Gmail is undoubtedly the most popular email service out there because it’s free, reliable, easy to use, and offers a huge disk space. Back in the days when Gmail first came out around 2004, all the other free online email services offered a mere 2MB of email space. Gmail offered 2GB, and in addition, adds more space to your account every second.
Who needs 2GB of space anyway? So people stopped deleting emails. I stopped deleting emails. Now my Gmail account has over over 7GB of space and I’ve used up 25% of my space. That’s 1.8GB of emails, useful information, receipts, articles, news, RSS feed, attachments, pictures, files, and junk.
I probably don’t need to keep everything, but who cares about deleting emails when we have "unlimited" space? So what happens if Google goes bust one day or their servers crash? Where will all our information be? Those of you that heavily rely on Gmail to manage your life, don’t say you’ve never been warned.
Always back up your hard drive. Always back up your email account!
Check out Gmail Backup. Download this software to your computer and it will back up your Gmail account.
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Originally posted by Susan at http://www.shanghaitechwriter.com/2009/04/02/back-up-your-email-account/