Did you hear the news? Gmail crashed in a fiery inferno of power cords and Ethernet cables over the weekend (we can assume, based on reports).
The damage was monstrous?with a whopping 0.02% of all Gmail users affected. Maybe monstrous isn't the right term, but why would the media make it into such a big story if it wasn't monstrous? Because "the cloud" is scary! Don't put anything in the cloud or you might lose it forever, right?
Whether the loss of e-mail messages affected 0.02% of Gmail users or 0.17% of Gmail users, now is probably a good time to learn how to back up your Gmail messages?just in case the cloud starts to look a little stormy. Easy and Free, Windows Only
Gmail Backup. This is a good once-in-a-while program to run that'll back up all your messages to a folder on your computer. If the unthinkable happens, you can restore everything back to Gmail. The program is free, but it only runs on Windows.
I'll believe corporations are persons when Texas executes one.: LBJ's Ghost