eBay announced that it will be reducing the length of time that users are able to store emails in their Messages folders. Until now, users have been able to save a year’s worth of messages, but this is being reduced to six months, effective in five days from now.
The company says they are doing this because “most users don’t look at emails older than six months,” and that the additional capacity gained by removing old messages will be used to help the Messages system run faster.
“Over the next couple of months, we’ll be making changes to improve the Messages system within My eBay,” the company said. “Once complete, you’ll enjoy enhanced search functionality, a new auto-archive function for easy email organization and more.”
eBay will start removing old emails on September 12, so if you have anything that needs saved, you better get to it.
“This includes messages that you have saved in an Archive folder,” eBay says. “You will not be able to retrieve these emails once they are deleted.”
Users are advised to save messages by either forwarding the messages to their personal inboxes or simply saving them to their computers.