July 3rd, 2009

Digger

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Well, I downloaded Dropbox and it's not quite as techophobe-friendly as it might be (but then nothing is), but I think it's going to be OK.  Unless I froze it asking it to upload too many files at once.  Which I might have done.  It's not clear.

That's problem #1.

Problem #2 is more acute, because it looks to me as if, in backing up my email files, I've erased all the actual emails stored on my computer.  Whenever I try and open anything, I get (instead of the email) the following message: 

The message from XXXXX concerning XXXXX has not been downloaded from the server. You need to take this account online in order to download it. 

I now have approximately 7000 variations on my computer of that message, which is useles in the extreme.  I realize that it's all on-line, but I don't do my mail on-line, and I like being able to access it off-line on those numerous occasions when I'm in wi-fi free zones.

Eep. Also, Urk, Oops, and other expressions of distress.

Oh, and we're leaving town Wednesday to be away (and working) for 3 weeks.

Can anybody help me?

I'll be at Readercon Thursday-Saturday, if that helps.  I'm afraid posting here what perfectly easy steps I can follow myself will not do the trick.  In this context, you may count on my being inept, easily confused, and apt to make stupid mistakes.  Also demoralized and traumatized.  In fact, you can paint me a very unhappy camper indeed.