My website guy and I were working on some e-mail problems we had with our accounts and today I came home to check my e-mail, like I do everyday, and found it to be empty. No more messages existed
In my business/website e-mail email@example.com
I had about 1000 important messages saved, from magazines, bodybuilders, sponsorship companies, celebrity athletes, friends, general business stuff, and all the individual messages that many of you send me.......today all of those were gone, and 2 years worth of really great e-mails and important addresses and phone numbers are washed away.
I don't know enough about computers to know how to "back it up" to my computer, but in the future I'll learn.
At first I was very upset, and then even angry. That information was very important to me and I enjoyed all the great e-mails and appreciated the importance and significance of many of them. I'm still a bit sick to my stomach to know that they are missing. Most people wouldn't be too bothered because they would just be random messages from friends, family or work.
My account was full of all the events that shaped my life and shaped Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness. It was really my only record of the past 2 years of hard work and each step of the way was documented in e-mail form.
My mistake was not saving my e-mails to my computer. My brother in law says he's sorry because he knows it makes me sad to loose stuff that is important to me, but he says its my fault for not backing it up. I just wish I were smarter when it comes to computers I could have prevented future problems like this.
I'm not one to complain or even to express emotion other than joy, happiness, appreciation and gratitude (as many of you have come to realize) but now I'm just upset and I needed a place to vent. I'm very quiet and reserved these days, so I don't ever raise my voice or yell, I just think about how it could have been easily prevented. I'm upset with the individual who may have deleted my messages (e-mail was working fine at 2PM, and I came home and it was gone and I've searched 20 times to try to find the messages, but Inbox contains 0). I've also searched for the person who has access to my website and my e-mail, etc. to see if he alterted it or accidentially deleted things, but I haven't seen him since last night. I'm also upset at myself, knowing that right now there are important e-mails coming to me and I can't check them......not only is my e-mail empty, I can't access it and it can't recieve messages.
Luckily I have 8 other e-mail accounts so for those who normally write to me or send me photos or whatever......please use:
Perhaps I'll be able to find my life story in text covering the past two years....if not...that's life and I learned a lesson. So IF ANYONE HAS IMPORTANT INFORMATION IN AN E-MAIL ACCOUNT, PLEASE SAVE IT SOMEWHERE ELSE SUCH AS ON YOUR COMPUTER HARD DRIVE. DON'T LET IT GET LOST, IT IS NOT VERY MUCH FUN AT ALL!
Well, anyway, that is how my day went today. Other than that, it was a fun day at work and my brand new roommate moved in today. I'll introduce her soon. And she'll introduce herself to the message board soon as well.
Have a great day and remember to protect what is important to you, and be careful who you trust.