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Tuesday, January 10th, 2023 2:49 PM

Retrieving a deleted email

My Trash emails go back only to January 3, 2023. I need to retrieve a deleted email from earlier in the year. How?

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ACE - Guru

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9.9K Messages

1 year ago

You don't.  Yahoo can (sometimes) retrieve email that has been deleted in the last 7 days but it sounds like it's been longer than that since those emails were deleted from the trash.

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1 year ago

Thank you.  I sure do not understand why they do not keep trashed emails for a longer period.  It is a poor service.

ACE - Guru

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9.9K Messages

1 year ago

It's not a poor service (can't believe I just said that about Yahoo) it's your poor understanding of the service.  Most of the free email services have a finite limit on trash retention.  Gmail is 30 days.  They're trying to save disk space, I guess, and since most people put actual unwanted email in their trash. they figure it's a safe bet.

You're just using something in a way that was never intended.  They give you perfectly fine ways to do what you want, you just don't want to use those.

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4 Messages

1 year ago

It is now only January 10.  The Deletions go back only a week, to January 3.  I think that stinks.

ACE - Guru

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9.9K Messages

1 year ago

I'm done here.  Clearly you only want to whine about something you can't control and aren't interested in the simple solution.

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4 Messages

1 year ago

Yes.  I don't care for something I can't control.  ATT should keep deleted emails available for at least 30 days.

ACE - Expert

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24.8K Messages

1 year ago

You should have read and understood how AT&T's email works. Or, you should have a backup plan in place to archive your emails as long as you want.

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