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Dazed and Confused... - "You didn't hear about the polar bear?"
March 23rd, 2005
07:47 pm


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Dazed and Confused...
...after my trip down the rabbit hole of e-mail life!

After losing my old email, I thought - sure, why not just use the email account I get with my ISP? So I go to my road runner homepage and figure out how to get to my mail account and find out two interesting things:

1) Apparently, every time I filled in an automatic mail setup on the web from home - such as when I requested info on a tour in Scotland, and when I sent in my select-a-set - it assumed that I wanted my return email address to be the one my ISP provided... not the one I always use. Come to think of it, do you even see the address you're sending from, all the time? So, I found about 20 messages there that I thought had never been sent to me! Let this be a lesson to you all; I sure wasn't aware of it!

2) Unfortunately, however, the road runner email set up is terrible. You can't set up folders to save emails in an organized fashion, and there's a 10 Mb limit (lousy for photo rec'ving and sending!)

So - I just set up a new email in Yahoo, which is where I'm used to getting mail, but it's a true Yahoo account, not a Prodigy account that I open up in Yahoo, so it should STAY MINE!!!

I'll try to send it out to everbody as soon as I figure out how. BTW... is there any way to transfer an address book from one yahoo mail account to another? *bats eyelashes fetchingly*

Oh! And, can you believe it? WTTS actually emailed me back the next day about my select-a-set... but unless they played it last Friday, when I missed the usual playing time, they haven't played it yet. But the letter's very sweet:

Hi Valerie,

We get so many Select-A-Sets I don't often reply individually, but after reading your e-mail, I wanted to send a quick note to say "welcome" to Indianapolis. It's a real compliment to know that in some way, WTTS made your transition easier. We love new listeners, and if there's anything we can ever do, please let us know. If you'd like to come out to the next WTTS Private Concert, please let me know and we'll set you up with passes. If you're not a VIP yet, please take a few moments to sign up for free at www.wttsfm.com. You'll receive e-mails periodically so you can see what's going on around town so you can meet some new folks in Indianapolis.

Again, thanks for the nice e-mail, and welcome to the city!

Brad H.

Brad Holtz
Program Director

10 S. New Jersey, Suite 220
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(812) 332-3366 - office
(812) 331-4570 - fax

Current Mood: tiredtired

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Date:March 24th, 2005 01:47 am (UTC)
If you can access the old yahoo account, export your address book as a .csv and then import it into the new one. Go into Address Book, then Import/Export, then export to yahoo csv
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Date:March 24th, 2005 02:13 am (UTC)
Wow! Down the rabbit-hole indeed! Glad you got it all figured out.

I can't believe I've been a Yahoo customer for so long without knowing the answer to your question. *spares you puns about being a Yahoo...*

Looking forward to hearing from you!
Date:March 24th, 2005 02:36 am (UTC)
What a sweetie that Brad is! It's probably a pleasure for him to write back to someone who (as I see it) is eager to 'give back' to the musicians and larger musical community who've given her so much joy. Nice letter.

Good luck with the .csv transfer. Save it to Outlook or Entourage or whatever mail program your computer came with so you have it on your hard drive too.
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Date:March 24th, 2005 05:12 am (UTC)
In your new account, if you click on Addresses up in the left hand corner, below where it says Yahoo in big, red letters a menu will drop down. I see a button that says Import Contacts. Once you click that, there's some helpful hints on the new page.

I've never tried them. So you'll have to tell us how you faired.
[User Picture]
Date:March 24th, 2005 07:48 am (UTC)
glad to see you are on the right track email wise:)

that is such a lovely letter! Let us know if you take him up on his offer:)
[User Picture]
Date:March 24th, 2005 08:06 am (UTC)
yeehah for yahoo!!

awww that's a brilliant letter ... and offer!! - you get the best replies, I should take letter-writing tips from you *g*
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Date:March 24th, 2005 09:34 am (UTC)
Oh good! I'm glad you found the exit to the rabbit hole. It sounds like it was a real warren! {Chuckle, SMILE}

Anne Elizabeth Baldwin
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Date:March 24th, 2005 02:21 pm (UTC)
testing.... testing...
[User Picture]
Date:March 24th, 2005 03:34 pm (UTC)
Hey Ros -- I'm sure that dozens of people must have made this offer before, but, in case they haven't: would you like a gmail invite? Gmail doesn't tie you down to a particular ISP, and it has a gigabyte of storag and the ability to organize messages with labels, not folders. (You can attach as many different labels as you want to a message, so something can be classified simultanously as "Correspondence," "From Mom," and "Concerning Hobbits," if you choose, and then be retrievable from all three labels.)

By this time you must have thought about gmail for a good long time and rejected it for other reasons (personally I don't find the ads at all intrustive). But I thought I'd make the offer. :)
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Date:March 24th, 2005 04:07 pm (UTC)
Teasel - actually, I hadn't thought about it! And didn't realize it had those good features, either. How can I look into it? (however, I just started up with a new yahoo name, and am used to yahoo, so... *G*)
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