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Old 06-27-11, 01:19 PM   #9
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 7,809
Default Re: Alternative to Live Mail?

Here was my key deciding factor for migrating my wife from Hotmail a few months ago.

Within the last half year, both Hotmail and Gmail have both had down-times where user data was lost.

Gmail recovered from tape. Hotmail lost TONS of messages including a nice handful from two of my wife's accounts. Gmail communicated the issue clearly and provided status updates. Hotmail did not.

Remember to archive your messages offline once and a while, too. You're going to get zero support from either company if they lose your messages or your account is compromised since you're not a paying customer.
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