All my email messages are still there and I can still see them. But the little line at the top of the screen says “not responding” and I’m getting tired of trying to make it respond.
I can get by though because I have a backup email system that contains all my email. I also have important messages saved in my directory structure. So I can find most of the emails I need.
Does that sound a bit like Little Goody Two-Shoes? Maybe so but to me it’s simply good business practice.
What I am missing is the folder structure I had set up in my usual email (MS Outlook). In particular my “Action Required” folder where I saved anything that needed some action from me.. I don’t have that same folder structure in my backup system (Gmail). Now if I had only set that up before this happened …
Anyway, now it’s off to my IT support team to sort me out in Outlook so I don’t waste any more time searching for emails that require me to take some action. And when they’ve done their bit, I’ll set up a mirrored folder system in Gmail so I won’t have the same frustration next time. Maybe I’ll use the Gmail Priority Inbox system.