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  • peterjustinyu 4:04 pm on February 7, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Your email is not secure in the cloud 

    Cloud email can go missing

    Just another example how your cloud email is not safe. In this instance, Gmail made the mistake of allowing emails to be accidentally deleted or reported as spam.

     

    For such a major cloud email provider like Gmail, you would imagine this to be impossible. The only comforting fact is that they came clean on their mistake.

     

    If you are like the many who esteem to maintain a zero inbox, you would usually delete the junk and thrash box on the regular. This means if this “issue” affected you, you may have lost some important mails.

     

    The immediate thought is what if you lost an important work email confirming your product order, or a personal email from a loved one or perhaps a legal reminder of dire consequences. For a service that boasts 350 million users, just one % would mean 3.5 million users was exposed to this error.

     

    The only way to enjoy cloud-based email is to back it up. When you backup your emails in the cloud, it is kept safe from inherent issues from maintenance or ignorance of administrators.

     

    Besides just backing, there are other things you can do like migrating emails to different accounts, restoring your backups and many more features to improve your email experience.

     

    Don’t take your email security for granted, backup today!

     
  • akashnemani 4:29 pm on April 8, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Videos to get you started 

    Videos are the simplest and the easiest ways to learn about any new software or service. At Dropmyemail, we too believe the same. That is why our team works at creating short and simple videos to get you started.

    We have created a series of videos to help you sign up and familiarize yourself with the different features of Dropmyemail. Within a few minutes you will be ready to backup your personal and your corporate emails.

     

    Step  1 : Sign up for Dropmyemail

     

    Step 2 : Backup Email and explore the features.

     

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  • peterjustinyu 2:14 am on June 8, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , migrate email, sign into Gmail, , sign into Yahoo   

    Another reason why you should backup your email and cloud data 

    LinkedIn is not doing a good job in keep its users safe and information confidential. Other recent failures by “trusted” Internet companies means users have to do more to safeguard their online information.

    Linkedin or Leakedin

    LinkedIn or LeakedIn?

    It has just been confirmed that 6.5 million LinkedIn users’ passwords have been compromised from hacking. Earlier, it is revealed that LinkedIn’s mobile app collects and transmits names, emails and notes from your calendar in plain text.

    Linkedin would try to point out that only 4% of its 150 plus million users were affected by the password leak. Statistically, it is minor – though as a business social network, the compromised security could have serious implications.

    As this is not Facebook, not much posted in LinkedIn is trivial. Hackers could have spammed everyone on their contact list with phony offers and scams. The average LinkedIn user has 60 connections, which means potentially spammers who access the passwords could target all users. Even if it was rectified eventually and public apology offered – this would have highly discredited the individual to his business community.

    The only offered solution was for users to change their passwords en masse. Unfortunately, by now, the damage is done and any data lost is irretrievable. To make matters worse, the LinkedIn mobile app was also recently unveiled to have been copying names, emails and notes from users’ mobile phones.

    There haven’t been any updates on what LinkedIn will be doing with the collected information. Unlikely that there will be any nefarious usage of the details, it is not acceptable for data like this to be collected in the first place. These events in this short space of time makes sure that LinkedIn’s credibility is not getting any favors.

    EHarmony, the popular online dating site, also the target of password hacking attack that resulted in 1.5 million stolen passwords, most of which have been cracked. The attack is believed to be by the same hacker who stole 6.5 million passwords from LinkedIn.

    In the same vein, Google has been in the news for the wrong reasons. Google has announced that they will warn users about state-sponsored hacking into their accounts. While an honorable move on Google’s part, it just shows that even the biggest Internet company in the world cannot prevent hacking. The best they can do is to warn you about it so it does not prevent loss of data, others committing identity theft or spamming everyone.

    This follows their earlier Gmail outage faux pas in April ’12 and May ‘12.  According to CommTouch’s State of Hacked Accounts 2011, 62% of email accounts who have been hacked are not aware of their security being compromised so kudos to Google for making it easier to be notified when it from a nation-based source. Next, this brings about the question what about the hacking done on a regular basis? Truth is that Google is unable to fully safeguard all 350 million Gmail users. The data is available for all hackers who have the skills and desire to get it.

    why backup meme

    Worried about your online security?

