Google issues warning: Did you save your Gmail?

Google issues warning: Did you save your Gmail?

It's time to check your junk mail and mark this article as read!

Google issues three-week Gmail warning to users

In November 2023, we told you that if you have a Gmail account that you have been neglecting or simply forgot about, you might want to log in and have a look around.

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Google issued an official warning that it was getting rid of unused and inactive Gmail accounts.

The company introduced a policy earlier this year that was going to be set into action at the start of December 2023.

This policy ensures that millions of Gmail accounts are permanently deleted as part of a major update for the platform.

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Accounts that have been dormant for two years or more have been receiving warning notifications before all emails, documents, spreadsheets, calendar appointments, photos, and videos were deleted.

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While many thought this wasn't a big deal because they were just losing an old email account, it is important to note that other platforms or services connected to this email address are also affected.

The biggest reason for this policy is that it helps prevent users from being victims of hacking, phishing scams, and other security violations.

If you have noticed that you cannot access a Gmail account then this might be your answer.

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