How long will AOL save my email?

Discussion in 'AOL' started by popowich, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. popowich

    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

    Aug 12, 2008
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    AOL will save your email for different amounts of time depending on which folder(s) you are using to store your email.

    Inbox -

    • Email is not removed from your inbox until you delete it
    Sent -

    • Email is not removed from your sent mail until you delete it
    Spam -

    • Email older than 5 days will automatically be deleted from your spam folder
    Trash -

    • Email older than 7 days will be automatically deleted from your Trash folder
    Recently Deleted -

    • Email older than 7 days will be automatically deleted from your recently deleted folder
    Saved Folders -

    • Email saved in the Saved on AOL, Saved on My PC, or My Folders mail folder will not be deleted until you delete it.
    For more information on AOL folder message limits see -

  2. onegreenday

    onegreenday New Email

    Mar 15, 2011
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    I lost ALL my sent mail for the last 3 years.

    I have AOL webmail and save nothing on my computer.

    That's why I save it on AOL; in case my computer crashes or is stolen.

    Somebody hacked my computer or AOL and for 2 days....

    I was getting a bunch of returned "undeliverable" mail, that I never sent.

    Then my "sent" mail folder was total empty.

    How can I get my "sent mail" folder back?

    thank you.


  3. raydco

    raydco New Email

    Aug 25, 2011
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    How about on AOL servers after a person deletes from folder?

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