[Boatanchors] A Cautionary Tale

COURYHOUSE at aol.com COURYHOUSE at aol.com
Mon Nov 18 11:48:00 EST 2013

Bry -   naw...    you can  but it  takes  a 3ed party program.
there are   programs that  will migrate the   data.
and  programs that will even  save stuff out of the aol   'cloud'
then I have   a set of  html  files and  attachment  file  folders  built  
I keep in another  directory... how  cool I found stuff  in some of those  
attachment  folders I had missed  seeing in the orig mesage..
and we are talking about thousands and thousands and thousands of  
now also I  can  search the contents of  the  files in  the  folder also to 
 find  obscure  info I needed!
http://www.connectedsw.com/   try   this   company  for  conversion   
ed sharpe archivist for smecc
In a message dated 11/18/2013 7:40:36 A.M. Mountain Standard Time,  
bcarling at cfl.rr.com writes:

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  
>> 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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