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atikovi 11 Nov 2017 11:49 PM

How long does an email service keep attachments?
 
I use mail.com premium service. I get a monthly neighborhood newsletter that I put in a folder I created a few years ago. How long will I be able access them? Indefinably? i.e. as long as the service is in business?

janusz 12 Nov 2017 12:36 AM

As a general rule, messages are kept forever, except those in the Spam or Thrash folder which usually are automatically deleted after say 30 days.

For an authoritative answer ask mail.com.

atikovi 12 Nov 2017 12:40 AM

I'm talking about the attachments in the messages, not just the messages themselves.

janusz 12 Nov 2017 01:23 AM

I'm not aware of any email service which would delete "old" attachments from messages.
Of course this is technically possible, so ask your provider to be 100% certain.

atikovi 12 Nov 2017 01:26 AM

OK, just thought since an attachment can take up 100 times as much space as a message, it might not be stored long.


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