Re: Outlook, thunderbird, or...

Subject: Re: Outlook, thunderbird, or...
From: Caroline Tabach <caroline -dot- tabach -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Dossy Shiobara <dossy -at- panoptic -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2013 13:07:02 +0200

Do people have recommendations of such back up systems for Gmail (not using
outlook necessarily.

On Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 11:42 PM, Dossy Shiobara <dossy -at- panoptic -dot- com> wrote:

> Are you worried that your bank will refuse to give you your money when
> you ask for it? Or, close your account on a whim, just because they can
> -- and keep your money?
>
> Yeah, those are the real (not imagined, not hypothetical) risks when
> trusting someone else to provide you a service, such as Gmail:
>
> Gmail Disaster: Reports Of Mass Email Deletions
>
> http://techcrunch.com/2006/12/28/gmail-disaster-reports-of-mass-email-deletions/
>
> Google Has Disabled My GMail Account
>
> http://www.searchenginejournal.com/google-has-disabled-my-gmail-account/7871/
>
> Behave on Google Plus or Your Gmail Gets It
> http://gawker.com/5823121/behave-on-google-plus-or-your-gmail-gets-it
>
> Google Deletes Last 7 Years Of User's Digital Life, Shrugs
>
> http://consumerist.com/2011/07/22/google-deletes-last-7-years-of-users-digital-life-shrugs/
>
> See, there are laws and regulations to keep, say, your bank from seizing
> your assets and terminating your account, or refusing to give you your
> money.
>
> Until there are such consumer protections for services like email ...
> well, I would judiciously limit how much you trust such service operators.
>
> And, to anyone who's blissfully ignorant and using hosted mail services,
> I strongly suggest you periodically make backup copies of your OWN data
> to a storage that you control 100%. Just because it's "not on my
> computer, it's in the cloud" doesn't mean you no longer need to back it up.
>
>
> On 2/27/13 12:01 PM, Robert Lauriston wrote:
> > Gmail. I don't see any meaningful privacy issues. My bank has my money
> > but I don't worry that they're going to steal it.
>
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Outlook, thunderbird, or...: From: Debbie Hemstreet
Re: Outlook, thunderbird, or...: From: Dossy Shiobara

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