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Email Woes

My e-mail is down again. Happened last week for most a day, then somehow fixed itself. Now it's happening again, and does not seem inclined to get better.

I get my email through Mozilla Thunderbird. When I log onto Thunderbird, I can see that I have lots and lots of new mails, but whenever I try to open one... or scroll down, or do anything else... Thunderbird freezes and goes non-responsive. It has happened over and over again. Nor will the damn thing unfreeze unless I turn off the computer and reboot. A real pain. I've rebooted a dozen times, run half a different virus checks, and nothing. Tried booting up Thunderbird in safe mode, no help.

And of course this happens when Ty if off. Ty is my in-house computer guru. The computer always breaks down when he's away, never when he's here. And he won't be here again till Monday.

So if you've sent me an email, don't hold your breath waiting for an answer. You won't get one. Not till Monday, best guess. Unless a miracle occurs.

I hate this damn machine. And Windows. And Thunderbird.

If only I could send email with DOS. DOS never fails me.

FIXED. For now, at least. Thanks to Stephen, the Gandalf of Computer Wizards, from Oz.


Apr. 18th, 2013 01:03 am (UTC)
Really sorry to hear about this. Thunderbird can be a buggy beast sometimes. But Windows is a parasite-infested godzilla man-child-giant that makes Thunderbird look perfectly programmed in every way. In fact I wouldn't be surprised if your Thunderbird problems are inherently Windows problems instead.

The best advice I can give you in this situation is one that will help you in the future: give yourself 1 or 2 days, and learn some basic Linux, and its command line (probably Ubuntu v 12.x or later), using Google as your tutor. I say this mainly because you're a DOS fan, and therefore I assume you're good with a command line. Otherwise I'd suggest a Mac.

But basically (apart from DOS which still has its charm), run away from all things Microsoft like it's the pale mare!


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