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lol, is your email pop3? That's the only reason I can see you needing to back it up considering most companies would be using exchange or imap which are essentially cloud backup services in the first place.
No it's exchange, that's why I was wondering why you suggested pop 3.
My personal folder is backed up onto the cloud. I only have 1GB storage there. That's why I want to perodically back up my local PST file. It appears that the only option is to copy it onto a USB stick.
MMMarmite 1,262 posts
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If you're using Exchange for work email it's all stored on the server, and the IT department should be backing it up. The .ost file on your machine is simply a cached copy, unless they have a weird setup at your workplace
President_Weasel 10,208 posts
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/drives by thread
I really like Dropbox, I find it extremely handy.
I don't quite understand how they make any money, given the large amount of dropbox space they give me for free on my PC.
mal 24,331 posts
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I'd have though most exchange servers are running on chunky metal in the server room of most big offices, not on the cloud - although that may be changing with MS's cloud rental deals these days.
Likewise, IMAP is only cloud if you're on gmail or other cloudy webmail. Just IMAPping to your ISP or company server is no more cloudy than POP3.
Wife picked up an S3 the other day, compete with 50gb free Dropbox space for two years! Considering she has found the burst mode on the camera that's a good thing.
mikew1985 13,669 posts
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Except cloud is just a chunky metal server running in someone elses office, granted it should be more secure but thats all it is if you're talking about storage.
Edit: I really have to stop reading a thread half an hour after opening the tab
Edited by mikew1985 at 17:02:20 25-07-2012
caligari 17,236 posts
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I've been having fun with Dropbox over the past week or so.
Is it normal for my DB space to increase, even when I haven't taken part in any 'referral' hoo-hah?
Twice I've had a message pop up saying that I've been given an extra 500MB - I'm now up to 3.0GB.
Can they 'pull' that extra 1GB if I start using it?
Have you just bought an Android/Apple phone? If so, I'm assuming it'll be the Camera Uploads bonuses. Go here and see what you've earnt:
Edited by mrpon at 17:31:23 31-07-2012
iPad update out with support for password protected Office documents (at last!)
iOS6 only, sorry Tonka
I genuinely dont know how ive managed it but I had 53gb on my dropbox account when I looked at it the other day.
Someone bought a Galaxy S3 using your account details? They had 50GB promo going on.
Yeah, me. Mystery solved!