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  Ten minutes later Outlook opens (hey, I have a slow and outdated system.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.

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