Palm is shutting its MyPalm Web-based personal-information-management service on January 10, 2002.

A message on Palm's site reads: "All MyPalm Web portal services will cease operation. All PIM (Personal Information Management) data will be permanently deleted from the MyPalm portal and will no longer be accessible." The company suggests that between now and January 10, users should transfer online information to their PDAs or a PC-based PIM.

The message adds users should forward their email to another account, as all email addresses will be erased on January 10. Only subscribers to wireless Net access service can maintain email addresses.