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Now critics are worried that the gigabyte accounts will result in security issues. Because of their limited size, most people clean out their online e-mail accounts regularly to make space. As a result if someone got your password or somehow hacked into your account, there’s probably very little in there that could cause you serious problems.
Imagine what a hacker – or an investigator like a lawyer – could find out about you if you kept your e-mails for decades?
In addition, Google backs up everything that comes through its servers, including mail, which means your messages could be available years down the road even if you took the time to delete them.
No date for Gmail’s launch has been offered, but it could be as early as this fall.