one never misses the water til the well runs dry. or your email refuses to send

@Hatley (140463)
Garden Grove, California
July 21, 2010 7:49pm CST
Do you fellow mylotters get so used to being able to email anyone any time you want,then have a problem sending it? And how irritated do you feel? My son tried to talk me into fixing the problem but the things he told me just did not work. He put an imap account on my iriswell.com email account, Somehow he did not change the name so the old email address is now longer valid and hence my email willnot load and send. Frustration and impatience set in as I tried to do all the things he told me over the phone but I am not as technically savvy as he is, so he asked not to use thunderbird'for my email but a different email client. fine I got on to this client ' and it ran so slow that not only was i not able to respond to all my 'wonderful mylot friend's discussions but in a few minutes it crashed'my computer completely. So I had no choice but to go back to Thunderbird and catch up if I can on all the discussions.So until he comes to see me Saturday I cannot email out.gggrrrr. What does a snafu like that do to the rest of you? I hate it that I am not a lot more computer savvy.
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@vandana7 (51357)
• India
22 Jul 10
I thought you'd left Goldcres!
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@Hatley (140463)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Jul 10
hi vandy nope when my son can accumlate a lot of funds for first and last and security deposit, also funds to move on then maybe we can move into an apt together. but he has only been working several weeks. it will take tim. He came by last night after work, and showed me how to repair the errors now I am again able to send emails out.
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@vandana7 (51357)
• India
22 Jul 10
Oh dear - For now let me leave you with a hope that you will surely move into an apartment together soon enough... do you want me to take a shot at it for that as well? Are you brave enough to hear it?
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@vandana7 (51357)
• India
22 Jul 10
Hatley did some estimations, you are definitely moving out into your apartment within an year, most probably it may take between six to nine months! Sorry!
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@sagar21 (1583)
• India
22 Jul 10
hey granny, don't worry.. In ma country its difficult find a person of your age who uses computer... thanks for sharing.. have a great day/night.....
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@vandana7 (51357)
• India
22 Jul 10
It is difficult to find a person my age using computers.
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@sagar21 (1583)
• India
22 Jul 10
oops forgot.. I think you're the senior most mylotter from India(to my knowledge) ...aren't you??? thanks...
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@vandana7 (51357)
• India
22 Jul 10
Not really! I have to grow older than a few out here!
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@ElicBxn (59662)
• United States
22 Jul 10
hey, my geek wrote today and told me that acer didn't fix my computer and just shipped it back, so she shipped it BACK to them and the guy on the phone says they are going to REPLACE IT!!!! I'm glad I gotta geek!!! wish I were more savvy too, oh well, at least we ran everything the roomie was up for before we called in the geek!
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@Hatley (140463)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Jul 10
hi ElicBxn oh how nice a brand new computer. thats one way of getting things fixed.lol my son came to see my last night bearing a telephone thatis really nice, and a flashlight I need at night to go to the bathroom as my roomie now has two walkers and leaves them right where I have to walk to make my nightly bathroom trip; he sat me down and helped me by showing me what to do then letting me do it; we got the client bit straightened out then tried to email comes back bad user name. My user addy has somehow acquired a period where one did not belong; a simple process of deleting the period;now my email works fine.
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@bounce58 (17555)
• Canada
23 Jul 10
Hi ElicBxn. How'd you get a geek? I got a friend in IT at work who helps me out once in a while, but that would be much better! Having a geek of your own. ...of course, no offense to the geeks.
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@ElicBxn (59662)
• United States
23 Jul 10
Really and I hope it hurries! This laptop is fine, but I really want my computer again!
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@quita88 (3716)
• United States
22 Jul 10
WOW! sounds like something I might get into. I hate dealing with the technology of these brain boxes and yes I had one incident a long time ago that nearly sent me over the edge and I could not send either. I had to call a tech who was an idiot........and after watching him, I figured out what I did wrong.......so, girl, hang on to your hat and Saturday will be here before you know it. Sorry. quita
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@Hatley (140463)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Jul 10
hi quita my son came by really late last night,I mean for here, and brought me a new phone, and a new flashlight. He checked the setting and my email server was just checked for an old address so that was easy to fix, then still would not send out my email ,,said bad user name, and the only thing wrong was there was a period in the wrong place, one lousy period that spoiled my whole day. like my son said I must watch the details as a user name won't load if there are any punctuation marks in the wrong place= so do not have to wait til Saturday after all.
