Recovering Deleted Email Messages

When you want to get rid of unwanted messages in Clean Email, there are a number of options. In addition to moving the messages to other folders and changing their read or unread status, you can also move messages to the trash or delete them permanently.

When you move messages to the trash, you can easily access the Trash folder (or “Deleted items” in some email clients) and move the messages to a different folder, if you change your mind. However, most email providers will permanently delete anything that has been in the trash longer than a certain time period, typically from 7 to 30 days, depending on your provider.

If you choose to delete a message rather than sending it to the trash, Clean Email deletes the message from your email provider’s server permanently.

If you accidentally delete email messages that you wanted to keep, or if you change your mind after deleting messages, your email service provider may be able to help you recover the deleted messages.

📌 Please Note: Clean Email cannot assist you in any way with recovering email messages that have been permanently deleted. The information below is provided for your convenience and is subject to change.

Please click the link for your email provider in the list below:


Officially, messages that have been deleted from the trash folder cannot be recovered when using Gmail.

However, if you log into your Gmail account and then use the following link, there is a chance you may be able to recover deleted messages:

Google Workspace (GSuite)

Although it is not possible for users to recover messages that have been permanently deleted from Google Workspace (GSuite), your mail administrator may potentially be able to assist you.

For more information, please see:


For information on potentially recovering deleted messages in Outlook, please see:

iCloud Mail

Unfortunately, messages that have been deleted from the trash folder cannot be recovered when using iCloud Mail.

Yahoo Mail

For instructions on recovering deleted Yahoo Mail messages, please see:


For instructions on recovering deleted AOL Mail messages, please see:

Comcast / Xfinity

For instructions on potentially recovering deleted Comcast Xfinity email messages, please see:

Do you have more questions?

Please contact us and we will be happy to help.