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email yourself your gun serials

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by stevepdx80, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. stevepdx80

    stevepdx80 portland Member

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    In the event of a theft I like that I can easily and securely access my serials from any (secure) computer, or more importantly my phone. Beats digging around for paperwork, won't get stolen, impervious to data loss
     
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  2. VW_Factor

    VW_Factor Woodburn Oregon Active Member

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    I guess that would depend on what type of server you connect to for email. (Gmail, hotmail, etc) My personal email server for my domain even if asked by the client to leave a copy on the server, it will be purged within 30 days to save space on the server.

    Write the serials down, and put them in a safe place. Its the only fool proof way to keep record.
     
  3. stevepdx80

    stevepdx80 portland Member

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    Time to get free gmail :) google apps for my domain is awesome.

    I don't really think anything is fool-proof. Maybe with multiple layers of redundancy. Even then...
     
  4. joeroket

    joeroket Everett,Wa. Active Member

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    I use a program I found online called Gun Safe. It is written in file maker pro and it contains all info about my firearms including pictures. Everytime I edit it I zip it up and store it on two different places online that give free storage.
     
  5. darkminstrel

    darkminstrel PDX Well-Known Member

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    Just remember that any free-mail service has absolute rights to the content stored there in. Hotmail/yahoo/gmail, all such things like that have you sign away ownership of content when you agree to the EULA.

    Not sure about service accounts; Comcast/verizon/etc
     
  6. joeroket

    joeroket Everett,Wa. Active Member

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    True but they don't typically just give up information. It is counter-productive to business.
     
  7. VW_Factor

    VW_Factor Woodburn Oregon Active Member

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    I like my email server just fine, it belongs to me, and no one else has access to it. :)
     
  8. Onajoyride

    Onajoyride Tigard Member

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    I would not do this as a few of my friends on yahoo have had their accounts hacked and I have been hacked once. I didn't care because I dont keep important info in my email but that could have been bad if I had emailed myself the codes off my guns. I have three safes and have the numbers written down and keep them in a different safe than my guns.
     
  9. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    Internet can be down, hacked, etc...
     
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  10. stevepdx80

    stevepdx80 portland Member

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    There's more to it than that.
    11. Content licence from you
    11.1 You retain copyright and any other rights you
    already hold in Content which you submit, post or display on or
    through, the Services.


    As far as getting hacked, while I suppose anything is possible, strong passwords and proper security attitudes should be enough to keep you safe.
    You can also download a hard copy. I'm not suggesting you older guys burn/tear up your serial # docs, I'm just saying this is a secure, quick way to access that info from anywhere- and add a layer of redundancy to your process. I do data recovery for a living...I have a serious penchant for redundancy.
     
  11. VW_Factor

    VW_Factor Woodburn Oregon Active Member

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    The intrawebs be h4x0r'd?!
     
  12. chrislind2

    chrislind2 Springfield, Oregon Member

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    I like BurnSoft My Guns. BurnSoft -Welcome to BurnSoft
    It's about $15.00 I think, but it can store pictures easily, I have pictures of guns and serial numbers, scanned pictures of receipts and this software allows you to put in more details than you really need. It can easily be backed up for safe keeping. I stumbled upon it on a message board. They give you a period of time to try it for free.
     
  13. madcratebuilder

    madcratebuilder Ardenwald, OR Well-Known Member

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    Get one of the many "collecting" software programs. There are several specific fire arm programs. I keep everything on a $10 8gb flash drive, plus a back up of the same at a separate location. I have all the info and photo's in the event of loss.
     
  14. saxon

    saxon springfield Active Member

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    they have all signed an agreement to hand over any and all information if the government ask for it so ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
     
  15. SICARIO

    SICARIO Oregon City Active Member

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    I have a googldoc spreadsheet that I keep my records on. Good Idea to have a hard copy too though
     
  16. smurf hunter

    smurf hunter Auburn, WA Active Member

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    Gmail and others will do a far better job of backing up the data than any of us could dream of. The obvious downside is OPSEC and the possible inability to ever purge that data. Use that to your advantage.

    I'm a huge fan of hiding in plain sight.

    Suppose I want to store a bank account #12220-06616

    Some options:

    1) make it look like a phone #: (122) 200-6616
    2) add "1" to each digit: 23331-17727

    Your level of obsession may vary, but you can take it from there. Unless you do something bone headed like name an attachment "gun_serial_numbers.xls" doubtful anyone would ever go looking.
     
  17. joeroket

    joeroket Everett,Wa. Active Member

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    There have been many cases that show you are incorrect. Do you have any concrete proof to back up your allegations?
     
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    AnthonyL Tacoma, WA Member

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    I do this for LOTS of stuff. I have a Google Apps account (basically Gmail for businesses) for my personal mail with tons of storage. The Gmail search is VERY fast and efficient (big surprise), so finding info saved is extremely easy.

    As for the internet being down, if Google goes down you are going to have WAY bigger problems then not reaching your e-mail. That's when the zombies arrive and bubblegum serial numbers, time to load up!
     
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    B1911 Seattle area Member

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    Evernote is good for storing information like this you want to keep, and you can encrypt text as well. You can save pictures as well, and its all accessible from your computer, a smart phone, or a browser.
     
  20. nubus

    nubus Guest

    I keep a list in a friends safe and he keeps one in mine.