Things can go wrong when you are working with a computer or relying on a set of data, and it does not necessarily have to be your fault to begin with. Emails for instance can be deleted accidentally or on purpose, maybe by an ex-girlfriend, colleague or friend who somehow managed to gain access to your Gmail account. Other possibilities include a successful hacking attempt and a hacker who likes to be destructive, or a service provider issue.
Whatever the reason may be, if emails get deleted that you still need, you need to find a way to recover them. If you have followed my advice and created regular Gmail backups you can access the deleted emails right from within the program's interface. The guide by the way explains how to backup emails from different providers including Hotmail.
If you have no mail backups you still may have a chance to restore your deleted Gmail messages, if the following requirements are met:
When you delete emails in Gmail they are not deleted completely but moved to the trash of the service instead where they are kept until they are deleted by the owner of the account, or after 30 days of being stored in the trash.
To check whether the emails that you want to recover are still in the trash, do the following:
If the deleted messages are not found here, you can try the following alternative options to recover them:
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