I received about a dozen emails from people who reached out to me via the Floxie Hope “Contact me” page between February 17th and 20th. I read the emails on my phone and noted that I needed to get back to those people. When I went to respond to the emails, all messages that I received from the 17th through the 20th were gone. They weren’t in my inbox. They weren’t in my deleted emails folder. They weren’t in my spam folder. They were just gone.
The sucktasticness of Yahoo mail is annoying.
I know that this is a really trivial thing to post about, but I wanted to put a note out on a forum where people could access it easily to let those who wrote me know why I didn’t write them back.
To those of you who are waiting for a response – Can you please email me again? I’m sorry for not being responsive! I truly do try to respond to every email that comes to me. I was looking forward to responding to each of you because I remember reading interesting insights and observations. Now I no longer have your email, or your email address, and therefore my ability to converse with you is hindered.
It was suggested by a friend that I ask the NSA for copies of the emails that have disappeared. Hahahahhahaha! That would take a while.
I don’t think that I’m on the radar of anyone who would want to steal my emails in a nefarious way. It would be nifty if I was, but I doubt that I am.
Anyhow, I opened a new gmail account with the hope that it will be less annoying than Yahoo’s mail system.
When I went to forward all of my old conversations initiated through floxie hope to the new gmail address, many of them were missing. It’s probably just a glitch in the yahoo system, right? Or the sucky way that yahoo organizes emails that are from a similar address kept me from finding the emails that I was looking for, right? No one is messing with my email system and stealing my emails, right?
NSA peeps – can you please retrieve my emails for me? :p
If someone is messing with my email system, they now know that I will blog about it and out them. If nobody is messing with my email system (most likely) y’all know not to use yahoo mail because it stinks.
And floxie friends – be hopeful. That’s all. Be hopeful. Recovery does happen for many.
And once you feel better and completely recovered you can worry about trivial crap like missing emails instead of wondering about whether or not you’re going to die. It’s kind of nice to worry about trivial crap.