Vista Windows Mail nervous breakdown??

Ex_Brit

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The strangest things have been happening lately in Windows Mail. First I couldn't get Microsoft Newsgroup postings to group by conversation then I discovered that the setting under the View tab had been unchecked (not by me) from it's default setting - so then all was well.....yesterday.

Today Windows Mail has decided that all emails from the same source are "conversations" and is grouping them together.
I've never seen this phenomenon before. Snipping Tool image attached (that tool is so useful!!)

HELP..!!
 

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Ex_Brit

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Forget it...I had the darn thing checked in Mail as well as in Groups....DUH...!

Apologies to Makaveli but couldn't resist.
 

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mqudsi

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Sorry to disappoint you Peter, but making a single, simple mistake does not qualify you for the "Idiot Outside" club.

You're welcome to re-apply at a later date of course.

(No offense Mak :tongueout:)
 

Ex_Brit

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Well, let's see, if I add up all the mistakes I've made....have you read the Encyclopedia Britannica lately.....LOL

P.S. What's happening with the word USB in my sig?????
 

mqudsi

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lol :lol:

You fixed the problem yourself, doesn't that count for something? :joy:

Code:
B)
is B)

I made a mistake when I ported the smilies over to vBulletin and added it as :B, which is incorrect.

I think there is an option to disable smilies in your signature?
 

Ex_Brit

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LOL...changed the brackets, now all is well.
 

mqudsi

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Well, I just changed the B-) smiley's code to
Code:
B-)
.... Too many cases where B) isn't supposed to be a smiley!
 

Ex_Brit

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...and now my sigs back to what it was......LOL - Thanks.
 

Mak 2.0

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It is alright for using the image guys. I know that it is widely used and appreciated. I take no offense. Jsut remember that i am the original idiot.

:grinning:
 

Ex_Brit

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LOL - I've been an idiot a lot longer than you, I can pretty well guarantee that :wink:
 

Mak 2.0

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#12
Hey i dont know. 30 is a decent amount of time. :tongueout:
 

Ex_Brit

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Double that and add a few in my case...>.<:wtf::frowning::scared:
 

Mak 2.0

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Well alright so you do have me beat. I will give you that. But i have the advantage cause i grew up with PC's. You didnt. So that would make me the idiot. :grinning:

Just kidding. We are not idiots since we can at least figure out 90% of what we are trying to do.
 

Ex_Brit

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Considering I was using WebTV this time 5 years ago....I think I've learned an awful lot!

I never saw even an electronic calculator until my final year in high school, let alone a computer, although we did go on a school visit to the National Physics Lab in the U. K. to see Eniac...LOL
It occupied an entire room, used about 10 kilowatts or more and broke down with regularity and couldn't even match your pocket calculator for speed.

One achievement that most Americans aren't aware of is that Britain had TV as long ago as 1922, but WWll sort of scotched it's expansion/development. The first thing I ever saw on TV was Queen Elizabeth ll's Coronation.

Memories....sigh!!
 

mqudsi

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Wow..... I saw one of those computers in a museum, but am way too young to have seen it as a real thing.. I wonder if IBM's Big Blue is that big?

.....But what Mak said is right - that "Idiot Outside" doesn't really apply to anyone I've seen online! (well..... maybe SOME people, but no one here :grinning:). It's for the people that can't tell the start button from the clock and think Microsoft Paint is a portrait of a blank wall.

"Rich Hall computer assistance; may I help you?"

"Yes, well, I'm having trouble with WordPerfect."

What sort of trouble?"

"Well, I was just typing along, and all of a sudden the words went away."

"Went away?"

"They disappeared."

"Hmmm. So what does your screen look like now?"

"Nothing."

"Nothing?"

It's a blank; it won' t accept anything when I type."

"Are you still in WordPerfect, or did you get out?"

"How do I tell?"

"Can you see the C: prompt on the screen?"

"What's a sea-prompt?"

"Never mind, can you move your cursor around the screen?"

"There isn't any cursor: I told you, it won't accept anything I type."

"Does your monitor have a power indicator?"

"What's a monitor?"

"It's the thing with the screen on it that looks like a TV. Does it have a little light that tells you when it's on?"

"I don't know."

"Well, then look on the back of the monitor and find where the power cord goes into it. Can you see that?"

"Yes, I think so."

"Great. Follow the cord to the plug, and tell me if it's plugged into the wall."

"Yes, it is."

"When you were behind the monitor, did you notice that there were two cables plugged into the back of it, not just one?"

"No."

"Well , there are. I need you to look back there again and find the other cable."

"Okay, here it is."

"Follow it for me, and tell me if it's plugged securely into the back of your computer."

"I can't reach."

"Uh huh. Well, can you see if it is?"

"No."

