More than one of my blogger buddies has complained of e-mail problems. Never had a problem myself … until the other day. I opened the mail and let out a yelp, “What the hey?”
There were pages of “Mail Delivery Failure” messages. The next day it was the same thing. I jumped right over to the chat box; needed a technician to get rid of these monsters.
It worked great, the unwanted messages disappeared. For the day. The next morning I opened the mail and … yep, they were back. Not only did they reappear, these demons had removed my valid e-mails.
Also, I discovered these non-existent addresses had snuck into my Address Book. I began to click each one and then hit delete. Only it was no good, there were too many. I mean, there were dozens of bad guys just in the A contacts. This is what I did:
- Changed my e-mail password
- Opened my address contacts
- Wrote down each name and address I wanted to keep
- Deleted all the Contact pages
- Replaced the names and addresses I had written down
- Logged out of e-mail
Next, I went to my home page to:
- Open Internet Options
- Select Privacy tab
- Check box “Tell web sites I do not want to be tracked”
- Select “Remove Individual Cookies”
- Choose unknown cookie
- Click “Remove Cookie”
- Click Ok
I was real careful with this second step — didn’t want to remove cookies that I need. That’s it, my laptop is shut down. I won’t know if this fixed the problem until tomorrow. Wish me luck…
When I opened my mail this morning the room filled with the sound of music and my heart raced with joy. The chains were gone. There was only one “Delivery Error.” Still, I’m uneasy. If my inbox is free of monsters tomorrow (Friday), than I will breathe free.
Okay, it is 5am Friday and I’m sneakin’ up on the mail, goin’ to the Inbox. Ooooh, there is an orchestra in the house. There are no “Delivery Errors.”
May Your Glass Always Be Half Full
My consorts in the LBC may have a different outlook on today’s topic, Music:
Anu, Delirious, Maxi, Maria/Gaelikaa, Maria SilverFox, OCD writer, Padmum, Paul, Ramana, Rohit Shackman speaks, The Old Fossil, Will Knott.