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Archive for Email Clients

Not so Hasty there! Thunderbirds are go!

You may have read earlier that I had written a funky script to remove email that I’d never ever read from my inbox, and it had all gone horribly wrong when I passed a null string into the function and it deleted the whole inbox along with 700+ messages in it. Disaster to some extent! Then I sat and had a think about how long it would take to import all 700+ headers every time Thunderbird wanted to read my inbox. That wouldn’t be efficient – surely Thunderbird does some caching? Lo and behold it does, and I’ve recovered everything (and a little bit more besides!) – let me explain. Bratz movie Recovering Deleted Mail – Thunderbird! As soon as… Continue reading »

by Keiron on May 2nd, 2009 | Email Clients | 3 Comments » |

Backup, backup and backup!!

A word to the wise, always make backups….. Particularly when you are testing a script that has the ability to delete emails!!!!!!! I was writing a script to delete some of my emails whilst I’m away, regular newsletters, advertising from holiday companies, you know the sort of stuff I’m talking about? Not spam, and not stuff I want to unsubscribe from – just stuff – stuff that I’ll only delete when I get home anyway. Anyway, I screwed it up and an empty variable got passed into the cleanup script and has blown away my entire inbox. Luckily it’s my more spammy account that I signup to most things with, however I’m quite good at pruning it normally and it… Continue reading »

by Keiron on May 2nd, 2009 | Email Clients | 2 Comments » |

Switching away from Microsoft Outlook?

Let me set the record straight for all those that have been querying me on the subject. I love Mozilla Firefox! I binned IE long ago and won’t even install IE7 currently! But I’m having some problems with the Mozilla alternative to Outlook, Thunderbird. Don’t get me wrong, I’m using Thunderbird daily, in all fairness I’m using it in IMAP mode only and still downloading everything to my damned huge PST file in Outlook on another machine for archive purposes. But what are the alternatives? I could go the whole hog and use Thunderbird for everything, and I do love some of it’s features – but detest others!! Maybe it’s the fact I’m running it in IMAP mode and haven’t… Continue reading »

by Keiron on December 21st, 2006 | Email Clients | No Comments » |

Outlook Error Codes

I’m sick of frantically typing Outlook error codes into google when customers give them to me…. 0×800CCCC2 RAS_NOT_INSTALLED RAS/DUN not installed. 0×800CCCC3 RAS_PROCS_NOT_FOUND RAS/DUN process not found. 0×800CCCC4 RAS_ERROR RAS/DUN error returned. 0×800CCCC5 RAS_INVALID_CONNECTOID Connectoid damaged or missing. 0×800CCCC6 RAS_GET_DIAL_PARAMS Error getting dial settings. 0×800CCCA0 NNTP_RESPONSE_ERROR News server response error. 0×800CCCA1 NNTP_NEWGROUPS_FAILED Newsgroup access failed. 0×800CCCA2 NNTP_LIST_FAILED LIST command to server failed. 0×800CCCA3 NNTP_LISTGROUP_FAILED Unable to display list. 0×800CCCA4 NNTP_GROUP_FAILED Unable to open group. 0×800CCCA5 NNTP_GROUP_NOTFOUND Group not on server. 0×800CCCA6 NNTP_ARTICLE_FAILED Message not on server. 0×800CCCA7 NNTP_HEAD_FAILED Message header not found. 0×800CCCA8 NNTP_BODY_FAILED Message body not found. 0×800CCCA9 NNTP_POST_FAILED Unable to post to server. 0×800CCCAA NNTP_NEXT_FAILED Unable to open next message. 0×800CCCAB NNTP_DATE_FAILED Unable to display date. 0×800CCCAC NNTP_HEADERS_FAILED… Continue reading »

by Keiron on December 10th, 2005 | Email Clients | No Comments » |