Do you use Gmail as your primary email account? If so, you may want to check out this article over at Hawk Wings. It tells the story of Bob, a Gmail user who unexpectedly had his Gmail account deleted… by Google… without warning. He lost everything.
Also, you may want to be aware of this, from Google’s terms of service policy:
“We may modify or terminate our services from time to time, for any reason, and without notice, including the right to terminate with or without notice, without liability to you, any other user or any third party. We reserve the right to modify these Terms of Service from time to time without notice…
…Google disclaims any and all responsibility or liability for the accuracy, content, completeness, legality, reliability, or operability or availability of information or material displayed in the GOOGLE SERVICES results. Google disclaims any responsibility for the deletion, failure to store, misdelivery, or untimely delivery of any information or material.”