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I switched phones and the messages I had in my email

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I switched phones and...

I switched phones and the messages I had in my email disappeared

Technician's Assistant: Who is your email provider (Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, etc.)?

Gmail They are VERY important

Technician's Assistant: How do you usually access Gmail? On a phone or tablet, or through a web browser?

Phone

Technician's Assistant: What troubleshooting have you tried?

Nothing yet

Submitted: 2 months ago.Category: Email
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3/30/2018
Email technician: Mike Taylor, Lead Technician and Owner replied 2 months ago
Mike Taylor
Mike Taylor, Lead Technician and Owner
Category: Email
Satisfied Customers: 2,524
Experience: 16 years experience in troubleshooting email problems.
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Hi, my name is ***** ***** welcome to JustAnswer. I'll be the one to assist you with your question regarding your issue.

Are you 100% sure you are logged into the correct gmail account?

Also if this is urgent you can login to gmail using a computer and see your emails on the main server.

It would be a good idea to do this to see if the emails are on the server to begin with, if they are NOT then that is why you cannot see them

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I am on my laptop and I had my gmail account linked to my phone to back up messages and when I switched phones just now they are gone. I need them. They are VERY important
Email technician: Mike Taylor, Lead Technician and Owner replied 2 months ago

Again, do you see these emails on the main server o your laptop at gmail.com?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
No
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
They are gone even on main server
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Hello
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Are you there???
Email technician: Mike Taylor, Lead Technician and Owner replied 2 months ago

Ok here is the situation

On your last phone you likely setup a pop email account for your gmail which saved everything

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I did
Email technician: Mike Taylor, Lead Technician and Owner replied 2 months ago

Now that you have a new phone, they will all disappear because the ONLY place they were stored is on that phone

NOW having said that, when you performed your backup on your OLD phone did you not include a backup of your gmail account?

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Email technician: Mike Taylor, Lead Technician and Owner replied 2 months ago

As default MAIL is turned OFF in icloud backup unless you go into settings and turn it on

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I dont know. How would I do that?
Email technician: Mike Taylor, Lead Technician and Owner replied 2 months ago

Do you still have your other phone available?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I do not have Icloud. Mine is android
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I have it but all messages are gone
Email technician: Mike Taylor, Lead Technician and Owner replied 2 months ago

I do not think you will be able to get those emails back again....

I am going to transfer this to an Android tech because I know nothing about Android phones

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Please I need help!
Email technician: Joel Kalman, Network Administrator replied 2 months ago
Joel Kalman
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Satisfied Customers: 981
Experience: I managed email accounts and email client software for an agency of the federal government
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Hello. My name is Joel. I am sorry that you have been having difficulties. I can help you solve your problem. It looks like you still need assistance.

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Email technician: Joel Kalman, Network Administrator replied 2 months ago

Please go to www.gmail.com using the browser on your computer and log in to your gmail account. You should see all your email messages in your inbox. They can all be displayed on your new Android smartphone by setting up your gmail account on your smartphone. I can help you do this, but first, you need to verify that they are still on the gmail server.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Ok I have my emails, but the folders that I had my messages backed up to are gone. These messages are VERY important! Can I get them back?
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I thought once you put something in your email it is there until you delete it yourself!
Email technician: Joel Kalman, Network Administrator replied 2 months ago

The STANDARD GMAIL folders on the web should appear on your smartphone. The messages that you moved to the folders on your smartphone should still be in your inbox on the web. You can try searching for some of them.them to verify this.

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