How many email accounts do you have?
How many do you actually use?
In my case, there’s:
Hotmail has my main Personal
Outlook has one that I haven’t migrated to but there’s a “cool” email name
I have my own domain I need to get tied into something
I have two gmail accounts – one for the tablet and one that I use for spam.
There is one for the Board that I do social media, newsletters, and web development for.
And there are others that I don’t really use for email like webmaster accounts and the like.
I really should make an effort to write that stuff down and pare it down.
I don’t text. At all. Simply don’t see the value. If you want to get in touch with me, I have a perfectly serviceable cell phone and you can call and leave a message. If I have spoken with you before, I’ll answer. If you’re a recruiter, leave a message at the tone…
What got me started on this rant?
Getting up early, after the morning mile and a half plus with the dog, I settled in to coffee and spam. Just like many other people, I had to check my email. There was a friendly reminder from my chat client, Pidgin, that said I had 27 emails.
Yes, since last night.
Except as usual, Outlook.com was broke. That’s why it was in quotes up there.
Ever since Hotmail forced me to convert to Outlook, it has been utter rubbish. They are trying to change with the times by making it have that Windows 8 look and feel that most who see it say “What on Earth are you thinking, it’s so UGLY!”. My own experiences with Windows 8 were so horrendous that after a month or so of trying to force it to work, I uninstalled it and with back to Windows 7 where I have been ever since. I needed to get things DONE!
Ok, that’s just me, I don’t like big ugly blocks that look like a sign from the Seattle mass transit signs. They don’t work on a laptop with limited screen size…
No, it’s more from the angle that waking up early and expecting something as old school and admittedly simple as email should “just work”.
Outlook.com does not “just work”.
On the average of two or three times a week, OK how about 2.7 times a week, it presents me with a message asking me to reload the web page. That’s more like a demand from a petulant two year old, but until I reach up and hit the handy F5 key to refresh the web page (go ahead, it works, I’ll wait), I’m stuck.
This morning I was presented with the message: