Gmail Does Magic: 60 Users Suffer 100% E-mail Loss

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  1. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Rather Scary - have you guys seen this yet? Read the article and most importantly some comments in Google Groups...

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    Source: http://tech.cybernetnews.com/2006/12/28/gmail-does-magic-makes-emails-disappear/

    Google Group Discussion: http://groups.google.com/group/Gmai...read/thread/e19d6ab5d41e58eb/bd2a9386c2a1ad41

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    I have checked all my accounts and everything seems to be in order.
     
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  2. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    So...
    What do the 60 people whos lives are all messed up get?
    I know if i lost all my emails i would be wicked messed up.
     
  3. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    If you read most of the information posted within that, you would see most people are getting nothing. Some, but only a small portion, are getting partial amounts of e-mail restored.

    Google T.O.S. clearly states that regardless of their backup methods, they are under no obligation to restore any data in the event of a loss.

    I think the matter is still being looked into though.
     
  4. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    Man, i bet they lost those members.
    I would have expected some sort of reparations for this grave mistake.
     
  5. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    If you RELY on your email then don't use an online service such as Google, Yahoo!, or Hotmail/Windows Live.
     
  6. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    I dont RELY on it.
    But it would certainly be a major inconvenience in my life.
    What if i had passwords and stuff there for steam and such.
    Also, i do have important emails on gmail, though sparse.
     
  7. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    So true. If their mail was important, they should of been retrieving a local copy via POP3.
     
  8. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    Well maybe they dont know how to do that.
    I wouldnt waste time setting up an outlook account.
    I mean, this isn't alright, sure Gmail is not obligated to do anything, but people expect that their emails are secure, and will be there...
     
  9. Brad

    Brad Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    Anyone relying on a BETA for their production environment deserves what is coming to them.
     
  10. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    Oh come on, a BETA?
    how long has gmail been on the web, 2 - 3 yrs?
    Beta my arse
     
  11. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    They still have it labeled as a Beta

    User should still be aware of what needs to be backed up if things are so critical to them though. You could use the POP3 feature, forward to another account as a failsafe, etc.
     

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  12. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    If you rely on your email then don't use online services. =)
     
  13. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    Any important info I get through email I'll copy and paste in notepad then save it somewhere safe, it's habit and as I hate having loads of emails stored I can then just delete them.
     
  14. Brad

    Brad Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    Nevertheless, it is still a beta. I maintain that if you are using it in a production environment with no recourse, you deserve what is coming to you.
     
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  16. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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    Gmail - that rings a bell! Oh yea, I've got a Gmail acount and I just checked it and all 1344 spam messages and 10 regular messages are still there. I think I'll wipe oiut the SPAM just for grins. Awhhhhh, that felt good! :crosseyed:
     
  17. vern

    vern Dominus Political User Folding Team

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    meh, I use Gmail as a POP3 account. I only use the web interface if I want to write something real quick and I'm not on my desktop.
     
  18. vertigo

    vertigo OSNN Senior Addict

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    i agree, if your emails are that important you would use an email client like outlook or thunderbird. and it takes all of 5 minutes to set up, complete step-by-step instructions for a bunch of clients are given by google/gmail. at least that's how long it took me.

    twas a bit of a wakeup call i bet :)
     
  19. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    I haven't been on my GMail account in months. I got tired of all the spam I was getting. It was starting to be worse than yahoo and hotmail ...
     
  20. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Gmail has pretty solid spam detection actually - I get a lot of it but it all goes to my spam folder.