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DesertScrb26 Jul 2011 4:17 p.m. PST

A couple of years ago, I obtained a free domain name through Microsoft's Live Office (or Office Live) service and started using an email account through that name.

The domain name eventually disappeared, but my email was working fine until this morning, when I find all my saved messages in my inbox were gone. It was like I had opened a brand new email account. I found a message in an old email account I had used to obtain the domain name, and it seems my domain name is now in the hands of an Austrailian internet company, although I think I still have control of the name till it expires next year.

I don't really care about that, but I would like to access all the old emails I had saved. Any suggestions?

Jana Wang Inactive Member26 Jul 2011 7:46 p.m. PST

If they were not stored on your hard drive they have probably been deleted. You can contact the service that had your domain name and see if they still have the old files, but you shouldn't hold your breath.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP27 Jul 2011 3:27 a.m. PST

Is this the shape of things to come in the brave new world of "cloud computing" ?

Klebert L Hall Inactive Member27 Jul 2011 4:11 a.m. PST

If you want something, make sure you keep it on machinery you own and have physical control over. It's no guarantee, but it's better than the alternative.

Is this the shape of things to come in the brave new world of "cloud computing" ?

Yes, and it isn't a "new world", it's the mainframe/terminal model back from the dead.


Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP27 Jul 2011 4:38 a.m. PST

Kle is precisely correct ! Many firms were askance
at the transfer of control which the PC/Mac gave to
users, at the potential expense (literally, in terms
of profit) of the biggies.

'Cloud computing' is their answer and attempt to milk
more $$$$'s.

If users are that concerned about files, data, etc.,
get yourself a BIG external HD. They're cheaper and
cheaper, these days, and really easy to set-up and use!

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP27 Jul 2011 9:19 a.m. PST

Get two – then you can backup the backup. CAn get 1TB for very little s these days.

Klebert L Hall Inactive Member28 Jul 2011 5:08 a.m. PST

Yeah, a friend has over 10TB of storage, because the drives are so cheap he keeps buying them…

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