How To Back Up Your Gmail Account In Case Of Another Crash*

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Google made huge snafu this weekend, accidentally wiping out all emails and contact information from about 150,000 Gmail accounts.Whoops.

People usually scoff when you tell them it’s important to back up your online data, especially when it’s stored on Google’s servers.

But this incident proves that you’re never safe from losing your valuable information.

We’ll walk you through how to back up your Gmail account using a great service called Backupify. You can also use Backupify to back up your Twitter, Facebook, and Flickr accounts.

You get 2GB of storage for free with Backupify, or you can opt in for 100 GB for $4.99 per month.

The whole process will only take about five minutes to set up, but depending on how much data in your Gmail account, you may have to wait up to a day or more for everything to transfer over.

To get started, head over Backupify’s home page.

UPDATE: Backupify announced on its blog that it is offering a free year of its Pro 100 plan, which gives you 20 GB of storage. Use the promo code savegmail  when you sign up to redeem. The offer ends at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on March 1st.

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