Outlook Hates Me


Ok, so there is an all-important email I had to send out yesterday that included links and attachments to various sites I have.  The email took about twenty minutes to craft together.  Yes, craft.  These days, emails seem to be more art than writing, but I digress.

After spending twenty or so minutes finalizing this work of art and hitting send, Outlook crashes.  “Ok”, so I think, “it would have saved a draft.”  Ten minutes later Outlook opens (hey, I have a slow and outdated system.  Freelance writing isn’t the six-figure income career I had envisioned.  Neither is it the 4-figure income.) I search all the draft folders from the four email accounts. Not there.  Ah.

So, I spend another twenty minutes crafting the exact same email for this client that has to go out ‘today’.  I write the email, add attachments, links, etc.  Double check and hit send. Guess what.  Outlook crashes yet again.  Now i’m getting frustrated.  I clear the cache, run the scanners and cleaners.  Hit Outlook again and wait ten minutes for it to open.  Repeat and get same result.  Crash.

Now, I open Outlook and then head to Outlook online with my online MS office account.  I craft the email, with links and attachments and hit send.  I know Outlook online can’t crash.

But, it can send the email back with ‘address undeliverable’.

Some days it just doesn’t pay to turn on the computer.

By Brick ONeil

Author, Researcher, Writer: . Called 'a prolific writer' since 2001, work includes Blogging, Copywriting, Spreadsheets, Research, Proposals, Articles in the fields of real estate, dating, health, fitness, disease, disability, technology and food.

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