mabfan (Michael A. Burstein) (mabfan) wrote,
mabfan (Michael A. Burstein)
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Computer and Email Woes (or Whoas)

Our computers are somewhat old. We got them in 2004, and their processors are almost glacial compared to what exists today, and for some reason when we upgraded our router it became harder for the machines to get onto the Internet. We're probably going to need to upgrade at some point soon, although given that what we need are Macintosh computers I'm not sure how we'll afford it.

For the past nine years or so, I've been using Eudora for my mail, and I finally decided to switch to another program. Eudora has a lot of the functionality I need and am used to, but I found that Apple's own Mail program will give me an interface I need. This morning, I began the process to set up Mail on my machine.

Everything was going fine, and then it asked me if I wanted to import all my Eudora mailboxes. I hadn't realized that was going to be an option, but of course it makes sense to be able to access as much of my old email from my new program. So I said yes.

That was at around 10:30 this morning. It's now after 7 pm, and Mail is nowhere near done, only up to my email from the year 2004.

I forgot how much email I had accumulated over the years.

Anyway, I'm going to leave the computer churning away overnight, and if necessary, well into tomorrow. It's worth it to me to have everything transfered over, and I do have an online email account where I've copied all my email since mid-2007 or so. I'll be able to access my email while my computer is churning away, but it is a pain.

Which is, I'm sure, more than any of you needed or wanted to know. :-)
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