"yeah, you should back up your mail with another mail service," is erin's advice. for me, two problems: first, gmail keeps replacing mail i've deleted. over and over again, same messagez in the trash. on my phone, on the pc. i've reconfigured a couple of times just in case--even though my settings were exactly the same as i've had them for a year.
recently i looked in my trash--just emptied the day before (twice!) and found nearly a hundred messages. some from as far back as march, some....that i had put into other folders.
huh? it was the zombie mail (as i call the mail that won't die) issue that triggered my discovery …