(For a relative.) For a few weeks, any time she sends email from her @verizon.net email address to another @verizon.net email address, the mail does not arrive. Incoming mail is fine, and sending to non-verizon addresses is fine. What gives? [more inside]
posted by BWA
on Aug 30, 2013 -
Over last weekend I spent a whole bunch of time with a lovely woman--dinners, picnics, walks, wine under the stars etc. These weren't explicitly dates, but it all seemed pretty romantic. At the end of the evening on Saturday and Sunday we had these awkward pauses when my insecurities and my desire to--give a goodnight kiss? Express my attraction? Or something--were warring. I don't know what she was thinking but it was awkward on both sides. Now I won't see her for a month. Do I email her and explicitly say that I'm interested? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Aug 26, 2013 -
A while ago, I came across a handy little program/script, which I think worked roughly like this: you give it a table of various friends' names and how often you want to stay in touch with them, and at appropriate intervals it will give you a "hey, you haven't emailed Jeff in 3 months" type reminder. [more inside]
posted by pont
on Aug 24, 2013 -
So, Google just forced me to use their new compose interface, and I hate it. So, I guess I want a new email client... [more inside]
posted by The Blue Olly
on Aug 13, 2013 -
I'm encountering a few workflow difficulties for which I feel sure there are more elegant solutions than what I've come up with so far. I am trying to coordinate and communicate with a group of volunteers more efficiently, and also track my work hours better. [more inside]
posted by toots
on Aug 13, 2013 -
On average, or an educated guess, how much energy does it take to store a terabyte of data? I don't mean how much does storage cost. I want to know what the environmental impact of a terabyte of data. [more inside]
posted by Nanukthedog
on Aug 9, 2013 -
How do introverts handle communication in environments where the receivers do not value email or consider it worth replying to?
I find tracking people down to ask questions and make requests face-to-face or over the phone very disruptive to my work pattern (intense concentration for long periods of time) and very inefficient. I would much prefer to use email since I would consider this far less disruptive to both my workload and the recipient's workload. They can answer at their leisure, but I still expect an eventual answer if I ask a direct question (even if it's "I'm too busy to answer at the minute"). [more inside]
posted by teselecta
on Aug 9, 2013 -
Not talking about spammy or long rambling missives, just the kind that says "thinking about you. Here's a little news, what's up with you these days?" [more inside]
posted by Gusaroo
on Aug 6, 2013 -
My Dad received a spam email purporting to be from his email provider (BT Yahoo, fwiw) asking him to verify his account. In a moment of utter stupidity, I fell for the scam and entered his email password into a bogus website (I know, I know: STUPID). I was using his iPad at the time, and a ransomware website opened in safari, however the browser didn't lock, and I was able to close it straight away. I immediately logged into his email account and successfully changed his password to something completely different.
Google tells me that there is currently no ransomware which can successfully hijack Apple devices, which my experience seems to bear out. I am a bit worried about the risk that I've accidentally compromised his email, though. Is there anything else I should do beyond what I've already done, ie changing the password? Should I contact BT Yahoo about it?
posted by meronym
on Jul 21, 2013 -
Is there any way to get notification of xbox live messages via text message, email, instant message, or social network message? [more inside]
posted by aerotive
on Jul 20, 2013 -
Adam, a member of a team I manage, sent an email incorrect blaming me for work they couldn't complete. I'm a big fan of dealing with things one-on-one, but I'm not sure how to respond when now that other people have been brought into it. When I send a reply referencing my previously emailed instructions, should I reply-all and let everyone know this isn't my fault, or should I just hit reply and not worry about everyone else? [more inside]
posted by Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug
on Jul 8, 2013 -
I'm now getting emails out the ying yang with all her account activity. I can't fix this with the conventional "log-in and change the password" trick. Contacting both Facebook and her directly for help have yielded nothing. Is there anything else I can do? [more inside]
posted by trampoliningisfun
on Jul 7, 2013 -
I'm totally rusty on this sort of thing, and so have no idea myself. I asked a woman out, and I haven't received a response yet. Should I keep expecting a response? When does her non-answer become my answer? (Snowflake details within.) [more inside]
posted by Capt. Renault
on Jul 5, 2013 -
I frequently get asked for information or asked to answer questions that I have already provided/answered in a previous email. This is time-consuming. How best to deal with this? [more inside]
posted by ladybird
on Jul 4, 2013 -
What do you say (or email) people after you've gone "radio silent" because you were focusing on other projects or procrastinating due to anxiety? [more inside]
posted by 3491again
on Jul 3, 2013 -
Father-in-law's got hacked/virus. He's been sending out one-link emails to all his contacts. I went into his webmail for him and changed his password to something a little more secure - but his contacts aren't stored there (and neither's his sent mail), so it's got to be his machine, right? But I've done the full Deezil
and found absolutely nothing. Not a sausage.
