[Boatanchors] A Cautionary Tale

J. Forster jfor at quikus.com
Sat Nov 16 14:58:13 EST 2013

This is a cautionary tale for anyone who uses webmail services (IMAP).
Examples are Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoomail, and many others.

With such services everything is stored 'in the cloud'...  ie: on remote
disks rather than on your own local HD.

I had a very nasty experience yesterday and had to contemplate how to
recover. My email went completely dark.

Since my Address Book was also on the remote server, I lost ALL my email
addresses. Rebuilding it would be a nightmare.

Soo, if you don't back up everything from the web to your local disk, at
least copy your Address Book so that does not go Poof!!!




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