[Boatanchors] A Cautionary Tale

MICHAEL TALLENT mwtallent at comcast.net
Mon Nov 18 10:43:06 EST 2013

I just did a change from XP to Win 7 and I did not have to type anything, 
even all the mail filters I had set in Outlook Express were converted into 
Microsoft Windows Live Mail program.  I had e-mail archives dating back to 
1996 and they were all transferred to the new Win 7 computer.  Just do the 
conversion to Windows Live mail to the XP computer before you upgrade to Win 
7 and it will convert everything over to the new mail program.  Then Export 
all the settings and mail archives to an external drive and then import into 
the new computer after Win 7 is installed.  Priceless

Mike T  W6MXV   built my first computer in 1975

-----Original Message----- 
From: Bry Carling
Sent: Monday, November 18, 2013 9:40 AM
To: DAve Mayfield
Cc: boatanchors at mailman.QTH.net ; ARC5 at mailman.QTH.net ; 
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Subject: Re: [Boatanchors] A Cautionary Tale

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.

Bry Carling

> 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!!!
>> YMMV,
>> -John

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