

Undelete messages

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

See the messages in your Trash
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Gmail app Gmail.
  2. In the top left, tap Menu Menu.
  3. Tap Trash.
Recover messages from the Trash
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Gmail app Gmail.
  2. In the top left, tap Menu Menu.
  3. Tap Trash.
  4. Tap the letter or photo next to the messages you want to recover.
  5. In the top right, tap More More.
  6. Tap Move to.
  7. Choose where you want to move the message to, like your inbox.

Delete or recover deleted Gmail messages iPad/iPhone

Delete one or multiple emails

When you delete an email, it stays in your Trash for 30 days. After that time, it will be permanently deleted. If you want to remove an email from your inbox but don’t want to delete it, you can archive the message.

  1. Make sure you’ve downloaded the Gmail app.
  2. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Gmail app Gmail.
  3. Select emails by tapping the circular sender’s image or letter next to each email.
  4. Tap Delete Delete.
  1. On a computer, open Gmail. You can’t delete all messages from the Gmail app.
  2. In the top left, check the box to select all messages on the page. If you have over 25 messages, you can click Select all conversations.
  3. Click Delete Delete.

If you don’t want a message to stay in your Trash for 30 days, you can permanently delete it.

  1. Make sure you’ve downloaded the Gmail app.
  2. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Gmail app Gmail.
  3. In the top left, tap Menu Menu.
  4. Tap Trash and then Empty Trash now.

Undelete messages

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

  1. Make sure you’ve downloaded the Gmail app.
  2. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Gmail app Gmail.
  3. In the top left, tap Menu Menu.
  4. Tap Trash.
  1. Make sure you’ve downloaded the Gmail app.
  2. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Gmail app Gmail.
  3. In the top left, tap Menu Menu.
  4. Tap Trash.
  5. Select emails by tapping the circular sender’s image or letter next to each email.
  6. In the top right, tap More Moreand thenMove to.
  7. Choose where you want to move your messages to, like a category or label.
Tags

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Close
%d bloggers like this: