Lost emails?

Reider

New member
On Friday, I went to look at my business emails and they were gone. Disappeared without a trace. I contacted my local web/seo professional to see what happened. He looked into it with the server provider, and said I had too many emails so the server erased all of them. That sounds like BS to me. I had a max of maybe 150.

So I asked going forward, what can we do to make sure this never happens again. I was told to either start a new email like Gmail or delete more of my emails. My web guy said it happened to another client of his in the past. I don't want to change email addresses because of any promotional items I have out there with it on.

I feel like something else happened and I'm not getting the entire story. Maybe I'm wrong, but there should be no way my small amount of emails (mostly just text) should have caused this. This incident is causing me to lose trust in my web/seo person.

Do any of you tech guys have advice/thoughts?
 

Grant

Administrator
Check your archived email. Most servers will be set to auto-archive. This moves the emails from the server to your local machine to save room on the server.
Are you hosting your own email server? (I.e. Microsoft small business server)
What email program are you using? (microsoft outlook, Thunderbird etc..)
 

Reider

New member
Check your archived email. Most servers will be set to auto-archive. This moves the emails from the server to your local machine to save room on the server.
Are you hosting your own email server? (I.e. Microsoft small business server)
What email program are you using? (microsoft outlook, Thunderbird etc..)

I used the program my web guy told me to use. It is through Host Assured. Maybe I can forward all of my emails to an Outlook account like Clark suggested so I have a backup on my computer.
 

Trae R

New member
I used the program my web guy told me to use. It is through Host Assured. Maybe I can forward all of my emails to an Outlook account like Clark suggested so I have a backup on my computer.

Forward to a Gmail account and you will always have them.
 

John Marentay

New member
If I remember correctly, you can actually set up gmail... then go into the settings and set up to collect mail from any other POP3 email address you own. Pictures are of settings screen and the original add account box. You would just click on the Add POP3 mail account you own and keep inputting the required info. It should reduce the work of just forwarding it all to yourself. It also allows you 25Gb of storage, which with mainly text emails, there is no way you could reach the limit.


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I was gonna say use gmail to download them. You also can use gmail for your own domain email. It is a feature of google apps for business and is free within certain parameters.

John, Pete has branded himself with that logo. At first glance I thought you were Pete too. lol
 

John Marentay

New member
All Good Jason!!

Id rather be me... my Dad is an amazing man but I'm not ready to fill his shoes. Someday maybe, if I keep working for it. But not now...
 
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