Do you have a potential problem with your email?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Venture Realty International

Please backup your email and contacts!



Do you have a potential problem with your email?

 

I'm worried about mine and I need to make some changes.


In the last few weeks, several of my friends have lost their email -- fortunately it was a temporary situation, but it made me much more aware of what could happen if I lost my email tomorrow and it could not be recovered.  I've also seen problems with several of the major email services.


I am a person who saves a lot of the messages that I receive in my email.  I save some of the very important ones, because, I know exactly where to look for them.  I save my "B" class emails that I want to look at someday when I have time.

I could possibly lose all of them

 

I also save newsletters and idea messages - future blogging ideas.

I could possibly lose all of these.


I also save a lot of contact information in my email account.  Along with their email address, I have birthdays, anniversaries, and other important information. A lot of this is for friends and family who are not in my business contact manager. 

I could possibly lose all of this.

 
I am starting right now to back up the material in my emails.  I am also starting to backup all the contact information. 

What about you?

What if you lost your email tomorrow?

Please backup your email and contacts!

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
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Just wondering how you can back up your emai.. e.g. if you have gmail.. what would you suggest?  Thanks for the heads up.

March 04, 2011 10:47 PM #1
Rainmaker
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Hi Gary:  My husband had his e-mail account hi-jacked because he responded to a bogus e-mail asking for his password.....he answered the authentic "Looking", e-mail and the thief sent all of his contacts a request for emergency money!!!!   :)   Good reminder to protect our contacts by backing them up!

March 04, 2011 10:48 PM #2
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Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
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Gary,

Good question, how you back them up?

I think one way is to transfer them to Google, and then you do not need to back them up, they will be on the Internet.

Is that what you do?

 

March 04, 2011 10:51 PM #3
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Gary Coles
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

Joan, I am currently researching several methods of backup and will do another post next week evaluating a few of them.  Meanwhile I hope to get some feedback form the experiences of ActiveRain members.

Jane, Thank you.  it is amazing the different ways that we can lose information. 

Jon, Right now, I am not good at backing up, I tend to move copies of my sent mail to my contact notes - but I really need to update and change my haphazard methods of managing my email and contacts.

March 04, 2011 11:04 PM #5
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Hi Gary,

good advice, dependent on your email and CRM program, most will have a back up system.

ours is advantage xi which syncs with our server, as well as google contacts and gmail. we seem to be well protected  (for now)

Have a Pfanntastic week.

 

March 05, 2011 12:48 AM #6
Rainer
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Good points, well made. Thank you for sharing with us!

March 05, 2011 12:49 AM #7
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Kristine Ginsberg
Morris County, NJ: Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Morris Plains, NJ
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Great suggestions Gary and I too have a system of saving my emails for for future reference. Luckily for me my husband backs up everything on our computer because if it was left to me, we'd be in real trouble!

March 05, 2011 09:45 AM #8
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Gary Coles
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

Peter & Linda, Thank you.  I will have to check out advantage xi. 

John, Thank you.  It is always great to have you stop by. 

Kristine, It sounds like your husband is the perfect system for backing everything up.

March 05, 2011 02:01 PM #9
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Jeanne Kozak
RE/MAX In Action - Martinsburg, WV
REALTOR and Broker/Owner in WV and VA

We use Carbonite. We have had to use it a couple times to restore everything on a computer in the office.

March 05, 2011 10:45 PM #10
Rainmaker
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Gary Coles
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

Jeanne, Thank you for telling about Carbonite. I plan on learning more about it.

March 05, 2011 10:48 PM #11
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Torgie Madison
Quicksilver Real Estate Solutions, LLC - Portland, OR
Websites and Contact Management

Backing up digital files and information is SO important! After having a computer break on me years ago I started doing regular back-ups once a month. As far as email goes, every email client is going to be different and some have easier ways to back-up than others.

March 09, 2011 02:29 AM #12
Rainmaker
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Gary Coles
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

Torgie, it is amazing how much damage can be done if files are not backed up and the computer breaks.  I try to back up things often, I would really hate to lose even more than a few days worth of material.

March 09, 2011 02:46 PM #13
Rainer
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Paul Gapski
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Do Xi synch with yahoo or just google

March 10, 2011 12:31 AM #14
Rainmaker
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Gary Coles
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

Paul, Thank you.  I will check that out.

March 10, 2011 01:08 AM #15
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John Gall
Nextage Property Solutions - Las Vegas, NV

Gary,

 Jeanne had it right, Carbonite is a great resource. Figured I'd lend my support for it.

-John

March 10, 2011 01:52 AM #16
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Gary Coles
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John, Thank you.  I appreciate the feedback.

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