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Old 16 Nov 2020, 11:13 AM   #1
gsan
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Old gmail account shutdown

If a gmail account doesnt get used for like 5 years or more, what would happen to that email account eventually??? If more than 5 years go by assuming no one else is using it, what will happen to it??? Would anyone happen to know by any chance??
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Old 16 Nov 2020, 11:43 PM   #2
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https://support.google.com/mail/thread/7392644?hl=en
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Old 17 Nov 2020, 04:36 AM   #3
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New Google policies on storage of files, photos, and inactive accounts will go into effect next year: https://www.blog.google/products/pho...policy-update/

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We’re introducing new policies for consumer accounts that are either inactive or over their storage limit across Gmail, Drive (including Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drawings, Forms and Jamboard files) and/or Photos to better align with common practices across the industry. After June 1:

If you're inactive in one or more of these services for two years (24 months), Google may delete the content in the product(s) in which you're inactive.
Similarly, if you're over your storage limit for two years, Google may delete your content across Gmail, Drive and Photos.
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Old 18 Nov 2020, 07:29 PM   #4
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Thank you for the update
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