News by Andrew Kameka on Wednesday January 29, 2014.
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Better double-check your email spam and trash folders because a Gmail bug may have accidentally deleted some messages sent earlier this month. Google warns that an issue in Gmail "inadvertently caused some actions (e.g. delete, report spam)" while users viewed messages. The issue happened between January 15 and 22, 2014 and has since been fixed; however, Google warns that messages may still be in Spam or Trash.
Anyone who uses Gmail for iOS, Gmail in the mobile browser, or offline Gmail is encouraged to peruse their Spam and Trash folders to make sure that no important messages are in either folder. Those messages affected by the bug will be deleted February 14, 2014 along with Google standard monthly purge of messages marked as spam or worth deleting.
People who receive a high volume of emails can filter their spam and trash folders by entering the following search terms in Gmail:
after:2014/01/11 before:2014/01/22 in:spam
after:2014/01/11 before:2014/01/22 in:trashvia: The Verge
Andrew is based in Miami, Florida.