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How long is email data retained in the service provider's servers?

Date: 09 Dec 2015    Group: Opinion About    Category: Miscellaneous   

Service providers like yahoo, gmail, rediff and many such other companies provide free services to the users for sending/receiving emails. Such email data is stored in the servers of the service providers for retrieving the same as and when required. How long such data is stored in the service providers servers? Experts: please resolve this query.

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Author: Mahesh    11 Dec 2015      Member Level: Gold     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

Email service providers keep the username active for 180 days without having to check the inbox. After 180 days, your id will be declared dormant and you have to activate it back. In case of ID not activated for 3 years, the username will be made available again.

This is how the Yahoo and policies are made for the free email address.

In case of gmail it can be activated simply by opening it just once. And considering the fact that gmail ID mines personal data, it does not delete the data. And with gmail your data remains with them forever. You do get chance to recover password using 2 step authentication. So they don't have to delete your data and account.

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