Well it’s all over the web this weekend, Google has lost 150,000 users’ emails. This is not the first time Google has lost member’s data, and I’m sure it’s not going to be the last. So the question on my mind does this discourage user from using Gmail? Second, does it discourage users from solely depending on Webmail rather than backing up their messages using a mail client?
I have been using Apple Mail to handle all my email for some time now. I know a lot of people use mail clients, but I also now a lot that have never used them and are big fans of using webmail only. So login to the Disqus commenting system and let me know what you think. What are your thoughts on Google loosing this data and how is that going to change the way you handle your email in the future?
Update 03-01-2011 10:41
It seems Google has apologized for the accounts that were reset, and they say you will receive your data back. At least that is what this Mashable article is saying.