Lava.Net announced that they have bumped all of their email users to 10GB of storage space. This is a 33% increase in storage space. Your storage use is based on the size of all of the messages and attachments in your mail, including those in Spam and Trash. Lava.Net understands that the ability to store important messages is part of everyone’s personal and business lives and having more space to store your correspondence’s is in most cases a necessity and not a want. Lava.Net wants to make sure that our customers has the ability to receive, send and store emails in a user friendly environment and with simply to Navigate interface.
Lava.Net’s storage increase is a nice touch and a lot of people have take advantage of this expansion and is now available for all our current and new customers alike. If your considering finding a email service plan, or a new DSL connection consider giving Lava.Net a call at 808-545-5282 or shoot over a email with your questions to email@example.com, our staff is here and ready to answer any of your questions.
Essentially, it’s a hyped up version of Google Docs. You can store your documents, photos, music, videos, etc. all in one place. It syncs with your mobile devices and your computer, so if you make a change from one gadget, it will automatically show up if you were to access it elsewhere.
It tracks your changes too, so if you make an edit to the document and hit save, you can still look back at all your revisions from the past 30 days. Of course it relies heavily on Google search, with image recognition for browsing your photos and some OCR capabilities for sniffing out text in pictures.
Try it for Free
You can get up to 5GB of space for free, after which you can upgrade. It’s $2.49/month for 25GB, $4.99/month for 100GB, and $49.99 a month for a whopping 1TB. If you move to a premium account it also automatically expands your Gmail storage to 25GB. Suggest getting the free 5GB’s to start this is more then enough to”Test Drive Google Drive”. Google has an impressive 10GB limit on files or folders. This is significantly more than the 2GB limit imposed by most cloud services. Many find Google drive very comfortable and easy to navigate, very user friendly. Soon many reach the 5GB space in a short period of time and decide to purchase a monthly plan. Very few customers ever regret their decision, being able to have a centralized place for their data that is always available to them on go.
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An Extra Layer of Security
The 2-Step verification will add an additional layer of security to your Google account. In addition to your username and password, you’ll need to enter a code that Google will send you via text or voice message upon signing in.
2-step verification drastically reduces the chances of having the personal information in your Google account stolen by someone else. Why? Because hackers would have to not only get your password and your username, they’d have to get a hold of your phone.
How do I start using it?
In brief, you will need to access you account settings in your account by clicking on your email address in the top right corner of your browser and then by clicking account. Once there you will need to turn on 2 step verification to being using it.
For detailed, step by step instructions on how to set-up 2 step verification, click here.
Did you know you can back up your Lava.net account? With Backupify, you can quickly and easily set up a free account and begin backing up your mail in about 3 to 5 minutes. Take a look.
Your mail, docs, contacts, and calendar events are actually pretty safe in the cloud. Left on its own, it’s likely that it will remain there, uninterrupted, for the duration of the account’s life cycle. So why would we need a back-up of our mail, documents, etc.?
Two words: user errors.
We’ve all done it before, accidentally deleting an important calendar events, emails or documents. Its not uncommon, and a lot of times, that data can be recovered. But for those instances where recovery is not possible, having a backup isn’t such a bad idea.
You may have seen the notification that Google is consilidating it’s privacy policies into a single policy across it’s various products and services. While a lot of speculation exists as to what this means, Google has been proactive in addressing some of the rumors surrounding these privacy changes.
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Concerns about the privacy changes seem to focus around the availability or sale of personal information about users to private corporations. Let’s be honest, this isn’t anything new as this seems to be accepted as standard practice by Yahoo! and Hotmail users.
Google’s Good to Know campaign answers and addresses a lot of these concerns without letting it’s message get lost in minutiae and detail. Users will have some control over how their data is leveraged within Google and are also assured of privacy. However, policies (as we have seen) can be changed, and I think that is what concerns people most; while Google may be adhering to its “Don’t be evil” policy now, but will this always be the case?