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January 1st, 2012

Pesky e-mail @ 06:46 pm

Current Location: same old place
Current Mood: annoyed annoyed
Current Music: none at present

I'm totally confused and in despair about my e-mail program.

Ever since I got my new PC I've had problems with e-mail programs.

I had used Thunderbird for years without any mishap, but almost as soon as I got the new PC, with Windows 7, Thunderbird decided to play up and threw all my contact addresses away.

After various trials of other e-mail programs, I decided to buy Microsoft Outlook, because John has been using it for years without trouble and he isn't exactly PC or Internet savvy, and because I missed the lovely Outlook Calendar/Diary which wouldn't transfer to Windows 7.

I've used Outlook successfully for several months and had begun to hope my troubles were over, but today it has thrown away my entire inbox, all my folders, my Sent folder and all my contacts.  I suspect it may have something to do with the date, but even trying a Restore point a few days ago hasn't restored the data.

There is a file which tells me it contains a lot of Outlook data and I'm confident this is the address book and maybe also the Inbox, but this file refuses to be accessed except by Outlook which patently is not accessing it.

I'm at my wits'  (and Charles' wits') end.

Have I really got to uninstall and reinstall the program?  And if I do will I ever be able to trust the program again?
 
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From:athgarvan
Date:January 12th, 2012 05:33 pm (UTC)
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Poor Blackberry44. I really can empathise with you. TG all is going well at the moment.

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