[Boatanchors] A Cautionary Tale
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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.
> 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!!!
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