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@quita88 (3716)
• United States
22 Jul 10
OH Goodie ! You got that brain box working ! I know how irritated you were too. But, your son is right, one out of place period can mess up the whole works. I wish you were here with me right now. I'd put you to work sewing. You do sew don't you? I just got a new sewing book :) it's great and has soooo many new ideas that are easy as pie to do ! You and I could whip out all sort of things and make craft fairs and flea markets and even yard sales. I think it would be fun. I am so glad you got the puter working :) Do take care and hugs, quita
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@Hatley (140463)
• Garden Grove, California
24 Aug 10
hi quita my computer got fixed and then another problem and on the hottest eve so far my wonderful computer geek son came and mixed my computer again. cheers for all the geeks.
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@pinky31ps (329)
• India
22 Jul 10
well ya its important to know about stuff like computers. they just make your work lot more easier..
@Hatley (140463)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Jul 10
pinky31ps hi yes and I am starting to learn, last night my son stopped b y and we found the errors, and he told me what to do, and let me do it. a simple little error in my email address, a period where it should not have been, and the other was the email client name was in the wrong place, moved it and now I can once again use my email. lol.
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• India
22 Jul 10
hi hatley!!how r u?? anyways my name is pinky.. well that's really a good thing. you know first of all its important for you. if you know all this stuff you will not be dependent on anyone. but surely it will take some time. moreover, if you keep your kid involved in this, like you ask him about all this and new technologies coming up, then it will bring u two more closer. he will love it to see that his mom is trying to match up with him. kids love it when their parents keep updating them with the world. they just hate outdated parents.. i hope u don't get angry.. i was just sharing this coz m 20 and i know what kids of my age expect from their parents.
• India
22 Jul 10
hi hatley!!how r u?? anyways my name is pinky.. well that's really a good thing. you know first of all its important for you. if you know all this stuff you will not be dependent on anyone. but surely it will take some time. moreover, if you keep your kid involved in this, like you ask him about all this and new technologies coming up, then it will bring u two more closer. he will love it to see that his mom is trying to match up with him. kids love it when their parents keep updating them with the world. they just hate outdated parents.. i hope u don't get angry.. i was just sharing this coz m 20 and i know what kids of my age expect from their parents.
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@Jotomy (5337)
• India
22 Jul 10
Hi Hatley, i too not that computer savvy, if any thing goes wrong i have to call my computer service people are my cousin who knows about computer. Some times i surprise at this age also you are so active and using computer also earning through computer job works. You are great.
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@Hatley (140463)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Jul 10
hi jotomy thanks and by being active I keep my mind working accurately and when I do not overreact I can figure things out most times.My son came by after work and he found the errors but he had me do the things to repair it, the final error was so simple kept getting bad user name well of course,there was a period after my name and before the @ that was not supposed to be there so of course it would not send. I deleted it and my email goes out in seconds.
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@Jotomy (5337)
• India
22 Jul 10
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@Hatley (140463)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Jul 10
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• Singapore
22 Jul 10
Hi Hatley, Do not get so frustrated! At least you can still log in here and vent your frustrations! Are there very urgent things for you to settle via email? If not, just let it be for a while, let your son handle it, and when he does that, you can watch and learn from him. Maybe you will become more computer savvy then.
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@Hatley (140463)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Jul 10
hi bluemoonpavilion my son surprised me last night by dropping in and showed me what was wrong,then let me correct it and it was fairly simple too,Wrong default server in the box so moved the right one over, and bad ' user name. one simple little period that did not belong in my email addy at all. deleted it and test email went through in seconds. all a matter as my son said of paying attention to the little details.The dot that stopped email from going out.lol lol The reason I felt so frantic other diabetics would understand but others may not, I missed going shopping yesterday morning, and am out of hard candy which for most people is sure not a big need. but as I almost inevitably go low at night I must keep some on hand all the time, in fact I am told to carry them in my purse also. I was out and needed to ask my best friend Nelda if she could stop by on the way home from work and take me to Riteaide to make several quick purchases. Now I am okay to email her. we email eachother every day to keep intouch.
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• Singapore
23 Jul 10
Hi Hatley, Sorry for not grasping your situation. Are you able to phone Nelda the next time instead of using email? You must be prepared for the next emergency! Good of your son to stop by, he must have sensed your panic.
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@Hatley (140463)
• Garden Grove, California
24 Aug 10
hji again hot here today really hot. yes I have a niftyphone right by this monitor. I got that problem all fixed then this past week I could send out emails but could not get them in so my son came by last night and got me up and running and we still do not know why the one folder well.com was not getting the emails but whatever he did it did work. I had three hundred emails backed up on the hottest eve of the year. wow. but its great to be back in business again.
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@bounce58 (17555)
• Canada
23 Jul 10
Hi Hatley. Like you I wouldn't consider myself as computer savvy. Unfortunately, in our house, I am the one responsible for fixing snaffus like what you mentioned. I've been lucky so far, that I've been able to figure out recent problems. It also helps if you have an IT friend at work which you could ask questions. It doesn't happen often, but like you said, I hate it when it happens.
