On my list of things to never do with your PC, I can add another one today: Compressing emails. My outlook express comes up to me every once in a while and asks me if it can compress files. I usually say "yes" then because I don't see a problem with it. It's supposed to keep things compact, it's there to stop the ongoing "slowing down" process of the computer (this is like global warming, you can't seem to stop it, only postpone it), so why would you not allow it to just go on with what it advises you to do?
I just checked my emails again and I was surprised. First I thought there was a new message, because it seemed so unfamiliar to me. Strangely, it didn't open, I got this screen that I get when I have an internet explorer open but the page doesn't load. So the message was not available?! "Hmmm", I thought, and looked at the date. It was 2008. What? The last message on my outlook is from 2008? Why? Is the order mixed up? No... I can click on different things but all the emails I have here are from 2008. In the other menu I can see all the messages I sent, and they are up to date, but the emails I received after some point in 2008 are now all gone. Why?
This must have to do with the compression process, because it's the last thing I did last night before I left my email account. What's going on? I also checked the trashcan on my desktop. It had some email-related files. Not knowing what was going on, I said "restore" and it asked me if it was supposed to replace existing ones with the same name. First I said "no" to that, but when nothing happened that changed anything to the better, I said "replace all", but there is still no change.
I never asked my email account to delete all my emails from 2009 up to now. But thanks anyway, you stupid piece of shit! I will never compress emails again.