    To prevent hacking of passwords and scenarios like LinkedIn, there are a few ways recommended:

    1. Use difficult to guess passwords that are not obvious. That means no keyboard sequences (qwerty, 1234qwer, etc.), no birthdates, and no common names. Mix numbers and capital letters.
    1. Use different passwords for different sites. If your Gmail is compromised then at least your Facebook or other accounts will be secure.
    1. Consider using a password manager that stores all you passwords, generates new ones, and syncs them between your different PCs, laptops, and tablets. Keep your master password complex and safe.
    1. Routinely change your passwords every 6 months. It could be the same password but add in numerals or punctuations.

    For email security, the best way is to use a back up solution in the cloud. Dropmyemail provides a simple cloud service to back up emails and be able to migrate emails from one provider to another. It’s a free and simple two-click process to sign into hotmail, sign into Yahoo, sign into Gmail or any other email accounts. Add the mail accounts to back up email or migrate email and it is done.

    All these pessimistic news about major corporations who are widely believed to be safe and stable proves that they are in fact not at all. It may not be any fault or negligence of the companies or their staff but the milk (information) is already spilled. While there is no use crying over it, users will be wise to ensure future situations do not bother them as much by backing up data regularly.

    Back up your data - the right way

    Back up your data – the right way

     
  • peterjustinyu 7:50 am on May 29, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    CEO of Dropmyemail to speak on the Scaling strategy of huge data of Email Backups at Echelon 2012 

    Dropmyemail’s CEO and founder, John Fearon, will be an authority on rapid scaling of startups at Echelon 2012. After all, his email backup cloud service added 630,000 users within 50 days, growing faster than Twitter, Pinterest and Fab.com at a similar stage.

    john fearon dropmyemail

    Echelon 2012 is Asia’s leading startup event and will focus on enabling all the factors required for the rapid growth of technology ventures. Fearon will be speaking to delegates and attendees on how he achieved his amazing startup scalability.

    Dropmyemail.com, the most comprehensive service that back up email and migrate email (and contacts, calendars and chat) automatically. The company began the freemium service on 1st March 2012. Within days, the coveted hockey stick growth kicked in; the company has been adding close to 15,000 new users per day since.

    Fearon commented “We are on track to hit one million users within three months, And we think we can grow even faster. There are an estimated 3.4 billion emails in the world today; 75% are consumer, not business emails. Our aim is to back-up the Internet, so we have lots of work to do.”

    Speaking at the same event alongside Fearon will be other esteemed guests who are well versed on the subject of scaling up technology companies and cloud computing. One in particular is Simone Brunozzi, Amazon Web Services’ Technology Evangelist for Asia Pacific (APAC).

    Dropmyemail is closely working with Amazon Web Services. Dropmyemail uses Amazon Web Service’s Simple Storage Service (S3), which is a secure data storage solution, to store all email backups. Fearon and Brunozzi will have plenty to share on how their companies collaborate to results in success for Dropmyemail and Amazon, in turn, has made Dropmyemail their featured startup in Asia Pacific.

    Fearon will be discussing many important and intriguing topics ranging from founders role at different stages to key challenges for tech entrepreneurs. As the expert in this field, he will be able to bring his unique experiences as a life-long entrepreneur to the table.

    In 33 years, Fearon went from winning an award selling sweets as a child, to running multi-million dollar global digital marketing campaigns, to founding Dropmyemail. This business is his third digital/cloud start-up in two years. His first was EatAds, an outdoor advertising platform. His second was Dropmysite, a cloud service to back up websites.

    Dropmyemail has proven itself with its great traction and virality to back up email and migrate email, especially in Asia, with 40% of its user base coming from India and Jakarta. With such a huge information technology community and tech savvy population in Asia, it is easy to see why so many people have signed up for Dropmyemail’s freemium service. To help accelerate that growth, Fearon has also just opened the Dropmyemail Mumbai office to service its massive Indian user base.

    With offices in Singapore, Buenos Aires and Mumbai, Fearon will also be looking to position Dropmyemail in the right space to find partners throughout the world. Dropmyemail will be looking for telecommunication companies, Internet Service Providers, hosting companies and other online distribution channels / networks.

    To hear John Fearon share more about Dropmyemail and how to scale up rapidly, do attend Echelon 2012

     echelon speakers

    Date: 11th to 12th June 2012

    Venue: University Cultural Center, National University of Singapore, Singapore

    For more information on Echelon 2012, please visit:

    http://echelon.e27.sg/SG2012/

     
  • peterjustinyu 10:07 am on May 22, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Email Backup – It is important, yet so difficult 

    Emails are fast becoming the most used form of communication in the world. There are over 3.4 billion email addresses worldwide sending out 29.4 billion legitimate emails daily. With 540 email accounts getting hacked yearly and 62% of users unaware of being compromised, the need to back up and to migrate email is imperative.

