Categorised as a rant, but in realty it is a plea for help and answers. The subject? Well what do you think it is? Dear readers it is of course my pet bug bear, technology.
Not of once the bumbling internet connection, but instead emails. Over the past few days I have had a really weird experience in that my emails have been going haywire. Somebody told me it was a likely cyber-attack from Islamist insurgents, but come on that specific to me? I really doubt it they have larger targets in their sights. The problem is that my main work email has frozen on my MacBook. As of yesterday afternoon I no longer receive emails on this computer – the one on which I am currently typing my blog. I can get them on my iPad and iPhone (4S) and even my aged MacBook but not this one, it seems to have chosen to freeze the receipt of mails from email@example.com account.
So I have to read my emails on the old MacBook. Now you would think thatI could reply to them from there, but NO! I cannot. For some reason, although configured identically (from the ‘settings’ screens from what I can see) the old MacBook will not send because of SMTP problems, it now will not even send mails using my private address. Ok so onto the iPad, receiving mails on all accounts but unable to send on the business one, because every time I press ‘send’ I instantly receive a message telling me that the message has been ‘rejected by the server’… So to the iPhone. It, well until I started writing this post still receives and sends. Of course the mails are not syncing 100% so I have to refer to two computers and the tablet when reading and replying. Of course some mails came in a day or so ago so are not on the phone, I have to forward them to the phone by another email account, to enable me to reply, it is all VERY TEDIOUS
Add to that that the iPhone has ridiculously small keypad and I definitely require my glasses to type and every email is torture.
I have tried exiting the mail programmes, turning the computer off and on again, done countless resets all to no avail. I’ve even tried cancelling the tasks in the activity screen, no change, zilch, diddly squat.. Not happy.
Does any kind technological reader have any sensible suggestion as to how to resolve the issues?
In the meantime sincere and profuse apologies for the inconvenience. If, of late you have sent me an email to which I have not replied then could I ask you to paste your email address into a comment to this post and click the send button? I will find a way or replying.
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