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Tech Q&A: Email isn't the place to store important documents

After reading in last week's column that a woman lost irreplaceable data stored in an email account, a computer expert says consumers shouldn't treat email as an electronic filing cabinet.tmpplchld Janet Ikola of Richfield, Minn., wrote that she lost photos, genealogy data and tax information when a technical problem caused them to disappear from her CenturyLink email account.tmpplchld "Email is for correspondence, not document storage," said Minneapolis IT professional Dennis Fazio. "I know a great number of people keep all their email in their inboxes, which is an extremely bad practice. That's one of the most fragile places to store things of importance, with a...