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Hi, how can I recover the permanently deleted email in gmail.

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Hi, how can I recover the permanently deleted email in gmail. They are really important to me.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  Frederick S. replied 6 years ago.
Hello and welcome to JustAnswer. My name is XXXXX XXXXX I look forward to assisting you with this and providing you with the information you need.

How long ago was the email(s) deleted?

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
about 2month
Expert:  Frederick S. replied 6 years ago.
No, you cannot recover an email that was deleted that long ago. Within 24 hours, it would maybe be possible... but beyond that, no, I'm sorry. This is because Gmail constantly overwrites data on the server that you are on which is shared by hundreds, if not thousands, of other accounts.

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Do you think the serve can save the email?I can pay for that. because they are reeeeeeally important.
Expert:  Frederick S. replied 6 years ago.
No; even if you took a subpoena to Google to have them recovered, there would unfortunately be no way for them to retrieve those emails; I'm sorry.

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
No single way? I want to try everything, so can you give me at least one possible method, even only a tiny little possibility.
Expert:  Frederick S. replied 6 years ago.
Did you ever use any program, like Microsoft Outlook or Mozilla Thunderbird, to access your email account?

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I only used the firefox, how can I deal with that?
Expert:  Frederick S. replied 6 years ago.
Then unfortunately, the only location it was stored was on Google's servers.

If you need them for a legal purpose, then you can contact Google Legal to see if they can do anything but even with that, they probably won't be able to help you any more since it has been a very, very long time. However, here is their legal contact information -

Google Legal Investigations Support
1600 Amphitheater Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043
Phone Number: 650-253-3425
Fax Number: 650-649-2939
E-mail: [email protected]
Custodian of Records Fax: 650-249-3429

In the future, simply click "Archive" instead of Delete. I have over 100,000 emails stored in my Gmail account and I'm only using up 35% of my space.

Thank you.