Author Topic: Gmail Users Tip: How to Restore Deleted Gmail Messages  (Read 132 times)

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Open your Gmail "Inbox" page

Click on "Settings" icon (upper right of page, looks like a little gear)

Click on "Settings" in the drop-down menu

Click on "Labels" (at top of the new drop-down menu)

Scroll down to "Trash" and click on "Show"


Done. Now you'll find a "Trash" button on your "Inbox" page

That button, once added, stays on your Gmail page (it restores Gmails that have been deleted up to 30 days before)

Should you accidently delete a Gmail message, you can now quickly restore it

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Re: Gmail Users Tip: How to Restore Deleted Gmail Messages
« Reply #1 on: Sep 17, 2018, 08:06 AM »
After I delete a message, I immediately go to the trash folder and "empty the trash". When I delete messages, I really do want them gone now and forever more. Lol

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Re: Gmail Users Tip: How to Restore Deleted Gmail Messages
« Reply #2 on: Sep 17, 2018, 02:56 PM »
 
Most Gmail users will not see a "Trash" button on their Gmail "Inbox" page.

My tip allows them to add that button. Scuzzy, how do you go to your trash folder ?

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Re: Gmail Users Tip: How to Restore Deleted Gmail Messages
« Reply #3 on: Sep 17, 2018, 04:46 PM »
I can't speak for scuzzy, but if I right click on a message, one of the options in the drop down is "delete forever".

I not sure I like the new Gmail interface.....
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Re: Gmail Users Tip: How to Restore Deleted Gmail Messages
« Reply #4 on: Sep 17, 2018, 06:14 PM »
Bill, I'm using that Trash button on my Gmail Inbox page to restore Gmails I have deleted, but since have had a reason to look at them again

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Re: Gmail Users Tip: How to Restore Deleted Gmail Messages
« Reply #5 on: Sep 17, 2018, 06:37 PM »
Mine currently looks like this. I just click the Trash link.

Bill, if you go to the settings (gear icon top/right) you can select "Go back to classic Gmail".

Scuzzy; which is what I did.

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Re: Gmail Users Tip: How to Restore Deleted Gmail Messages
« Reply #6 on: Sep 17, 2018, 06:57 PM »
Maybe only the latest version of Gmail has an inoperable Trash button on the Inbox page.  That was why I had to search for (and found) a way to make that button operable.

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Re: Gmail Users Tip: How to Restore Deleted Gmail Messages
« Reply #7 on: Sep 17, 2018, 07:08 PM »
I'm glad you still find the site useful. For some reason, we enjoy keeping it around. :)

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Re: Gmail Users Tip: How to Restore Deleted Gmail Messages
« Reply #8 on: Sep 18, 2018, 12:12 AM »
Scuzzy, I did that and at the bottom of the page there is a notice, "Gmail will update in two weeks." And it provides an option to upgrade now or in two weeks.  Hopefully this option will continue.
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Re: Gmail Users Tip: How to Restore Deleted Gmail Messages
« Reply #9 on: Sep 18, 2018, 07:42 AM »
I got the same message last week, but I'm betting the legacy option will continue. Google is pushing a new update, so everyone gets updated whether we like it or not. After the update is pushed we should be able to go back to the classic email.

I have been using Google Voice for years. They updated it a couple years back, and the legacy option continues. Same thing with Google Contacts. Then again, Google Calendar received a recent update without a legacy option, but it mostly got a cleaner look. There were no significant changes as to how the calendar operates.

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Re: Gmail Users Tip: How to Restore Deleted Gmail Messages
« Reply #10 on: Oct 04, 2018, 09:22 AM »
I've had the Gmail update for a few days now. It looks like Google decided what's best for us and gave us no way to opt for the legacy theme.

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Re: Gmail Users Tip: How to Restore Deleted Gmail Messages
« Reply #11 on: Oct 05, 2018, 10:54 AM »
Very annoying, one would think Google Mail is owned by MS!  I liked it the way it was....
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