I am still not convinced that I like an online address book better than I do the one I keep here on my desk. Granted, they contain different information and the online one is essential for email, there is something to be said for having the information on paper where no computer goof can come along and delete the information. I always back up and print out my online address book and print it out just incase something were to happen.
I have an email address with Gmail and I have one through my Internet service provider. I also have one on my own site. The problem with my Internet provider’s email address is that it does not have an address book. If I were to use it for business, I would be easily confused. I’m not the best typist, even though I am a computer geek, and I know I would be misspelling many addresses if I have to type them in on my own. Gmail, at least, has a great address book so I know it’s right every time.
If you have an address book online, remember to back it up like I do. Even though you may think Gmail or your ISP is reliable and you won’t ever lose your information, you can’t know this for sure. Things happen and information is lost. This is also why you should print out any important emails that you want to save, because they might disappear. I lost quite a few emails at one time, and I would give anything to get them back. Printing out your email address book won’t take you too long, and you will be glad that you have it. If you add addresses, simply print it out again so you know it is accurate and up to date.