Find out what are the top #9 ADVANTAGES to implement a Recurrent WordPress DB Backup stored in your mailbox.
What is Email Storage?
Email Storage Space (ESS) is the total amount of data, in MB (megabytes) or GB (gigabytes), which your email messages are occupying on your mail server. Each email message you receive occupies from that overall available storage space.
How to use your Email as a Storage Space?
An attachment added to an email sent to your address would be also saved on your mail server. If that attachment is a database archive, of a few MB in total, then your own email server is the storage space for your Recurrent WordPress DB backups.
This is a viable solution if your email provider allows files big enough so your recurrent database backup could fit. Also, this is a viable solution if you have enough storage space provided for the entire account. Blocking your main email account with a few backups (because you used up all your available space) is not on what we suggest.
Why use Email as a Storage Space?
1st ADVANTAGE: Everybody has an email account. Maybe a few more unused email accounts also. They are either provided to your for free, either you already pay to have an email. Since each email account needs some storage space attached to that account, you have potentially enough storage space for several recurrent WordPress DB backups. The standard storage space provided by any email solution provider should suffice any small to medium sized WordPress DB, for their recurrent backup cycles, in archived format.
2nd ADVANTAGE: ALL EMAIL providers have better security, than any hosting or IT company you can hire to do your WordPress Backup. EMAIL providers have billions of customers, each with their individual needs and security awareness.
3rd ADVANTAGE: Since you use your email daily, it is the most secure option to store your valuable backup archives. You notice immediately when a backup did not arrive. You notice immediately, that something happened to your email account.
You can never foresee where you are when an urgent restore need arrives. Also, you can never foresee what kind of gadgets you have on you when an urgent restore need arrives. This is where email accounts come handy.
4th ADVANTAGE: Any email can be accessed from any device with internet capabilities and a browser (phone, tablet, pc, laptop). Even from public devices, but use caution: browse only in incognito mode; always log out after your finish and clear everything from that browser! All your backups, individually stored and easily accessible from your received emails at your fingertips.
5th ADVANTAGE: You can share an email containing a backup archive on the fly. There is really no need to have a few employees always accessing your entire library of WordPress Backups, since ever. Let’s not mention a 3rd party external team, hired for these tasks. When the need arises, you just share the latest archive ONLY to that specific person in charge of the restore.
6th ADVANTAGE: Having two backups is better, than one. Having a backup stored in your mailbox offers you the liberty of restoring no matter what happens to your database. It IS a safety net for your local and cloud backups and the last hope for your WordPress.
7th ADVANTAGE: Dedicated backup service providers charge much much more for that amount of storage space. The difference is between managed and Do It Yourself services. However, since backups run automatically, and you can afford a few backups inside your email storage space – makes more sense to hire a professional to set up your recurrent cycles and test it from time to time.
8th ADVANTAGE: Many service providers hold hostage user data when discussions trail into contradictions or misunderstandings. From hosting providers to IT/SEO/marketing service providers use this tactic of user lock-in. Since you have a full copy of everything YOU OWN, then any arguments they have regarding your data is irrelevant.
9th ADVANTAGE: Just switch your service provider company immediately and discuss with them why they did not DELETE ALL YOUR DATA IMMEDIATELY as you migrated from their services. Your database, your terms. Enforced by law, not by petty thinking.