After a small haitus which included a short holiday, rest and recovery, I’m back to blogging. I was planning to post last week but just didn’t feel ‘inspired’ to write. However, this week, after a much needed 3 day weekend I’m back blogging and plan to be more regular at posting. It all sounds nice in theory….we’ll see how it goes. 😛
Being away for so long, you probably thought I must be living blissfully in email heaven!
Well, I wish that was the case, one week after posting Part 2 – My Email Wish List I fell at the first hurdle. A few things were going awry. I had an old gmail account that I had decactived but Thunderbird kept using as the default and thus continued to harass me for a password that was always invalid. I had added in my new gmail account but needed to get rid of my old account. Not too difficult to resolve but not the most obvious to a person with limited technical knowledge. Then I tried to respond to a new email and found out I could receive but not send out emails. Another week was spent trying to resolve this basic sending and receiving problem. On the eve of my holiday I stumbled upon the solution. But prior to that I was starting to become frustrated, agitated and angry. I was on the verge of writing a rant post about if basic functionality such as sending and receiving email from my gmail can not be resolved how on earth am I going to ‘sell’ the idea to get off web mail? It’s just not possible. The only reason I got it to work was because I have patience, perseverance and an genuine interest in solving the problem. I know the majority of end users (Ick! I hate that name – end user) do not have this and therefore I would have lost more than half of the potentially interested people at the very first hurdle.
But I’m happy to say, that from that day forward – for about 2 weeks now – I’ve been using Thunderbird. My email inbox has exceed 55+ unread and nothing is organized but I now see a small glimmer of hope and light at the other end. On to the next step!