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Haochi [PersonRank 10]

Sunday, July 30, 2006
13 years ago2,796 views

"If you don't log in to Gmail within three months of it being labeled dormant – or for nine consecutive months – Google may delete the account."

Is this new?
mail.google.com/support/bin/an ...

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

It's not new and it will probably never be deleted.

OREO [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

it's been a policy for a while.

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Almost a year ago Google sent an email to the "secondary email address" associated with my Gmail account, warning me that I hadn't accessed the Gmail account for nine months and it would be deleted unless I accessed it soon.

Piotr Konieczny [PersonRank 9]

13 years ago #

What about POP access?

Sankar Anand [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

inoux said
>It's not new and it will probably never be deleted

how can you say it will never delete ?

iZeitgeist [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

>> What about POP access?

You still access your account even with pop, just the interface is different.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Yahoo definitely does this. Every time I log into my Yahoo mail account for testing purposes – every couple of months – I find all my mails deleted. Of course, it's no big deal as I don't use their service anyway. To avoid this, they offer you to upgrade to a premium account though. I suppose Gmail is a bit more lax about their rules, tho when I don't login to Gmail for 3 months it's a fair bet I switched to a competitor's email client...

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