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#1 pouringreign

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 10:12 AM

I have a friend who uses AOL on the web (webmail) and now she wants to buy a new computer. I am wondering if she logs-on to aol, she will get all of the mail she has now on the AOL. I understand that if she was using the AOL program for her email, it might be easier to backup what she has. I have been doing research on this, she is scared that she will lose (especially) the sent mail.

I want to do this the best and safest way so she doesnt lose any email. Personally, I do not use AOL, so I am not aware of the in's anmd out's. Can someone tell me the best way to do this? Is there software to make it easier?

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 11:04 AM

If you use webmail it's in the cloud. "Cloud" means it's on AOL's servers, and not locally on her computer. Therefore she shouldn't have any problem switching computers.

Hope this helped, if you have any questions, just reply. :thumbsup:

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 11:10 AM

She is afraid that old sent mail will get deleted either by accident or on purpose. Also is their anyway to backup the email in her webmail. It might not be necessary.

I was thinking to put aol in outlook, however I don't know if only new mails will get sucked in or all the mail. She is a psychologist and needs the history of her sent mails.

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 11:13 AM

Since the mail isn't saved on her computer, it should be fine. To prove this point to her, you can log onto AOL.com from another computer and have her make sure her sent mail is still there.

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 11:16 AM

She is afraid AOL will crash and burn...lol

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 11:18 AM

As long as it's not stored locally (on her computer) she really has nothing to worry about. Unless she deletes the mail, nothing should be deleted.

The whole point of webmail is to be able to connect and receive mail from anywhere you have an internet connection.

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 11:23 AM

If it can be stored on Windows Mail, it is in her computer and she could back it up remotely. Something like this might give her a better feeling. Although the remote backup place could get bombed...lol

We are talking about a paranoid lady.

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 11:27 AM

LOL. If the place was bombed... her main would be screwed anyways ;)

you can always set up the Live Mail program, and store the email on there... just in case the place does get bombed. :thumbsup:

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 11:29 AM

I would do what I suggested. Log onto AOL.com and show her that the mail doesn't get deleted.

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 11:32 AM

I would do what I suggested. Log onto AOL.com and show her that the mail doesn't get deleted.



Yeah, that's a great idea!

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 11:34 AM

I think what she wants is to store the emails locally and be able to backup a pst file and save it on a flash drive.




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