Fang Talks

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06 10 16

Mailbox hell

Sigh.

Now that Outlook.com has shit the bed I’m in the market for a new mail client. There’s a few interesting options out there, that’s for sure, but I’d like to give them a good and solid try before committing to one. And what better way to do that than to see how it deals with a bunch of my emails?

So I hook a client or two up to a mail server, and what do they do? They spend the rest of the evening downloading emails. Wait a second… over 19.000 emails? That sounds absurd, this isn’t even my “I sign up for things with this” address! But then, it has been in use since 2008.

Oh good lord, it still isn’t done? What’s this, it updated the estimated message count? It’s over 32.000 now? Sweet baby Jezus, these things go all the way back too. This is a treasure trove of prepubescent ramblings… What have I uncovered?

It’s… still going. Is this what mailbox hell looks like, endless loading of a tragic past?
~ Fang

Comments

  • 07/10/2016 (12:43 PM)

    I don’t even want to imagine what would happen if I tried to transfer all my gmail emails. There’s probably like a million of those things. If you’re looking for a new email client, but not a new email address/provider then Mozilla Thunderbird is pretty good. Outlook is still okay but you have to turn your ad-blocker off to get it to work properly.

  • 07/10/2016 (12:10 AM)

    But wow. Take a peek back through your past!

    I mean, it might be annoying for your intended purposes, but the nostalgic value sounds great…

    • 07/10/2016 (8:31 AM)

      Oh yes, it definitely is! I’ve already seen a few gems, such innocent times they were.
      But then there’s also a few emails I rather would’ve continued forgetting about, heh.

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