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jacobt

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Hi. I just logged into my gmail account and all my email has disappeared. I last logged in last night and had something like 3000 messages in my box. I logged in right now and I have 27 messages--all my messages from around 10 AM this morning to now. Is something going on with gmail or did my mailbox get hacked into? I have not been accessing email via POP or IMAP, so nothing should have been deleted that way. I am freaking out, if anybody can help me please provide any info that may help me figure out what happened. Thank you in advance.

Also, note - I have gone into ALL MAIL, TRASH, ARCHIVE, etcetera and have not found my missing mail.

Edited by jacobt, 26 June 2008 - 12:26 AM.

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Hello,

If the mail is not in your All Mail folder then you should contact Google right away. Find out if they had a server crash. That could be the cause also. If not then i would advise them to check into the IP logs for your email address and see who has accessed it. Cause at that point it was hacked.

Cheers,
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Hi jacobt,

GMail is AJAX interface on a bunch of webservers, AFAIK. In such cases HTML e-mail content goes through a complex sanitation and it would be tricky to write a script that cleans up its traces (only) when propagated through the GMail.
With you demonstratin I am fairly confident that this is a case of applied filtering on a view of e-mail list and not self deleting e-mail.

Regards,
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Update: I just received this message box when logging on to GMail [See attachment]. I am not sure if this is relevant or not. I don't recall ever receiving a message box like this before. Then again, I don't remember not receiving a message box like this before, either. Perhaps I am being overly cautious.

Thanks.

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Edited by jacobt, 05 July 2008 - 01:26 AM.

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Just to be safe, I would change your password and make sure you don't store it in ANY of your web browsers.
It may not have been a hack, but just to be safe.

FireB :)
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