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@ElicBxn (59662)
• United States
23 Jul 10
The roomie is friends with this gal, who has extended her aid to me (because the roomie would drive her nuts other wise) we are all in the science fiction community
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@Hatley (140463)
• Garden Grove, California
24 Jul 10
after all my stress and upset my son dropped in here that same night and he showed me two errors that I had not even noticed til pointed out, the first was since he had put in this imap he had made a new email client thing so all I needed to do was move that into the default box. I did that. and tried the email still refused to send but it said bad user name. my son pointed at it and I felt so stupid there was a period where it did not belong , after my user name and before the @ sign. so of course it would not go out.I deleted the period, and my email was sent in five seconds.
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@GardenGerty (83302)
• Marion, Kansas
24 Aug 10
I would go so crazy if that happened to me. I had a problem a few weeks back and son could not help right away. It made me just absolutely batty. I am in a section called recent discussions, but I see that this says this is a discussion from one month ago. LOL
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@Hatley (140463)
• Garden Grove, California
24 Aug 10
hi gardengerty the last few days I have got so behind and now realized I needed badly to catch up on my own discussions. I hate to back slide like that. I had to wait this time most of a week and my son came last night to find out why my iris.well.com email was not coming in and after a lot of tinkering he got my email coming in again and he laughed as he said, I still dont really know why it was not coming in but whatever was wrong he did get it fixed. wow I am behind a month shame on me.
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@kalav56 (11502)
• India
24 Aug 10
Hatley! You are doing very well with computer and I feel that this happens with everyone. A new avataar everyday
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@Hatley (140463)
• Garden Grove, California
24 Aug 10
hi kalav yes I get to the point where I think my avatar does not show up so I go into graphics and make a new one. lol. I do love to use my compute and its just become a partof my life too. so I am learning so much now as my son added some stuff, andwell I love to learn something each day as longasI am alive.
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@gabs8513 (48805)
• United Kingdom
19 Aug 10
Hi Sweetie I know I am well behind here I hope that your Email is sorted out now and it is all running smooth for you again I know it is frustrating I am normally able to sort these things out but if you do not know how then it is not easy Love you Sweetie xxxx
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@Hatley (140463)
• Garden Grove, California
24 Aug 10
hi gabs here I am again, my email server for the past four days refused to let my email come through so my son was here last night, the hottestday yet, and tinkered with a number of things and we got my email to co me in and yet he said laughing,I still do not know why it was notcoming in bu t it seems to be fixed. oh did I have email mostly spam but a lot of good stuff too., Havent seen you much lately, are you okay and Gissi? hope so. love you both. wish we lived closer. hugs from hatley.
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• China
27 Jul 10
hello,everryone! i am from china,i want to make some foreign friends. i donot know whether there is someone want to make a friend with me. you can go to my place to leavea a message to me. or you can add me my msn is wzmlove007@hotmail.com
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@MsTickle (24734)
• Australia
25 Jul 10
Oh Hatley, I feel your frustration reaching out and grabbing me by the throat...we have a lot in common. It's so annoying when we "do something" and it causes something else to go wrong then we seem to make matters worse and confuse ourselves further when we try to reverse what we did or fix things. I have spent hours like this lately when I again downloaded Messenger....wondering why I deleted it in the first place. Messenger worked fine but Hotmail began to act very strangely then someone said my account had been hacked. I fixed that problem by buying a new laptop...problem solved....lol.
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@dorannmwin (36609)
• United States
23 Jul 10
Thankfully it has been over four years since I've had a major problem with my email. However, when I did have the problems with my email and my internet connection, it was absolutely terrible for me. You see, our IP provider was going through a lot of changes and there was a period of about two months that our access was spotty at best and though we were paying our regular prices for our service, we were getting service that was dismal at best. I couldn't read and respond to email and I couldn't even get online to check the weather on certain days.
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@Hatley (140463)
• Garden Grove, California
24 Jul 10
hi dorannmwin myson showed up Wednesday night and within a few minutes he showed me my two errots the email client thing with the new changes was not in the default box so I did it my self, then he sent a test still not working bad user name okay he pointed to my email address and to my shock somehow a period had come put after my name and before the@ sign, thus making it invalid. So I deleted the period and tried to email out and it was sent in seconds. Like my son said its all in the details. I had not even noticed that silly period..So I was back in business.
