Do you suffer from zombie email? Listen and learn as our Tech Woes email pros once and for all slay the zombie email.
comes out in force every Halloween season. Specifically, email keeps downloading itself repeatedly onto your computer. Whenever this happens, your email is packed with duplicates, and it slows to a crawl. Some people would say that that this behavior is a function of POP email. Also, they would say to convert to IMAP instead of POP, to fix the problem. Clearly, they do not understand the nature of zombies. Specifically, I would use a baseball bat, from the leading zombie reference source.
Following is a transcript
of a person suffering from zombie email and a vandalously unhelpful tech support person. As is my policy, I have changed the names to protect the guilty. Any resemblance to real life situations is purely coincidental. Or is it? Perhaps, it is a little bit of both. I hope you enjoy my goofy attempt at geek humor. I welcome you to express your opinions and share your frustrating experiences in the comments below. If you enjoyed this post, please feel free to share it with others. Thank you for stopping by. Craig Herberg
Unhelpful tech support guy: Technical support. How may we humiliate you?
Unsuspecting tech woes victim: I think I have Zombie email. Can you help me?
Unhelpful tech support guy: You have what?
Unsuspecting tech woes victim: Zombie email. It keeps downloading itself.
Unhelpful tech support guy: I can fix that.
Unsuspecting tech woes victim: I’m listening.
Unhelpful tech support guy: Log in to your email server and set up forwarding to yourself.
Unsuspecting tech woes victim: Huh? That doesn’t sound right to me.
Unhelpful tech support guy: Are you questioning me? I’m technical support.
Unsuspecting tech woes victim: I’m sorry. You are so wise.
Unhelpful tech support guy: That’s more like it. Believe me, this will work.
Unsuspecting tech woes victim: Thank you so much. You make it so easy.
Unhelpful tech support guy: Thank you for the kind words and for calling technical support, where a stupid answer is only a phone call away.