So, where can this little nasty be hiding?
He's running 64-bit Windows 7 with an up-to-date Norton AV. His mail client is windows Live Mail.
posted by monkey closet
on Jul 1, 2013 -
I have over 10 years of sent email sitting in a folder. Are there any tools (preferably for OS X or *nix, but anything interesting is welcome) that I can use to generate interesting statistics, or draw pretty graphs, word clouds... basically anything interesting that works on a huge number of emails.
posted by Mwongozi
on Jun 28, 2013 -
I'm curious as to what the protocol is for police being able to access the email accounts of someone who has gone missing. If the person has no living relatives to grant permission, can the police still access the missing person's email? How many days does someone have to be missing before the police are allowed to read their private emails?
posted by egeanin
on Jun 26, 2013 -
Early last week, I had a meeting where there were two people from my organization, and three people from an organization we're hoping to work with in the near future. At the end of the meeting, we agreed on a future date/time for our next meeting. The following day, I emailed everyone in attendance, with (our shared impression of) the date/time/location of our next email in the second sentence of the email. Today, it became clear that everyone on their side of the meeting thought it was supposed to happen today, and I thought it was happening tomorrow. How should I respond? [more inside]
posted by heresiarch
on Jun 17, 2013 -
A few years ago (2008?), I set up Google Apps for my domain. I used it for email, docs, etc. Eventually, I deactivated the account. Now I'd like to go back and recover some of the emails. I can login to the admin panel, and can access Google Drive, but I can't get to the email. Help! [more inside]
posted by jdroth
on Jun 17, 2013 -
I applied to this job online by sending my resume, and after I was contacted by the HR lady, I told her that I had an updated version of my resume and so I sent it to her. A few days later, I then realized that I actually sent a wrong copy of my resume, which leaves off some of my education.
It also erroneously outlined a job function that I did not actually do. The reason why it is wrong is because I didn't know how to word it precisely at first, but after a second draft (the correct version) I came up with a better description of what I did.
So, do you guys think it will be fine if I email her the correct version of my resume and explain that I inadvertently sent her the wrong version? Or will it look bad? The interview is already set up by the way.
posted by pieceofcake
on Jun 15, 2013 -
If you've used Vertical Response and something else, which one would you use now? I am proficient at sending e-mail newsletters for clients. Currently one client has me using Constant Contact, and another has me using Vertical Response. Now a third client wants to start a newsletter. Do I go with Vertical Response, or make a switch? [more inside]
posted by evilmomlady
on Jun 10, 2013 -
I'm interested in asserting a lot more control of my personal information and communications to prevent prying eyes of both governmental and criminal types. I'm interested in general best practices to secure my personal information, passwords, data and communication (including phones, texting and email). I am not an expert in software or anything of the kind. I use an iPhone and Apple computers. There's a few more specific requests inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jun 9, 2013 -
For various reasons, I have developed a routine of sending my partner a short daily hello email. What are some things I can do to mix it up a little? [more inside]
posted by JoannaC
on Jun 7, 2013 -
I have two separate marketing lists on spreadsheets, both of which were originally opt-in, but have been residing on different systems - System A for email marketing and System B for SMS marketing. List A has the users' email addresses, cellphone numbers and names. List B just has the users' cellphone numbers (plus a column called "unsubscribed" for those people who. I want to combine the two spreadsheets to create one spreadsheet while keeping the column called "unsubscribed" so I know which people to keep permanently removed. Can you advise me on how to synchronise these two spreadsheets using the cellphone number as the common data? Thanks!
posted by skylar
on Jun 3, 2013 -
My Gmail account was very definitely hacked on Sunday.
A whole lot of email was sent, seemingly to everyone I've ever corresponded with from that account.
There was clearly a login from Poland which corresponds exactly with when the emails began to be sent.
The session seemed to last about 7 minutes.
