I’m going off topic for this post about PayPal.
I just completed a change of e-mail address at Phil Taylor’s website for Joomla components. Phil has an unusual security scheme, asking for any purchase date to verify my identity. Well, I bought his components 2-3 years ago and his page reminded me that I must have payed with PayPal. But I could hardly remember what day I bought the component.
So, I went to PayPal to see if I still could find the transaction in the archives. It turns out, PayPal is doing a really good job here. The site allows you access to all back transactions, even years ago. Wow! That is much better than most banks that cut you off after 3, 6, or 12 month.
It came to me as a shock how many transactions I have made with through PayPal over time. I thought I used them really only occasionally, but over the years it adds up.
Thanks PayPal, you saved my day!