Mainly I'm doing this so I have access to certain received/sent messages from my other laptops. This is my first move toward centralizing the storage of my data from one computer to somewhere I can easily access and interface it from all computers. I switch between laptops fairly frequently, as last night I used all three laptops for various activities.
But I'm going to take it slow. I'm not going to rush into 30 other different solutions for centralizing stuff. I don't move fast for big decisions, or even small decisions really.