Mischief Monday – Email H-E Double Toothpicks!

Hey it’s Jet here.

Oh boy, this isn’t good.  I needed to communicate privately with Lady Litchfield of LLCD on Friday and … that email thingie well… maybe it was the HORRIBLE week of storms, rain, roof leaking again… I’m not sure… it didn’t work.  So, Mom did other thingies and set her mind to take care of one email issue which many of you shared with her.  Her business email was FULL.  She called Mr. GoDaddy and they helped her with a few issues.  Good so far, right… well… good news/bad news.

Mr. GoDaddy helped her with an ancient problem; he helped her connect her business email to her Outlook thingie.  Sounds great.  He also taught her how to delete 1,000 emails at a time.  Since her mailbox maxed out at 29,000, she felt deeply appreciative.  Mom diligently deleted 16,000 right away and thought she would call it a night.  Follow my math here.  How many remained?  Yup, 13,000!

She popped over to see if that naughty Outlook recovered and … what happened?  Yeah, those of you (most of the world besides poor Mom) know where I’m going…  Outlook began importing 13,000 emails!  Now those of you who read our blog know that our equipment is on the wise and mature side, so, this threw Outlook out of whack.  Mom triggered finger, wrist, forearm and elbow inflammation as she deleted 8,000 emails … ONE AT A TIME!  Yes, I asked why, too.  Well, Mr. Fred has the installation program. Something went goofy awhile back and without that disc, no repair.  Where Mom could at least group by sender previously and delete a little faster, her opening screen now displays in a way that’s unhelpful and she can only do things one by one.  UGH… Poor woman decided to relax by combing JJ and me around midnight.

I made sure she woke up bright and early to yet another yucky day. (We received 6 inches of rain on Saturday alone.) So, on top of all the tech stuff, I’ve had my, uh… you know… storm issues, causing Mom to spend an extra 30 minutes at least twice a day with me.  Little Miss Happy Happy even refused to go out yesterday morning.

So, Mom decided to use her time wisely and go back and delete the remaining 5,000 emails.  Well, Mr. Microsoft decided otherwise.  He repeatedly sent this error message and then the Outlook program shut and reopened ad nauseum.  Clever Mom clicked away in between the 30 seconds to a minute she had each time and managed to get rid of about 4,000.  Sounds not so bad, right?  Nope, now the whole Outlook thingie isn’t working, period.  Yes, she opened, closed, restarted, rebooted, hard shut down, begged, made deals with higher powers… and did other things.  We’re kind of afraid to deal with it.

Mom has a super busy week with classes, fasting and holiday and a possible trip to see my Nana and Poppy, who are both under the weather.  I promised to give Outlook Jetty kisses, we’ll see if that helps.

Another great, except for naughty Outlook, day.

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53 thoughts on “Mischief Monday – Email H-E Double Toothpicks!

  1. Wow, we are sorry about all the email and outlook issues. Six inches of rain in one day, that is a lot of rain at one time. Hope you all have a great week with no more bumps. Hugs and nose kisses

    • Hey Chancy, Jet here. Hi Miss Mumsy.

      Oh gosh, still the same… Mom’s nervous… Luckily, here in the tropics, the water drains quickly into the limestone… can flood terribly and then a few hours later small puddles! Thanks for the well wishes, looks like we’ll need them! 🙂

    • Hey Doggy, Jet here.

      Nice to finally make your acquaintance!

      Never heard of Thunderbird, thanks for sharing! Mom moves slowly in tech world, she’s, well, not super skilled! She does try hard, though!

  2. My mom finds that outlook stresses out when there are just too many emails and if you try to delete or move too many at once – she tries to limit things to hundreds – good that we have email, can you imagine if these messages were all paper mail!!! OMD!

    • Hey Daisy, Jet here.

      Me too, she’s awfully anxious… not enough room in Casa Jet for 2.5 anxious beings! (Little Miss Happy Happy has been anxious in the house with the storms, not on her constitutionals!)

  3. Hi Jet,

    Oh no!! Your poor Mum – I hope you can fix it for her Jet whilst she’s at work? 🙂

    Sending your Mum some extra hugs cos I’m thinking she sure needs them….. good luck!!

