Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur

Flailing helplessly as he sinks beneath the electronic waves

Oh, right. Until about 24 hours ago, I'd forgotten the real problem of having our desktop machine down. You see, we have our Thunderbird email reader very carefully configured, with lots of filters and lots of folders. What this means, in practice, is that the East Kingdom mailing list gets automatically stuffed away into its own folder, where I don't have to deal with it unless I really want to.

Yes, I've been online for many years, and I'm no stranger to volume. But *oy* the past day has sucked from an email POV. Not only has the EK list utterly exploded, the Society-level Laurel and Pelican lists have had their own (unrelated) debate sloshing around between them, as a sort of kicker to the volume. As a result, I believe we got north of 400 non-spam emails yesterday, and trying to find the stuff that actually *matters* in the middle of all of that, even using Comcast's new "Now With Less Suck" online email reader, is bloody hard.

Really need to deal with getting that desktop machine working again. As an email life preserver, if nothing else...
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