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Evidently, 60 some accounts have been compromised at Gmail - all emails w/in these accounts were 'lost'. One thought is that there was/is a flaw w/in Firefox that allowed XXS to manipulate and then cause harm. While only a very small fraction of Gmail users, this does bring to light at least two points:

1. If it is important to you, backup your email via whatever method you so desire.
2. Technology, time, and evilness in the wrong hands can mess up the 'best' systems; ie: Firefox browser and/or Google's Gmail.

Check out the following...
semi-fresh news items:

older yet potentially relevant [XXS type issue] news:
,,,which was supposedly fixed immediately thereafter:

Gmail forum w/ people affected:

Potential to 'hack' into a Gmail type account via an invite:
,,, and via other underhanded means:

And now, means to backup/store Gmail goods:
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