Google probing lost Gmail messages, contacts [CNET News]
If you're a user of Google's Gmail, there's a very small chance that you may be missing some of the emails in your inbox. According to Google, around 0.08 percent of Gmail users are affected by an unknown bug that has casued them to lose access to emails, contacts and folders stored in their Gmail account.
While eight-hundredths of one percent may sound like an especially tiny number, consider that there are millions of Gmail users, so even a small percentage of users impacted means that there are thousands that may be missing email. Also, that's a number that was revised downward after the bug initially affected over three times as many users.
Google indicates that its engineers are working to retrieve the lost email of its Gmail users.