Lots of people heavily depend upon their e-mail, even using remote email hosting services like Google’s (News - Alert) Gmail, but users can lose access to their e-mail messages if the hosting service gets hacked or some disaster like Hurricane Sandy puts it out of commission.
Fortunately, there is an email hosting backup service available called Dropmyemail, and it fully supports e-mails to the cloud.
Dropmyemail works with major Web-based email hosting services, such as Gmail, Yahoo, AOL (News - Alert), Hotmail and others. It also works with POP3 and IMAP, giving users of other e-mail accounts access to the service. Users can create an account with the service or log in with Facebook, Twitter (News - Alert) or Google accounts and Dropmyemail will detect what email hosting platform the user has from the username and password used, and will back up messages accordingly.
The solution uses a dashboard to allow users to back up their messages including attachments with ease. Also, the service will back up e-mail automatically once the user’s account is set up.Users can even send messages from an old account to a new one, though this can only be done once.
Additionally, it is simple to keep track of attachments sent through multiple email hosting services with this offerings due to the fact that it enables consumers to view attachments in one folder and also search by file type. The uploading of files that are backed up can then be shared with friends and colleagues on social networks.
Touted as highly secure, Dropmyemail encrypts the user’s connection using TLS/SSL and encrypts the messages themselves using 256 bit Advanced Encryption Standards (AES).
The basic service costs $10 a year for five GB of storage. For $20 per year, users can store 10 GB worth of e-mail messages and heavy users can store 50GB of messages for $70 per year. The site also has a free trial for 15 days.
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Edited by Jamie Epstein