Gmail Issue Makes Some Users Accidentally Delete Emails
Google recently began to notify certain users of Gmail’s first-party iOS app that they may have inadvertently removed messages they have intended to keep thanks to a now-rectified software error. Users’ actions such as deleting a message or marking a message as spam, may have been applied to a message other than the one they were viewing according to a notification displayed in the Gmail iOS app and reported by the folks over at The Verge. The bug was active been January 15 and January 22.
The issue could potentially have been impacted those who used mobile browsers or the offline version of Gmail during that time according to Google. The company is prompting those who may have been affected to review their Gmail trash and spam folders before February 14 to ensure no accidentally-moved messages are lost. Gmail’s standard retention policy for messages in those folders is 30 days.
Source: The Verge