"Even if you maybe put your knee on something and lean way over?"

"Oh, it's not because I don't have the right angle it's because it's dark."

"Dark?"

"Yes, the office light is off, and the only light I have is coming in from the window."

"Well, turn on the office light then."

"I can't."

"No? Why not?"

"Because there's a power failure."

"A power....... a power failure?.... Aha, Okay, we've got it licked now.

Do you still have the boxes and manuals and packing stuff your computer came in?"

"Well, yes, I keep them in the closet."

"Good. Go get them, and unplug your system and pack it up just like it was when you got it. Then take it back to the store you bought it from."

"Really? Is it that bad?"

"Yes, I'm afraid it is."

"Well, all right then, I suppose. What do I tell them?"

"Tell them you're too friggin stupid to own a computer."
 

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Rotfl
 

Sarge

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Imao, Guru !!!!

Cheers Guru
!!!


 

Sarge

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#19
Me and my ex girlfriend, I was trying to explain something to her :smile:
Maybe someone will not be lazy to read it :smile:


My Everything says:
the name of my antivirus programme is AntiVir
Sarge aXa says:
yes yes I got it
My Everything says:
yes
Sarge aXa says:
is it free or commercial?
My Everything says:
I think I got it for free
Sarge aXa says:
ok, are you sure it is updated?
My Everything says:
it reminds me every 3 days to do so
Sarge aXa says:
and are you doing it?
My Everything says:
yes
Sarge aXa says:
good
Sarge aXa says:
is that all you have of antivirus software?
My Everything says:
as far as I know
Sarge aXa says:
ok...
Sarge aXa says:
now I would like to tell you someting about viruses... that little things CAN NOT destory your computer so you would have to buy a new one, however, they can delete some of your data or slow down your system or make it unsable
My Everything says:
thats bad enough
Sarge aXa says:
if something like that happeneds, you format your hard drive and install windows xp on it again
Sarge aXa says:
do you have Windows Xp cd?
My Everything says:
I dont have the cd anymore
Sarge aXa says:
how's that.. anymore?
Sarge aXa says:
where is it?
My Everything says:
I lost it
My Everything says:
I moved two times since I have the pc, it's lost
Sarge aXa says:
oh...
Sarge aXa says:
did you get it for free too?
My Everything says:
I dunno
My Everything says:
my father did everything when I got the pc
Sarge aXa says:
was it in DVD box or cd box?
My Everything says:
was it even there? could it be that it was on the pc all along? uhm...and I didnt even have a cd???
Sarge aXa says:
so.. you never had xp cd?
My Everything says:
I dunno... thats what I try to remember
Sarge aXa says:
nevermind... I can get it for you... do you have CD writer?
My Everything says:
what thing?
Sarge aXa says:
the cd rom that writed cds
Sarge aXa says:
writes
My Everything says:
what is 'write cds'?
My Everything says:
(I'm a hopeless cas)
My Everything says:
casE*
Sarge aXa says:
I mean when you put data on cd
Sarge aXa says:
no you are not
My Everything says:
errr...something like nero???
Sarge aXa says:
that's a program
Sarge aXa says:
and do you have cd rom?
Sarge aXa says:
dvd rom?
Sarge aXa says:
that thing where you put cds in computer
My Everything says:
I dont get it.... I have a cd with which I installed nero...uhm
Sarge aXa says:
did you ever put mp3 songs from your computer to cds?
My Everything says:
you mean the thing I push a little button and the it opens and I put the cd into it?
Sarge aXa says:
yes
My Everything says:
ah ok
My Everything says:
yes....uhm...who does not have this?
Sarge aXa says:
well some people doesnt
Sarge aXa says:
can you find "CD RW" sign on it?
Sarge aXa says:
or just "RW"
My Everything says:
I think they are both dvd thingys.... there is some dvd sign on them
Sarge aXa says:
ok...
My Everything says:
I have two btw
Sarge aXa says:
is there RW sign?
My Everything says:
ah, yeah, on the first...it was hard to see, for it's black
Sarge aXa says:
ok... click right click on any folder... go to "send to" and see is there a dvd rom?
My Everything says:
DVD RW drive
Sarge aXa says:
YES
Sarge aXa says:
:smile:
Sarge aXa says:
GREAT :smile:
My Everything says:
u-huh :tongueout:
Sarge aXa says:
you're doing great:smile:
My Everything says:
haha... I'm a lemming
Sarge aXa says:
no
Sarge aXa says:
okay.. we have that... now
Sarge aXa says:
do you have any important data on your computer?
My Everything says:
lots of
Sarge aXa says:
like..?
My Everything says:
for me at least
My Everything says:
or do you mean REALLY important data
My Everything says:
not music and such
 

Ex_Brit

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LOL...groan