In 2011, CommTouch’s research report on The State of Hacked Accounts discovered 230 billion emails with attached malware were sent in August and September. Perhaps a more frightening statistic is that out of CommTouch’s large sample size – estimated at billions of daily internet transactions – 62% of users did not realize that their accounts had been compromised.
Here’s another statistic to note. Radicati Group Inc research states that the number of email accounts worldwide will increase to 3.8 billion and impressively 540 million (or 18%) of those email accounts will get hacked and this percentage is set to increase 15% by 2014.
That makes everyone who uses an email account a target. For a business, this means lost resources since employees are less productive. For an individual, this scenario of losing email account control is even more frightening. In short, current email management practices are unreliable.
It’s no surprise therefore that cloud services including data storage and email backup services are beginning to get the attention of consumers, SMBs and some enterprises. These services provide an alternative for businesses to increase capacity and save on budgets.
One specific area that consumers and businesses should take a closer look at is, email management. Email users are often soft targets for hackers looking to break into computers searching for full-access accounts, or to con consumers out of money, by using an email tailored to an individual or company.
Consumers and businesses considering data backup services can consider a solution provided by Dropmyemail.com, a Singapore-based company. The company works on a freemium model, providing 500MB free of email backup storage upon initial sign-up. Dropmyemail.com provides a specialized backup service including creating customized schedules to backup email data, working on both inbox and individual email levels.
The company is a specialist in providing data backup services through parent company Dropmysite.com. Dropmyemail.com is their latest offering allowing them to focus on building a backend optimized for specifically for email storage, a frontend user interface designed for simplicity and overall security of both infrastructure and data.
Dropmyemail.com uses SSL and data encryption to provide secure data storage which helps users recover data in case their email account is hacked into. In fact, Dropmyemail.com has no access to the stored data that they manage. This ensures that the company when operating as a service provider is not a point of access to be exploited by hackers.
As a consumer or business, it’s important that steps are taken to reduce liability and remove worry. This can be achieved through using a trusted solution to backup data and serve as insurance against the vulnerability of an email account. By backing up important email accounts, liabilities such as business downtime, loss of important details saved in email formats and employee time/resources spent rebuilding data can be avoided.
- 500 MB for free
- Daily incremental backups
- Unlimited emails accounts in one account
- Email Search functionality
- Email recovery and migration