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Gmail for iOS Bug May Have Caused Users to Remove Messages Accidentally

Gmail for iOS Bug May Have Caused Users to Remove Messages Accidentally

You may want to take a peek at your Gmail Spam and Trash folders to make sure they’re not holding messages you might have wanted to keep, as Google has been notifying some users of its Gmail for iOS app that a now-corrected software bug may have caused them to remove some messages by mistake.

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AppleInsider:

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 Verge. The bug was active between Jan. 15 and Jan. 22.

The issue could have also caused problems for users who accessed Gmail via mobile browsers or the offline version of Gmail.

Google is suggesting users check their Gmail trash and spam folders by February 14th to confirm no accidentally moved messages are present. Google retains email in those folders for a 30-day period, which will expire on Feb. 14th.

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