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    Lost messages in Mac Mail
    I inadvertently deleted all the messages in one of my Mac mailboxes. They are on the Gmail server and I can see them online, but how do I restore them to my computer's mailbox, please?

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    Do you have a backup?

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    Lost messages in Mac Mail
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    Quote Originally Posted by clivechafer View Post
    I inadvertently deleted all the messages in one of my Mac mailboxes. They are on the Gmail server and I can see them online, but how do I restore them to my computer's mailbox, please?
    If by chance you don't have a backup.....

    Move them to your Inbox on the gmail server and they will be downloaded again. And if that doesn't work, reply, and send them to yourself. (from the server)

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    I have a Time Machine backup from about 4 weeks ago. (Oops).

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    Haven't figured out how to do that on Gmail. I can see them in my Inbox for that account, but Mac Mail only picks up new messages.

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    I just went in and searched around my Gmail account. I found all the messages were actually only in All Mail, not Inbox. So I've moved them over and will now try picking them up from Mac Mail by checking my mail.

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    Lost messages in Mac Mail
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    OK, good deal. One nice thing about gmail... is if you elect to keep the messages on the server and as long as you don't exceed your allocation, they will always be there for you to access. I have messages in my gmail account from more than 5 years ago. Of course I also have copies backed up to my Mac and backup drives.

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