I hear about attempted account theft often. I hear about successful account hacks more often than I would like. I also hear about account loss for a variety of other reasons as well — again, more often than I would like.
Here’s the problem: most people don’t back up their online Outlook.com account. All their email is stored in exactly and only one place: in that account, stored online on Microsoft’s servers. Remember: if it’s only in one place, it’s not backed up.
And when the online account is hacked or lost for any reason, all that email disappears, often forever.
Backing up your Outlook.com account — or any online email account, for that matter — is critical if you want to avoid the possibility of losing everything.