Okay, so this weekend, I am minding my own business – darting about – checking this and that. Then in a split second I can’t access my hotmail account.
It started out innocently enough. I got the usual ‘server too busy’ page, so I decided to try later. Well later on, same thing. A little more annoyed, I went about my business – worked on this and that. Came back, now it was a whole new thing – ‘hotmail temporarily unavailable.’ Okay gritting my teeth now.
Now granted I used the hotmail account for non-essential mail. Various Enewsletters, Amazon email reference but also a few friends contacted me that way – and it was my backup should my main address go kaput. So it wasn’t vital. But on the weekends I like to read my newsletters, and the various other type of stuff that comes into that box and here I was unable to access it. So much for my coffee and catching up on my reading.
I contacted help from msn and essentially based on their advise I needed to completely reconfigure my security settings, my lan settings and various other bullshit things. Which in essence was inferring I was some kind of fricking idiot who had somehow managed to do something stupid to my computer because I had to reset the settings. Of course the fact that I’d done nothing at all to change anything was utterly irrelevant to help and they promptly ignored my response which granted wasnt’ all that polite. Basically I told them to forget about it, I wasn’t going to reconfigure my computer so I could get fricking hotmail to open.
I tried the entire day and the entire next day. Sunday things changed a little. Suddenly I was getting these cute little pop-ups prompting me to download the latest version of Internet Explorer. “Ah,” I thought, “so that’s what is going on.”
Now it’s bad enough that fricking, ugly ass Bill Gates has permeated just about every aspect of my modern life. That I can’t even get a decent word processing program because his company has convinced everyone that being an idiot is cool and a fricking animated paper clip knows quite a bit more than they do. And that I can’t no matter what I do actually get rid of Internet Explorer and it’s a ram whore – but now if I want to access a stupid ass hotmail account I have to download more of his idiotic mediocricy laden programs. They should rename that thing to Idiot Explorer if you ask me.
But…I digress. So these nifty little pop ups keep nagging me and nagging me. OOoooh download me. Ooooh, you want your hotmail mail doncha? Come on, just click yes or I will drive you insane by popping up every time you click on any fricking thing. I’m gonna gitcha!
I ignored it and it wasn’t easy since that little bastard was really getting on my nerves. Instead, I waited until this morning. I knew I could access hotmail on my Mac at work (finally a reason I was glad to have a Mac at work) which I did.
I cleaned up my files, downloaded my address book, deleted everything and told them to stick it.
Ironically, ten minutes later yet another ‘help’ person sent me an email with even more nifty instructions on how to reinvent my computer so I could access hotmail. I told her she was a nice person but she could stick it too.
Out went a gang email to friends and bloggers for gmail invites and in they came. So, I’m now on the G-train and happy as a pig in shit.
Hot mail can bite me. Bill Gates can bite me. And if I never have to deal with another microsoft program or website or browser I will be a happy woman.
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Go to my blog and hit the contact me page and I will send you a gmail invite. Hotmail sucks.
Thanks buddy – but my sos elicited several invites. Who knew there were so many out there with invites just waiting to fly?
Your post reminds me of that commercial where the guy is heaving his computer out of the second story window of his house. LOL! Sorry for your frustation, but that was a funny vent. Glad you got gmail set up. I wasn’t sure how to invite you, but now you have my back-up gmail address too.
LOL – well by the time I wrote it, the anger was over and it was funny. But oy, this weekend I was about ready to throw something out the window. Nothing I hate more than having my communication withheld from me. Know what I mean? Of course you do. 😉
Thought something was going on WC tried to send ya email the normal route and kept gettin g it returned… you can always have an email through
my host anytime you’d like
Oh sorry Ger, I thought you were on my gang email list. Got the gmail addies so all is well, but thanks for the offer.
I had you figured for an Apple or Linux chick all along. I’ve been using gmail for close to three years now and I’ve had very few problem accessing my accounts. Those problems always resolve in minutes, not days.
OH NO J! I am NOT a Mac/Linux girl. My bosses are. They have them at work and i really don’t care for them. It was just in this case I was glad they had them. Gmail has to be better than hotmail. There are so many time outs and server is busy and all that other crap that it was time for a change. Plus I’d had the account so long that all the junk mail/spammer folks knew my address by heart.
I just attribute it to heavy server loads and upgrades. And try later. I NEVER call tech support. They’re dumb.
Oh, I didn’t call them. I just sent them an email – more out of frustration than any hope of help. And of course they proved they are idiots.
@Hotmail, there nothing hot in it, every thing is cold…Gmail got G string lol…..move it to gmail…got better storage space and its fast….
Gmail is so much better, and you get more storage. Hotmail is just a headache. 😛
I so agree Kelsey. It’s a royal pain.
Commercialism many times is the focus of profit and not the enhancement of lives. Google is definitely one that leads the pack in regards to simplification and enhancements. Oh, did I mention that they have rigorous system and product testing? Unlike much the competition. Wait…do they have competitors? Something to ponder.
Quite true Adagio…
And again you’re right – it seems that Google has no real competitors at this time. Though somebody is bound to build a better mousetrap at some point. 😉
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