Yahoo Loses Mail
I will never, ever understand folks who store their email in a free, online account. Doubly so when it’s business mail. I use my free online email accounts for things like, you know, spam!
Apparently, today, Yahoo lost scores of email. The web is abuzz with this news, folks are yelling and screaming because their lives/business lives/contacts are suddenly gone.
I don’t know why it happened. I suppose we’ll find out in a day or two, Yahoo isn’t commenting on it. I’m simply taking an opportunity to RANT about not keeping email online. It’s a terrible practice.
If you must keep email online – and there is really no reason to do so – find a way to back it up. Just don’t trust “them” to do it for you. Stuff happens. It’s far safer to use a service that allows you to download your email thru a real email client like Thunderbird or Outlook, then you can backup and backup your email. If something happens, you might lose a couple of days or a week, but you won’t lose years.