PERCY: Well, this has been the week from Gmail / Thunderbird hell. We had no idea a storm was brewing and we have not enjoyed one moment of it!
MICAH: Last Friday we got notices for our Gmail accounts that Thunderbird (an email program on our PC) has not been compatible with their new accounts for a year so we should use Gmail webmail now. In fact, Gmail blocked us from downloading email. We got that taken care of and tried to download and ...
RUSTY: And it locked up our computer. Over and over and over again. Jan updated to v38 that is supposed to work with Gmail but nothing we have tried as of today has worked. Jan has been at the "don't speak to me or I'll scream" point for days. We've been set up with POP3 for many years and after 6 days of searching, we still don't know if Gmail still allows POP3. It isn't working and it isn't mentioned, but that doesn't mean it isn't still available, only that gmail wants to force us to abandon it for IMAP.
CYNDI: Jan wants to keep her own filing system, not "co-ordinate" with gmail. She believes she is quite capable to hit the delete key on her own to clean out webmail. She is old and the brain of an old person doesn't comprehend half of what she reads so she has been having a meltdown. She did find a forum for each to leave a question, but doubts Google or Thunderbird will respond. Would anyone like all of us furries to come visit until this blows over and Jan is fit to live with again?
RUSTY: Perhaps we should change the subject. I hear Jan coming. We can talk about the weather. Hasn't the weather been nice .... no, that's not the word. HUMID!
MICAH: Hasn't the weather been hot and humid and stormy lately? Even Buddy, the "oh, come on, let's turn around and do another lap" wilted on the 9 am walk and begged to come home.
CYNDI: I guess we should get to the interview. We have a lovely feline interview subject today. Jaguar doesn't have a blog but she is an active Cat Scout.
PERCY: Jaunty Jaguar Joined the Cat Scouts is available exclusively at Mousebreath, the ezine for cats. It's fun reading so don't miss it.
Friday is also time for the Pet Parade blog hop, hosted by by Rascal and Roscoe. It is co-hosted by Bionic Basil, Barking From the Bayou, Love is being owned by a husky, and us (Jan's Funny Farm).
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