I’m about to break this rule, since Thunderbird (so it looks like) just decided to delete all my emails and email program settings – and Firefox helping add into mess by deleting all my bookmarks. I must admit that writing calmly at the moment is bit difficult, but I try to manage. The reason you shouldn’t write when you are pissed off is simple: it isn’t professional, and if it happens that you are wrong (barking the wrong tree) it might make you look foolish.
This morning I had my email program open (Thunderbird) when I experienced a power loss and computer was shut down instantly. I was bit in a rush, so I just decided to let it be. Now, after several hours I turned on computer and launched Thunderbird (no other programs, just Thunderbird) and I ended up staring “Email Wizard” and empty program. No data. No settings. Everything was gone.
With a help of my friend I managed to restore the bookmarks (which in the end wasn’t that big deal), and we’ll see what we can do about the emails. It was only few days before I decided to try making a switch from Thunderbird to Outlook. You bet I’m giving this another thought. I don’t think I will continue using a program that can delete all my emails when the system crashes…
I don’t know if it’s Microsoft’s fault or Mozilla’s fault (or my fault), but that really doesn’t matter. What matters is how the heck I’m going to find those emails again. I have backups, but they are few days old.
Lessons are: backup your emails, and and don’t write your blog when you are angry. I think I managed the second part quite well, it’s the first part I need to practise more.