Most frequent questions and answers about deleting Gmail emails and restoring them.
Once you delete your Gmail emails, they go to your Trash Bin, and stay there for 30 days.
so if you have deleted them permanently from Trash Bin OR Google deleted them automatically after 30 days, then there is no way to recover them.
It depends on the retention period you defined in Google Vault.
E.g if you have created a retention policy to retain data indefinitely, then these would be available till the time you are a Google Vault customer.
If the user permanently deleted these emails more than 25 days ago and either do not have Google Vault OR you did not set it up yet, then even if you sign up for Google Vault (or set it up now), you can not recover them.
As per Google’s documentation, there is upto 60 minutes latency for Gmail logs to appear in Security investigation tool.
So it might not show the emails permanently deleted within last 60 minutes, if thats the case, try again in one hour’s time.
No, both Google Vault and Security Investigation tool offer delegated administration privileges, you should be able to leverage these tools to restore permanently deleted Gmail emails till the time you have delegated administrator role with these permissions.
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