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14 years 6 months ago #1994 by Nancy F
I have been trying to receive an e-mail for three days now.. no matter how long I leave the connection I just can't seem to get it through... now I have another 3 messages banked up behind it.. I've tried to delete the lot but that doesn't work..

Is there any way to delete just this one GIANT e-mail??? I'm on Outlook on dial up (that's probably half my problem) .. is there anyone out there who knows how to do this????

I kind of want to know what it is so I can growl at the sender but if I could just get rid of it I would be happier...

Nancy

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14 years 6 months ago #66999 by Birman Babe
Nancy, happens to me as well and I go into my Paradise Webmail (nothing to do with Outlook, you access via internet) & delete the "monsters" before they block up my systems....who is your server ???

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14 years 6 months ago #67003 by Nancy F
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Clear

Nancy

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14 years 6 months ago #67005 by grannie Mary
Go into your server & delete it from there

Mary

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It empties today of its strength."

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14 years 6 months ago #67011 by Birman Babe
https://webmail.clear.net.nz/
You will need to have your username/password on hand to access.
You should have done this when you first set up your Clear account.
When you get in, you can read/delete/reply to mail from there.

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14 years 6 months ago #67029 by beedee
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the other thing to do is go visit some one with broad band and access it there.. you will of course need to get into your account, but you can get to see what the effort was all about then notify all folk to only send you mini funnies

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14 years 6 months ago #67034 by GrantK
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Using the Web Mail provided by some ISPs, you have the ability to BLOCK all further mail from that sender.

We have one person who persists in sending us unwanted offers etc in spite of several attempts to Unsubscribe and 2 complaints to the Anti-Spam watchdog set up recently by the government. To be honest, they are a total waste of time as they never even replied to the 2 complaints I lodged.

So, having set this particular person to BLOCK, all their e-mails go into the SPAM folder without me having to do anything at all [8D]

Maybe Clear have a similar function in their Web Mail [?]

I use Xnet who provide this very handy service :D

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14 years 6 months ago #67092 by Toast
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I have a similar problem but don't need to delete or block the large emails. The funnies are great but with dial up they're very slow & I sometimes really need to access the ones behind them in the queue. Can I do this?

On Friday I was about to leave for a horse show at which I was the stabling steward; checked emails as I was running out the door & there were three coming through, the first was really huge according to the note on the bottom of Outlook; I knew the next two were from competitors. I ended up waiting nearly two hours & finally got the ones I wanted. Would have loved to adjust the order of the queue. How can I do this? I'm with inspire.

Sometimes it says the email coming is really huge & I expect something with five minutes of video, plus music etc but when it arrives it's a half page email with one line in red.

Thanks.

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14 years 6 months ago #67096 by Birman Babe
I dont think you can adjust the order of the queue, mores the shame!
I know with Paradise I can delete but the message stays there with a line drawn across it. Its stays like that unless I press Purge deleted, then it disappears but I have never tried to look at an email which has just had the line across it..will give it a go next time I have the need to go into Webmail..

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14 years 6 months ago #67124 by Isla
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Set up an Outlook mail rule in the mean time, which says "where the message is more than size" and then "do not download it from the server" or "delete it from the server", whichever you prefer. Then at least you'll be able to get the other ones. You can remove the rule again whenever you like.

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14 years 6 months ago #67181 by GrantK
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quote:Originally posted by Toast

I have a similar problem but don't need to delete or block the large emails. The funnies are great but with dial up they're very slow & I sometimes really need to access the ones behind them in the queue. Can I do this?

Isla has made an excellent suggestion there which should take care of the problem automatically. Later on though, you would need to remove that rule in order to have the large messages downloaded.

In some ways it is easier to go into Web Mail so you can see what is in the queue and deal with it appropriately. Usually there will be another folder such as DRAFTS where you can move the large messages into until such time as you get around to downloading them.

Moving messages into another folder is almost instant with Web Mail, whereas anything that involves downloading the messages first is going to take some time.

There is another more High Tech. way around this whole problem, which I have recently started using:

- Xnet provide IMAP support on their mail servers
- This lets you view the headers of all messages BEFORE you download them
- You can also Delete and Purge them from within Outlook Express WITHOUT needing to download them
- Now I leave the last month's messages on Xnet's server including INBOX, SENT ITEMS, DRAFTS etc so I can easily pull up any message I have sent or received within the past month no matter whether I am at the farm, in Auckland or out on the road somewhere

IMAP is the way of the future for e-mail. It leaves POP3 for dead and once you have used it, you wouldn't go back.

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14 years 6 months ago #71888 by Toast
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What is the webmail address for inspire customers?

I'm going to have a go at viewing the queue when I've got big stuff coming in & want to download the smaller more urgent ones first.

Thanks.

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14 years 6 months ago #71890 by Kiwi303
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I never use desktop mail, solely and entirely webmail.

Then again I only have Yahoo and Hotmail these days, but even back with WAVE i only used their webmail service. I loathe Outlook.

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14 years 6 months ago #71920 by GrantK
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quote:Originally posted by Toast

What is the webmail address for inspire customers?

This appears to be the one:

http://webmail.inspire.net.nz/

Cheers,
Grant.

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14 years 6 months ago #71924 by MikeCollett
it is a really good idea to get into the habit of using webmail in addition to your local mail programs. here are three reasons i use it;
1 - i find at least 2 emails a week in the webmail spam folder that are genuine. that means lost sales if i dont pick them out.
2 - i blitz the spam that makes it thru the filters so it doesnt bog down my machine.
3 - i can see my emails, and reply, when i am visiting freiends/relatives overnight. it also means i can keep an eye on them when at work (shhh!) and have made a few sales because i can respond quickly :-)
4 - oh yeah, i can also see when the other half has turned on the computer and is most likely on trademe!!! (the mail dissapears out of the webmail inbox)
i love outlook as it connects so easily with my database to help manage my email. from my database i create folders, send emails automatically filled in with sales details ('yes, i am sure that i gave you my bank details correctly') and an automatic notification that their parcel is on the way, i can drive customised mailouts/news letters from queries. the rules isla mentioned helps me shunt emails to appropriate folders as well. the notes are awesome as well. that is where i keep all my notes, things to do lists and at work it is where i keep all my code snippets and web addresses. the scheduler at work also has significant events (wifes birthday, anniversary, hospital appointments, wifes birthday, wifes birthday etc) so i dont need to remember, i mean dont forget them.

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