Yes. But it’s a good idea to back it up anyway.
Like anything else; when I trust my (whatever) to someone else I run the risk that it’ll never come back to me. The same is true for email; if something happened and my email was lost by google that would be that. That’s why I have a backup.
The simplest way to have a “back up” is to use Outlook, Mac Mail, Thunderbird or another “Email Client” to access mail. Not all the time, but if I open Outlook once a day and it goes and gets my mail I then have a copy on my computer in case something happens.
Using web email like gmail, yahoo or hotmail is simple and convenient; using Outlook or Mail once in a while is smart.
- Here’s how to set up gmail with a mail client
- Here’s how to set up yahoo
- If you use another program, ask your network administrator for help