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what happens to your email account after you die?

 
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It is a pretty interesting thing to read. Thought of sharing it here.

Read here to proceed further: http://in.news.yahoo.com/139/20091104/854/ttc-what-happens-to-your-email-account-a.html

The interesting thing to notice (it was a news to me) is the policies of the mail providers! Yahoo stands out in this case by refusing the access to the kin of victim whereas Google and Microsoft don't.
 
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life is short this is why you should always take a back up of all your emails ever sent and received and equally distribute them at the time you pen your will so there is no dispute later after you kick the bucket. Yahoo sucks for stealing the prized possessions of an individual when in reality all emails sent and received in an individual's name are really family heirlooms.
 
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Yahoo stands out in this case by refusing the access to the kin of victim whereas Google and Microsoft don't.


Which is why it's important to leave account information (username/password) as part of the last will, as well as instructions about whom to notify, and what to do about accounts, servers, projects etc.
 
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Arvind Mahendra wrote:life is short this is why you should always take a back up of all your emails ever sent and received and equally distribute them at the time you pen your will so there is no dispute later after you kick the bucket.



Is nt it a bit overhead?
 
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Ulf Dittmer wrote:

Yahoo stands out in this case by refusing the access to the kin of victim whereas Google and Microsoft don't.


Which is why it's important to leave account information (username/password) as part of the last will, as well as instructions about whom to notify, and what to do about accounts, servers, projects etc.



Thats true! Which is what generally expected to happen.
 
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** removed, joke not that good **
 
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Pat Farrell wrote:Don't our Hindi friends come back as SysAdmins with wheel privs?



sorry. I din get the joke.
 
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Saving that parting e-mail from your first love in your inbox? Well, chances are, after you pass away, your spouse and the entire family will know about the long held secret.



You just saved a few families
 
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