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Sudden loss of Gmail [Contacts] list population ...

By OldER Mycroft ·
Just a few minutes ago I tried to send a joke to one of my Gmail Groups (of email addresses) and found all that the initial letter produced was a COMMA. I tried sending the joke anyway but only I appeared in the 'Sent' folder, as a recipient.

When I checked in my Contacts page, most of my Contacts are gone. I checked in the backup and they're all gone from there as well.

Oddly, in all the instances I've ever seen of missing contacts within online email systems, this is the first time it's ever been applied to my Gmail account (which according to the blurb is more secure than most).

Anyone else 'lost' any email addresses from Gmail?

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contacts!!!??

by shasca In reply to Sudden loss of Gmail [Con ...

Maybe you really don't have any, and you just dreamt that you did?

I finally beat him to the punchline.

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Thankfully not a total 3,428MB loss ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Apparently there has been ...

Since I've still got approaching 3.5GB of email to look back on, to confirm what I KNOW used to actually exist.

D'you reckon that Shasca could be 'roped and branded' for that previous remark ?...

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We could setup

by Jacky Howe In reply to Thankfully not a total 3, ...

a kangaroo court.

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You get the rope ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to We could setup

I'll light the fire!

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UH, little problem

by Jacky Howe In reply to You get the rope ...

we have to get to Cheyenne, Wyoming first. But as you may need it go ahead and light the fire. I'll have a think about the rope.

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Use an email Client

by willcomp In reply to Sudden loss of Gmail [Con ...

Gmail supports both POP and IMAP, so you can use most any client such as Outlook or Thunderbird. That way, your contacts are local and can be applied to any email account.

Unless Gmail is accessed from a number of different PCs, I find using a client more convenient.

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Mmm.. perhaps wrongly viewed, but I prefer online ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Use an email Client

Presently I've got 8GB x 2 of Gmail storage and it doesn't infringe on any of my HDDs.

Perhaps I'm wrong?

I've also got a full current backup of the [Contacts] .csv file, but don't tell anyone! :)

Thunderbird was very good, but too time consuming - direct online access is far faster - my system only goes offline with a power shrift (2, maybe 3 times per year).[Apart from M$ backups]

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Leave it Online

by willcomp In reply to Mmm.. perhaps wrongly vie ...

I leave Gmail stored online (just set client not to delete from server) and only store important stuff locally after deleting the crap. I also cleanup Gmail every now and then. Most of the email I receive is not worth storing -- get around 40 or 50 per day from Experts Exchange that are not worth saving.

I trust my mirrored drives and backups much more than I do Google when it comes to preserving important email. Hard disk space is cheap.

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