    With so much information traded back and forth online, you would think it would be easy to back up and migrate email accounts. In most instances, it has been rather difficult for the average and time-strapped user. Even some of the most popular types of email backup services still fall short of what users require.

    Freemium cloud back up

    For those who like convenience and willing to pay for it, there are freemium services. Users get 1GB free and can pay their way to up your storage space.

    Not a bad product in backing up many other cloud data like social media, though when it often only backs up one source of emails. Most people do not have one Gmail address – they would have plenty of others from various email providers.

    Unless these services expand to cover at least the other 2 major online email providers, namely Yahoo Mail and Hotmail, freemium cloud back ups are just inadequate.

    Cloud-to-cloud migration

    One way to backup your emails is to diversify your risk by moving it to another email account. In addition, this migration of emails is usually free.

    However, migrating emails to avoid hosting failures on one email provider is good though moving them to another service provide who might fail as well isn’t a solution. Gmail’s April ’12 outage was well documented as a widespread but infrequent occurrence, Hotmail has been down numerous times over the last few years.

    Shifting emails around to different accounts either manually or through dedicated services still run the risk of hosting failures.

    Desktop storage

    To ensure your cloud data is never gone, one can keep everything where it can be seen – on their hard drive. This will ensure nothing is ever lost unless the less-than-probable situation of hard drive crashes happens.

    Though, having your data on your desktop defeats the purpose of cloud computing in the first place – which is to access your information whenever you go.

    Also, the steps needed are usually complex especially for non-technical beginner users.

    Command-line-powered mail backup

    These types of services are the most straightforward as it goes to the source to program exactly what is required. After you learn the switches and options, you can get very specific with which folders and how fast your email archives stream in.

    But for the most part, it’s a bit of setup. It is beyond technical at this stage and it meant for those built for a knack of coding and patience. Normal users of cloud-based emails services will not understand the welcome screen.

    Each of the aforementioned methods has their advantages and disadvantages. It would be great to combine the pros (multi-source, cloud-based, freemium, migration-enabled) and leave out the cons (potential hosting liabilities, complicated commands and desktop access). So what most people do is to do a combination of the 4 or even all the steps to safeguard emails.

    Dropmyemail provides a simple service to back up email  and be able to migrate email from one provider to another. It’s a free and simple two-click signup process to get you going. Add the mail accounts to back emails or migrate emails and it is done.

    After this, your email will always be safe and easily accessible anywhere. Emails can be migrated back and forth while keeping a secure copy.

     
  • peterjustinyu 2:54 am on May 18, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Email migrations are no cakewalk 

    EMail Deluge

    Career Switch, Graduation, Hosting failure – these are typical situations that everyone would face and will need to migrate emails. Yet, despite how common these scenarios play out in everyone’s life, there isn’t a simple way to move emails from one place to another. Recently, Dropmyemail launched their email back up and migration service, which will solve this problem with ease.

    Gone are the days where someone works in 1 company forever. The modern day employee who is in demand will be able to move from one opportunity to the next better one with ease. At every job, there are important contacts made, files sent and sensitive information attached – it will be quite important to bring these emails along. Dawn Rosenberg McKay of About.com estimates that an average person changes careers 11 times. This means that there will be 11 sets of emails that will need to be moved around.

    Graduations happen every year for hundreds of thousands of students worldwide. Most universities give their outgoing batch of ex-students only 30 days to migrate their emails before it is deleted. Since students are likely to be using university email address to apply for jobs, all their conversations with your new employer and/or possible employers are essential. Also, after 3-4 years in school, there may be many memories attached to personal emails that they received. These emails will have a very short timeframe to be migrated before it is all gone.

    A quick search online will yield tons of articles, reports and webpages on hosting failures of major web-based email providers failing. Failures stemming from serious issues like servers crashing cause major outages and virus infections that shuts down a CPU causes droves of people to migrate. Or perhaps something more lighthearted like the new color scheme is annoys the user. For these and many more reasons, people choose to use different email accounts, they close certain ones and start new ones. This common process needs to begin with backing up and then migrating emails.

    The only solutions thus far were to forward each mail individually, utilize complex services or just forget about it. Often times, this migration process is painstakingly time and labor intensive by sifting through months and years of emails to forward them.

    According to PC advisor, on 30th April, the deadline to migrate emails hosted on the Microsoft Office Live Small Business (OLSB) online service suite passed on Monday, but customers continue to post a steady stream of complaints and problem reports, indicating that the number of businesses that haven’t made the transition is considerable.

    Migration often requires you follow a thick manual of confusing directions, which often results in losing certain mails or not migrating at all. If personal emails are important and business emails are even more so – especially when they are lost or suspended. Imagine losing the order form from a supplier or client. Not only do you lose some business, law suits may arise from it.

    Therefore, Dropmyemail provides a simple service to back up emails  and be able to migrate emails from one provider to another. It’s a free and simple two-click signup process to get you going. Add the mail accounts to back emails or migrate emails and you are safe.

    Do see the video link here of Dropmyemail CEO, John Fearon, explaining how Dropmyemail back up and migrate emails at DEMOasia ‘12:

    With this service, it should be a piece of cake for anyone in any situation to move email around for any reason.

    Here is see Loudhouse’s great summary of the need for email migrations and the problems doing so here  :

     

    Great Email Migration

     
  • peterjustinyu 8:45 am on May 11, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Overlooked between Convocation and Career: Emails 

    college graduation

    Congratulations on your impending graduation! Your life as a carefree student comes to an end and the looming work life beckons. As you start moving out of the dorms, tidying up your resume, planning your first career move, and partying really hard for one last time – you might have overlooked something critical – backing up your school emails before its too late.

    Before there was Facebook timeline, your school email account listed everything you did chronologically. Every student has a collection of 1st year notes you scanned from a lab partner, the last minute assignments you emailed your professors at 3am or your pictures from your last school trip. Perhaps even a love email from or to a crush that has been secretly admiring you from afar for the last 3-4 years.

    students moving

    Many a time in the daze of starting the next cycle in life, students focus on the future but ignore the present and forget the past. It is not until it is too late when you realize your cherished time stamps and landmark moments will be wiped clean.

    Most school administration will give you 30 days to back up emails or migrate emails before they will automatically delete the account. From the school’s point of view, it is out with the old and in with the new – doing necessary for the next batch of incoming wide-eyed freshman.

    memories

    Dropmyemail provides a simple service to back up emails  and be able to migrate emails from one provider to another. It’s a free and simple two-click signup process to get you going. Add the mail accounts to back emails or migrate emails and you are safe.

    After that, you can feel free to enjoy the next 40 years of toiling labor in the fields of gainful employment and the added responsibilities of adulthood (mortgages, loans, childcare and etc). But from time to time, you can always look back on these e-memories to remind yourself that there was once when all you had to do was homework and other fuzzy memories that you’ll live to regret on your 60th birthday.

     
  • peterjustinyu 8:02 am on May 8, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Email Outage Outrage 

    Outage outrage

    Billion dollar Internet companies like Google, Yahoo and Microsoft run the biggest email providers. There is no way they could fail, right? There is no need to back up emails or migrate emails, right?

    With over 4 billion email address worldwide, the bulk of them are through popular email providers like Gmail, Yahoo Mail and Hotmail. Online email providers are easy to use, easy to sign up and cloud based.

    Chances are you have at least one such email account. Plenty of people have multiple accounts – one for personal emails, one for Facebook signups, one for spam signups and more. On top of that, many companies are using online email service to run their daily business. It is safe to say Gmail, Yahoo Mail and Hotmail are essential for our online work and play.

    What happens when you see this message?

    Gmail Temporarily Unavailable

    This happened on April 18th 2012, Gmail went out for millions of users. If your account was only waiting to check social media updates, this is but a tiny inconvenience. What if your business emails went through Gmail? You would be biting your nails as to whether your trade went through or if your suppliers have made your deliveries.

    Yahoo did not fair much better and the Yahoo Mail outage was felt worldwide.

    Yahoo Email Outage

    For Gmail and Yahoo Mail, it was a case of outage, Hotmail lost emails and had their accounts hacked . This prompted one of the most memorable tweets:

    Tweet Hotmail Down

    What if you really only just have one account? What if that account just happens to be your work account? Can we really just rely blindly on the email providers to protect us against hackers or against their own failures?

    It is definitely wiser to back up emails or perhaps even migrate emails from one to another. Best of all, 2 clicks and you are in. You can even log in with your Facebook, Twitter or Google. Add the mail accounts to back emails or migrate emails and you are safe. Just because you’ll never know when your favorite, blue-chip, will-never-fail, rock solid email provider will fail – again. At least the next time, you will not panic.

     
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