I then received about 150 "mailer daemon" emails due to the bounces from either old addresses, addresses which don't receive unsolicited email and mail servers which correctly identified the content as spam. [more inside]
posted by dance
on Jun 3, 2013 -
The manager of a non-profit owner wants to track inbound and outbound emails of 7 different users. [more inside]
posted by jacobean
on Jun 2, 2013 -
Looking for sample business emails to improve my writing skills.
The resources I found are typically for writing to clients or customers. I am looking for sample emails that one writes mostly internally within their own company.
For example an email one would write to make a suggestion, disagree with something, ask for status, share an idea, remind someone politely, coach someone etc (Common business scenarios). Not looking for emails to win business or sell anything.
Would appreciate if you could share web links or books (preferably the ones available at amazon.com). Also, I would like examples and not a resource that just gives guidance.
posted by r2d2
on May 24, 2013 -
I, sadly, have to keep an eye on an Exchange e-mail account. There is no IMAP. Is there a small Mac app that will live in the menu bar and notify me of new e-mail that actually works? Bonus if I can quickly reply to the e-mail when it appears. [more inside]
posted by michaelh
on May 23, 2013 -
I would like to set up an email group for occasional communications, and would prefer something other than Constant Contact. Any suggestions are much appreciated.
Specifications desired detailed inside. [more inside]
posted by miss tea
on May 21, 2013 -
Help me get read receipts to go to Deleted Items in Outlook 2007. Read receipts received internally get trashed automatically but external ones do not. [more inside]
posted by Sock Ray Blue
on May 16, 2013 -
I use Piratapad (An Etherpad clone) as a todo list for our printshop with 100+ members, and would like to once a month copy all active issues from the list and email it out to our members. What would be the simplest way to go about this? [more inside]
posted by monocultured
on May 1, 2013 -
ex: iphone mail app using gmail account and sends email to be from my @outlook.com account [more inside]
posted by jModug
on Apr 22, 2013 -
Someone ordered a product online using my email address and an old address of mine. They did not use my credit card. I'm pretty sure this wasn't a gift. What happened? [more inside]
posted by Ms. Toad
on Apr 21, 2013 -
I want to use a gmail account to deal with emails from lots of sources in one place - so email backup, emails to do with my phone, and to do with various accounts etc. and was after some advice on whether to use multiple accounts or plus addressing to sort them [more inside]
posted by drill_here_fore_seismics
on Apr 19, 2013 -
A few weeks ago I got some phone calls and emails about a quote I submitted online for moving to some small town in central California. The only problem is I never filled out that form. Since they had my yahoo email, I figured they might have hacked my yahoo account somehow and got my phone number from there. I changed my password and removed my phone number from the account but it was too late. Today I got emails and phone calls about auto insurance quotes. The emails I can ignore and once I answer the phone and explain the situation, the agents remove me from their list but I don't know if I want to put up with this every few weeks.
Has this ever happened to anyone else? and do I have any other recourse than changing my phone number?
posted by amapolaroja
on Apr 16, 2013 -
I get reports emails every morning with simple, TSV data in the message body - and am trying to do something pretty with them, automatically. [more inside]
posted by borborygmi
on Apr 15, 2013 -
I help this sweet old lady with computer stuff. She's running Windows 7 and uses an SBC account "powered by Yahoo!" (terribly out-of-date interface). She often receives emails with family photos from her daughter-in-law's iPhone. She CAN download them, and I'm teaching her how to wade through the attachment-folders that seems to create (for virus-scanning I presume) and then copy them over to her Pictures folder, where she can organize them. However, they are often rotated incorrectly because of some iPhone - Windows issue, and they are often checked "Read-Only"... [more inside]
posted by wavejumper
on Apr 13, 2013 -
I just spend an hour searching for a site I found a few months ago and 'have come up with nothing. My 80 year old brother who has moderate vascular dementia wants to be able to process his email again but it is just beyond him. [more inside]
posted by Tullyogallaghan
on Apr 7, 2013 -
I have MS Office Pro Plus 2010 at work, and I haven't used Office before. After using Gmail exclusively for a number of years, and never any scheduling tools beyond what came on my Droid from Verizon, I'm looking for ways to better utilize the email, organizational and time management options I have. I recently learned about flags and conversation view
from a co-worker, but I feel like there are more features I should be using. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief
on Apr 1, 2013 -
Is it worth snail-mailing the idiots who share my name and use my e-mail address to sign up for things? [more inside]
posted by Nattie
on Mar 26, 2013 -