What Can You Do If Your Email Account Is Wiped?

Submitted by Jack Mack | Category: Technology | Published on Mar 04, 2011
What would you do if you suddenly lost all your emails? This really has happened to some people, which is why this article will attempt to give you some suggestions of what to do if it happens to you.

Recently,  many Gmail users went to check their mail only to find that their entire Inbox and all their contact had been completely deleted. This shocking discovery was something done by Google by accident and only affected a very small percentage of its total users but made many people think about what would happen if all their emails were suddenly wiped forever. With approximately 300 billion emails being sent every day around the world, and as you are probably an email user yourself, you can imagine the carnage this could cause.

This article will attempt to offer some solutions as to what you can do if this happens to you.

Check who you are signed in as

If you are using one of the many popular online email providers like Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo mail etc. it is possible that you have signed in as someone else. When you sign in you will notice that you can tick a box which says something like ‘remember me’ which means that every time this computer comes to this mail homepage it will automatically sign you in under whichever password that was used when that box was ticked. If you check the user name you are signed in you may find that your sudden terror need only last for a couple of seconds before you switch back to your account.

Check your hard drive

Should the unthinkable happen, and you were to lose your entire email history, your Bank or Service provider, is most likely to keep a record of recent and past transactions. Knowing this should help keep your business in operation as you try to recover your lost data.

Contact your supplier

If this doesn’t work you may want to contact your email supplier. Companies like Google will generally fall over themselves to help you as getting a bad reputation for losing emails is bad for business. Chances are your supplier will have a back-up of your emails on their servers which they will be able to use to restore your emails to how they were before they got deleted.


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