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@bunnybon7 (29172)
• Holiday, Florida
22 Jul 10
read your first response and im so glad you got it fixed and your son brought you the new flashlight. how cool. what a good guy your son is. i dont like not knowing what to do when my email messes up either. a while back my email id used for 12yrs, started not forwarding good things i wanted my friends to see. it also started displaying things differently from them changing things at the site. i still have never got it worked out so started another email all together. no one i know right here near by knows how to handle this kind of free email site
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@Hatley (140463)
• Garden Grove, California
24 Aug 10
hi bunnybon history repeated itself only now I cou ld not get my incoming email so my son my great son came by last night and tinkered with things and I can once again get my correspondence email he has me on two gmail accounts and iris well.com account for my personal emails. anyway he got it fixed and he laughed and told me he still did not know why the server had refused to let me have my emails but anyway they are coming in now. wow and how!!
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• Spain
22 Jul 10
Ms. Hatley yes me too. my email wont load for 2 consecutive days and i tried fixing it using the possible remedies i have known but in vain.. i called the IT and they said that possible reasons might be the installation of softwares that it is not compatible with the computer OS version. the original programs that has been installed might conflict with the newly installed one so i need the newly installed one to be freed-out.
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@Hatley (140463)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Jul 10
hi kumar well my son dropped by last night and helped me trouble shoot, he had changed my email client thing twice and this last time forgot to make the new change as default so I did that under his directions, then we got bad user name, and of all things I had a period after my name and before the @ sign so just a matter of deleting the period then testing it and my email is now sending out in just seconds. sounds like you need to uninstall some software, I had a problem with blue screen because the virus protection I had was not compatible with my OS either so my son uninstalled it and put in Avira and no more problems. Avira seems to be a great virus protection too. hope you can get you email problem fixed to Kumar.
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@dawnald (84109)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Jul 10
It's annoying, it's frustrating. Amazing how dependent we've become on this stuff. I keep having problems with AOL and my mailbox being unavailable and whatnot, and since that's how I communicate with many people, I could miss something important.
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@Hatley (140463)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Jul 10
hi dawn yes I wanted to ask my best friend if she could stop by after work today and take me to riteaide so I can renew my emergency low blood sugar supplies.but my wonderful son did come bye last night as its just too hard to relay how tos on thephone. he showed me that it w as simply a matter of moving the right email client name into the right slot, then I still could not send out, bad user name, so we checked and I wanted to crawl into a hole. it was a lousy period in front of the @ sign that made it a bad user name; I delted the lousy period and whee, my email sent out in seconds. for me the email is really a safety line so its essential too.
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• United States
22 Jul 10
Aww, that's terrible Hatley! What a pain in the neck it must be. I don't have the problem of sending emails but my one daughter, has trouble RECEIVING them from me. I have already had 5 of her emails sent back to me because they couldn't get through. I told her to clean out her email box as it might be too jammed, and it was. She has AT&T Yahoo mail but I think one of the filters is really stopping my emails from getting through. She's the only one I have trouble with. Plus, sometimes if she does get them, it's a week later. Well, that doesn't help either. She finally deleted a whole bunch of stuff, and now it seems to be working a bit better. What a pain!
@Hatley (140463)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Jul 10
hi kashmeresmycat my son surprised me by coming here at eight last night, and he found the two errors , showed them to me, how to fix them and I did the fixing. the last was almost funny, bad user name, I looked and there was a period after my name and before the @sign. it did not belong there. I deleted it and voila It works. back in business.
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• United States
22 Jul 10
I'm not real savvy when it comes to technical stuff on the computer. Fortunately my ISP is Verizon, so I call technical support on occasion. Most of the time they are helpful. Sometimes I get frustrated because the support person speaks with a heavy accent and I have a hard time understanding what he's saying! I know how frustrating it is when you can't do something you're used to being able to do -- it's like part of you has been cut off and grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! It's going to be okay -- real soon -- hang in there!
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@Hatley (140463)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Jul 10
hi joyceshookery. the problems came out verysimple. I had the wrong email server name so we put itin the right box, that part was simple, the next makes me blush bad user name, okay looked at my email addy and there was one tiny little period where it should not have been dot com is fine but a dot anywhere else thatwas not in the given email addy just will not fly. in other words the little details if you are not careful can stop things. deleted the dot, tried a test email and it works perfectly now ,my son was here last night and pointed them out to me. all fixed now.
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@vijayanths (7878)
• India
22 Jul 10
Hi, hatley most of us here seem to have no computer savvy. It's okay if you can learn a few things every time you experience problems with your computer. I do learn something whenever my computer fails. I know this learning process will never come to an end.
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@Hatley (140463)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Jul 10
hi bijayanths you know how little details can stop things. well I kept getting bad use name, my son came lastnight unexpectedly, and he pointed to something in my email addy and thereit was one lousy period where it should not have been, I deleted the period, made a test email to myself, and of course it went through. all that worry because of a tiny period. so I learn on my computer every day.
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