I've lost count of folk that forget the following.
"We only lose what we back up."
If it's on some cloud, that's someone else's computer and is not assured they will keep it for you.
Now that Verizon has purged all its email accounts my primary email is now a Yahoo email but still retains the verizon.net extension. Since this is a Yahoo email can I drop Verizon as my IP and not loose the email?