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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...