Saturday, September 16, 2006

Death to Yahoo mail

My Yahoo e-mail for work is acting funny today, so please don't freak out if I don't answer you right away. I'm still receiving e-mails, but it keeps freezing IE and I keep needing to close the damn window and reload. Tis very annoying.

(Romance post is coming later today, probably by midnight-ish or so; sorry for the delay! And now I'm off to get dressed and go return my month-overdue library books.)

7 comments:

Jodi Meadows said...

Firefox! Firefox will love you forever! (And generally not freeze on you.)

richard white said...

However, I've been having a problem with Yahoo mail crashing my Firefox. Open any attachements (yes . . .one's I'm expecting thank you) and bang, the whole thing shuts down and I get to start back up again.

I'm giving serious thought to dropping my Yahoo account and looking into Thunderbird or something like it for my professional mail. Leave the Yahoo for the spam catcher.

gabe said...

Yahoo mail is sad and weak compared to the awesome simplicity of Gmail.

Just sayin'...

*Jenny*: I'll keep waiting on your reply...

Ben S. D. said...

Use Firefox and either Hotmail or Gmail. Yahoo is notorious for screw-ups and so-called "maintenance," which is just slang for "down time."

Or even if you can't switch e-mail for business reasons, at least get Firefox. No pop-ups, super-fast, and the only thing you have to deal with is that it lacks all the plug-ins IE has. And also, because FF is crazy cautious, it may not load certain sites it deems unsafe. But you can wave bye-bye to viruses and other problems that slow your computer down and give you fits. You wouldn't think a simple browser change could make your life so much easier, but after having FF for a couple years, I absolutely REFUSE to use IE unless I'm forced.

And I think there's another one, Thunderbird, that you might look into. I think it's like a little upgrade to Firefox.

Jenny Rappaport said...

Let me clarify for a few of you...

I do not like using Firefox; I like my damn IE and I'm going to keep using it. I know that makes me a technological pariah. =)

I also have no choice in whether I can use Yahoo for my work e-mail or not; Lori uses it for her work e-mail and I do so as well to present a "consistent" agency e-mail scheme. This may change at some point, but it's not likely.

I personally adore Gmail. I use it for this blog's public e-mail address, and also for my own personal e-mail address. Plus, I have a spam filtering account on it. So no, you don't need to hype the joys of it to me. =)

And Gabe, your response is in the mail. For the love of god, please stop bugging me about it; you only sent me a query letter after all.

Jenny Rappaport said...

Oh, and to further add to the reasons that I do not need Firefox...

I have no pop-ups through IE due to the loveliness of the Google toolbar. I haven't had a virus on my computer in years, and I don't use antivirus software. I simply don't like Firefox--there's nothing wrong with it, but I just prefer to stick with what I know... I also don't like how it handles cookies, logs me into sites that I don't want always to be logged into, and saves my history much more extensively than IE does. I've used it quite a bit on my parents' computer, and I've really come to the decision that I just don't like it. Now if Google decided to release a web browesr... then I might think about switching...

Ben S. D. said...

Well, that makes sense. And a lot of people like IE for the reasons you stated there. I just recommend it as an alternative 'cuz FF has worked so well for me in the past.

But I certainly use the Google toolbar as well. And if THEY'D make a browser...yeah, that'd be kinda cool. :)