I may be exaggerating just a little, but my problems with e-mail have been more than just stressful. They have managed to affect my credit score, which is no small thing.
How is that possible? Easy. I never received a couple of on-line billings and, thus, made a couple of late payments. Voilá! A drop of 120 points. Ouch!
All Cartoons below by Ron Lieberman.
I’m not even sure who is responsible – AT&T, Yahoo, or maybe the Celestial Computer Controller in the iClouds – but I had been experienced a good relationship with my e-mail partner email@example.com for more than twenty years.
All at once punkyc could no longer send an e-mail. She tried but the message kept coming back with a message that it could not be transmitted because it looked like spam. What?
I could forward, but not send. Well, darn. That was inconvenient!
Rats! Now I had to check the in-basket and the trash basket.
You would think common courtesy (which isn’t so common, I guess) would demand they send me a “dear John” letter ending it all. But I received not a word of warning.
Alas, I didn’t take the impending danger seriously enough. After all, I still received mail and could access the account, so I took my time and continued my relationship with punkyc.
The breakup was disastrous and unexpected. I’d been finding ways to sign-in on the Yahoo account for weeks and thought l had everything under control. Pride goeth before a fall.
One day in June, Yahoo refused my password. There had been no change in either e-mail address or password, but I was out on my keester. No entry. No more e-mail.
Desperate, I tried every password I’d ever used with Yahoo. No dice. Together, Yahoo and punkyc had rejected me.
This has been one of the most frustrating experiences of my life, and I’m not kidding here.
Every account I have from my bank, to Pay Pal, to social media, shopping, ad infinitum is set up using punkyc. Trying to get them changed to my new e-mail address has been a nightmare. For some reason, none of them will accept the password I’ve used for lo these many years.
N O N E O F T H E M ! ! [I apologize for raising my voice.]
But luckily so, in one respect!
“Why?” you gasp, trying to imagine the reason.
“Because,” I answer, “as soon as I had business cards printed up and let a lot of people know the new g-mail address, somehow I screwed that up and had to settle for a modified version.”
My newest and current e-mail address is this: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you still want to communicate and don’t mind, drop me an e-mail with your addy.
In the mean time, I still have all my accounts to struggle with. Whether or not I succeed in straightening things out, my life is ruined and will never be the same.
image credits: All Cartoons by Ron Lieberman.
If not, call the undertaker immediately!