gmail restore ?
Is it possible to get my googlemail account restored as my account was compromised at some time this morning and I had emails of importance.
Has anyone got any contact info for google or there google mail department so i can get this sorted out.
It doesen't look like you can recover emails which you have permanently deleted according to Google mails help centre.
Silly question, but it hasn't just gone to the recycle bin/trash can has it?
'Recovering deleted messages
If you've deleted a message permanently, by clicking Delete Forever in your Spam or Trash, it isn't possible to recover the message.
If you've moved a message to Trash, by clicking Delete, but it's been fewer than 30 days and you haven't permanently deleted it, follow these steps to put it back in your inbox:
Sign in to Gmail.
Click Trash along the left side of any Gmail page.
Locate the message you'd like to move to your inbox, and check the box next to the sender's name.
Click Move to Inbox.'
Here's the link - Recovering deleted messages
nope all gone
no i have a bin but no trash ( same difference i guess ) but no its all been deleted
is there any way of finding out who did it ?
Google may tell you which IPs have accessed the account and when ...
Have you got a contact page with telephone numbers or any email addresses so that I can g
Originally Posted by kmount
Best bet is to start here and see where you end up.
Gutting for you. Hate to give you "after the horse has bolted" type advice, but for others, I backup my GMail account by installing Thunderbird and using it's IMAP settings to download the whole account.
Detailed instructions are in the help sections within gmail.
Will not give you ip
Somewhere there is google group for gmail maybe worth posting a help msg in there.
Why won't they release information like that, at the end of the day its theft, I had important information in there ranging from serial keys to my google check out account.
Originally Posted by russdev
Surely someone should be held responsible and the person(s) who did it obviously knew what they were doing.
Is there somewhere I can make a complaint or something ?
Just tuning in here and would like to add something. I also seem to have suffered from a compromosed GMail account - this time from a Chinese address. All reported to Google. One of the things that bugs me is the number of sites that stupidly insist on sending user names and passwords over the open email. It's easy to forget they are there - which is a big danger if you accidentally use a password that may be for an important site. I've cleaned any of that out of my google emails but I'm still concerned that other private data has been seen.
My solution would be do download emails to my laptop from now on and delete them from the GMail server as I read them. Then I can arrange a local backup to a separate disk or whatever. That gives me back control of my information. Seems like I can't trust GMail anymore.
I checked out IMAP and POP on Google but it is not clear to me how they can be configured to download to my laptop AND delete from GMail at the same time. Secondly, GMail goes on about using a client such as Outlook Express or Thunderbird.. I thought the GMail was a client??
Eejit, with your set up for example, can you retrieve emails from GMail with Thunderbird and delete them from the GMail server at the same time?
I've used Google Backup but I don't see how I can open the files in the backup folder in my ordinary GMail screen so that I can search them for key works etc.
If anyone can make this clearer it might help me and mac above. And I sure feel for mac at this time.
Forgot about this post - I did find out the hard way that they had subscribed me to some dodgy websites which took me a while to establish which ones and had to un subscribe from a number of junk websites.
Also I sometimes get random emails from unknown people in the USA emailing me with stuff that I have nothing to do with or no knowledge of what so ever ie this morning I received an email with some planning PDF's of some building or something - clicked the checkbox, clicked report spam.
So getting a bit fed up of this - if it doesn't stop, I may just get myself a mobile me account and be done with this gmail junk and crap.
will look into that later on - thanks :)
Try locking yourself out of 2 factor auth google were useless then as well.
Geriatric thread or what?