[Boatanchors] A Cautionary Tale
bcarling at cfl.rr.com
Mon Nov 18 09:40:31 EST 2013
Losing your email address book that way is actually no worse than changing from a windows XP machine to a new Windows 7 or Windows 8 machine.
Microsoft has conveniently arranged so that you cannot transfer over your outlook contacts or mail into the new operating systems.
They just have to be typed in by hand. Pathetic.
> On Nov 18, 2013, at 6:09 PM, DAve Mayfield <laptop at gwltd.com> wrote:
> 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!!!
>> Boatanchors mailing list
>> Home: http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/boatanchors
>> Help: http://mailman.qth.net/mmfaq.htm
>> Post: mailto:Boatanchors at mailman.qth.net
>> List Administrator: Duane Fischer, W8DBF
>> ** For Assistance: dfischer at usol.com **
>> This list hosted by: http://www.qsl.net
>> Please help support this email list: http://www.qsl.net/donate.html
>> No virus found in this message.
>> Checked by AVG - www.avg.com
>> Version: 2012.0.2247 / Virus Database: 3222/6344 - Release Date: 11/17/13
> 73 Dave W9WRL
> Twitter @w9wrl
> Boatanchors mailing list
> Boatanchors at puck.nether.net
More information about the Boatanchors