Here's the Rub
by leonpurvis - 3/24/08 11:38 AM
In Reply to: MailWasher by rgfitz
The Free version of EmailWasher comes with instructions, but it gives instructions for setting it up for Outlook and Windows Mail (or something like that). There's a referral to a website for other email services which led me to Yahoo. I subscribed to Yahoo Plus to get POP capability, and I followed its instructions which told me how to set up the POP and smpt and which ports to use. I fiddled with the port settings from what Yahoo recommends and then I interchanged them with EW's recommended default settings.Then I read somewhere I may need to use RoadRunner's configurations for POP and smpt. I monkeyed with three combinations of each and still no cigar.
At present, I can download my mail and the program will delete it for me (as if I couldn't do that myself) but it won't bounce it. I tried bouncing one Yahoo account to the one Yahoo account that EW supports. When that didn't work, I sent an email from Hotmail, which should have set off some bells. Nope.I checked to see if I had enabled the program to bounce mail, and i found that I was lucid enough to have done that (after having spent several hours in front of the computer screen).
The ad for EW says that it's Vista compatible.
I don't think Vista is compatible with anything right out of the box, sort of like XP when it first came out. XP messed everything up for a lot of people. I lost my job, my marriage began to crumble, and my dog bit me.
So I went back to Win98 and the quality of my life improved drastically until Win98 supported almost nothing resembling digital technology.
Now I'm back to engaging in risky behavior with Vista, and I'm experiencing deja vu. The goldfish are eyeing me suspiciously, and I was attacked by a squirrel in my own backyard yesterday. Next weekend, I'm going to sit my five year-old down in front of my computer and see if she can set up EmailWasher. She's good at that sort of thing (Rubik's Cube, the DVD player, getting eBay customer service to respond to pleas for help, etc.). If she can't make it work, I'll have to move back into the Residence Inn or go back to Win98 until MS comes out with yet ANOTHER service pack, neither of which appeals to me.
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