Re: Told you so
"so are all of them wrong?"
Quantity doesn't mean they're right. Anyone who complains that an online service is down (in this case I presume it means they can't read archived emails) means they're using the wrong tool and should have been using an "offline" email reader in the first place. So every single one of those people who complained is wrong, yes. Those who didn't complain (or didn't notice) were probably using the right tool for what THEY need. In which case no, those people were not wrong.
Email, however, is a special case since it is by definition "online" - as in you can't GET email if you're not "online" (pedantic exceptions left as an exercise to the pedants...). So sending/receiving emails wasn't covered by my statement, as I note in the disclaimer "and that software has a local, offline, equivalent,". Trying to read previously received emails? I stand by my statement. I don't care if the service is "free" - there's ALWAYS a cost involved.