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

  4. PS – Is using Gmail an option for you? Thereby bypassing Outlook and also not having a volume limit?

    Just a thought

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

  5. Oh dear! You must feel like screaming! How frustrating! Hope the issue gets resolved soon.

    I can’t imagine having that much rain. Good grief! Stay dry and remember, putting the computer out into the rain will, unfortunately, not help the problem. Really praying that is fixed soon before you tear all your hair out! 🙂

    • Hey Blueberry, Jet here.

      Oh you are so wise, that’s exactly how Mom is feeling. We’ve received another 5 inches of rain since we wrote that post. Mom’s trying super hard to figure out the best, most affordable option at this point because she must write her 2x/month Kitchen Counselor newsletter in a few days and she has her articles saved in its folders. 😦

  6. Hey Miss Lori…run away very fast from Outlook…very unstable program. Gmail, Yahoo, etc. will be better. Mom has been using Eudora for very long time as a third party program. It is no longer supported by Qualcom, but it is no open source on line and free. I think it is Thunderbird? We will check it out and tell you email. hugs, Savvy peeEss…moving day today…very scary

    • Hey Savvy, Jetty here. Hi Miss Linda.

      Boy have you guys (Mom’s NJ term of endearment) been on our minds. Hope you can feel our “thinking of you” thoughts. Someone else talked about Thunderbird. Can you save emails in files?

      Oh Savvy, our paws/arms wrap you in love and safety on your move. Maybe you’ll be like Mom’s, feline Mugs, who loved Mom’s new house after living in the house from H-E double toothpicks for 13 months immediately felt safe and adjusted in what is now, Casa Jet!

  7. Hi Y’all,

    Thanks for visitin’ me!

    Amber DaWeenie had the right idea! Our humans should learn to use Pee Mail!

    Hope y’all are havin’ a great day and a safe week!

    Y’all hurry back now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  8. Hi sweet Jetty – OMD that is alot of mischief! POOR MOM! I feel so bad for her, computer/e-mail issues are so frustrating and take soo much time to fix especially when you need it for business and biscuit making $!!

    one a good note I loved the pic of JJ in her purple rain coat – too much rain!!! I’m ready for some sunshine (so is Miss cassie!)

    sending lotsa extra hugs to Mom and many goodnight kisses to you, JJ, Mom, Rachel and Puffy

    • Hey it’s Jet here. Hi Miss Wendy.

      Exactly Miss Wendy, I’ve tried giving Jetty kisses to no avail. 😦

      Oh Miss Wendy, do we need to do a sunshine dance??? Mom says this weather reminds her of winters in NJ with the constant grey skies.

      Mom says thanks for extra hugs, she’s pondering her next, most affordable step… because… she needs outlook folders to write her newsletter SOON!

    • Hey Scout, Hey Teddy, Hey Ash, Jet here.

      Mom uses that word, too… BOL! So far, my Jetty kisses have been unsuccessful in resuscitating (VBP) Outlook for Mom… she’s trying to determine best, most affordable next step. 😦

  9. I hate technical difficulties. I hope your mom gets her outlook thingie working. Speaking of I should probably do some email cleanup this week as well.

    Happy MM,

  10. My word – you really have been experiencing problems. I’m glad they are not related to Jet, other than the horrible storms. Best bet with PC problems is to find the youngest child you know. They always figure their way around these things. Best get looking and quick, if you have so much on your hands this week.
    Tons of love and good wishes.

    • Hey Lady Litchi, Hey Boks, Jet here. Hi Miss Susan.

      Uh, Miss Susan, it’s a week later (sorry for delay) and I was too frightened to go out after breakfast.

      Yes, Mom always tries to find a young one to help guide her. She thinks by now a 4 year old will have about the same skill set as she does! After 10 days, IT guy, called Mom on Saturday. He guided her by phone to try a bunch of things which, sadly, did not work. She left him alone Sunday and will resume SOS calls this afternoon after work!

  11. Awwww… well Outlook is not a very stable software :-/
    I’m not sure if I understood well, so sorry if I didn’t and you are doing it already, but you can regroup emails by sender on Outlook and then delete several emails at the time.
    What is the error message you are getting from Outlook?
    (Texas sends purrs)

    • Hey Texas, Jet here. Hi Miss Carine.

      Yes, Mom did know that, however a few weeks back, Outlook goofed in a different way and Mr. Fred (Mom calls him her ex?) has the disc, so we cannot fix anything right now. 😦

      Dude, thanks for the purrs, maybe their vibrations can help the situation!

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