My gmail inbox appears to be wiped out.
July 24, 2013 12:31 PM Subscribe
A few days ago I had 24,000 messages in my inbox; today I have 55. What happened to them?
posted by quixotictic to computers & internet (8 answers total)
When I search for old emails by the person's name, I can find them, but old emails are no longer in my inbox. I do use filters, but not for messages from people I know. A few days ago I downloaded Dropbox, which seems to have prompted the Mail program on my Mac to import all of my gmail (which I allowed by accident), but the old 24K emails are not on Mail either.
Two questions: 1. Why are these messages not in my inbox on gmail -- and not in the trash or any other folder/filter either -- but they can be found when I search for them by the senders'/recipients' names? 2. I'd actually like to get rid of Mail unless there is a reason to keep it. Are there any benefits to keeping it?