[Boatanchors] A Cautionary Tale
laptop at gwltd.com
Mon Nov 18 18:09:53 EST 2013
Personally I never use web based e-mail, I do use Gmail, but I have
always used a PC based program like Thunderbird or if you like you can
use Outlook, then it's all on the PC not in the Dark Cloud.
J. Forster wrote:
> 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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73 Dave W9WRL
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