This is what I call a Gmail problem: nearly 2000 emails... poof, gone.

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http://ubuntuforums.org – As much as I dislike Google, I have a Gmail account I created a few years ago. I logged in tonight to change my password. I changed it, and it wouldn't let me log back in. So I clicked "Can't Access Your Account?", answered my security question, changed my password again, and logged in. No emails. I have searched All Mail, Trash, everything. Twice. My nearly 2000 important emails are no longer extant. WHAT?! I'm very very close to switching to my own mail server, but I just lost a heck of a lot of correspondence. Can I get them back, in the face of Google's policy that on (Hardware)