- WEB STARTUPS
- WEB JOBS
- ALL TOPICS
WTF Dept: People it’s called a BETA for a reason!
Mike just posted about reports of mass Gmail account deletions. Yep, I would be pissed as f*** if my Gmail account was deleted. Actually I don't really use Gmail except for some data dumps and they are still there as of 10 minutes ago. Phew!
So why am I putting this post into the WTF Dept? Easy. Gmail has a note on their logo… did you happen to notice it when you use the app? Here let me show you (magnified 4x):
That's right people, it is a BETA. What does BETA mean? It means simply that shit won't always work. That its a work in progress.
I agree with GMAilFan in the TechCrunch comments that you should be able to export your mail from Gmail onto your local harddrive. I can see Google implementing this asap! In any event, you should export your mail via the POP mail method so in case Gmail deletes your account, you will have a backup. Get those Zip drives and Bernoulli drives out of the closet!
FYI, Here are the service terms from Gmail on the usage of their service:
Indemnification. You agree to hold harmless and indemnify Google, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, and employees from and against any third party claim arising from or in any way related to your use of the Service, including any liability or expense arising from all claims, losses, damages (actual and consequential), suits, judgments, litigation costs and attorneys' fees, of every kind and nature. In such a case, Google will provide you with written notice of such claim, suit or action.