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Thread poster: NR_Stedman
NR_Stedman  Identity Verified
Local time: 23:30
French to English
Dec 12, 2008

I received a job offer this morning on my Blackberry via my gmail account. I accepted and when I got back to my office I opened thunderbird to download the email with its attachment. No email appeared. I opened gmail and there was no letter there either. The email had even disappeared from my blackberry! I rang the agency to check that I hadn't been dreaming and they confirmed that they has sent me a job.
Has anyone else experienced vanishing emails or any idea about what might have happened

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sivtufte  Identity Verified
Local time: 23:30
English to Norwegian (Bokmal)
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I had one go the other way around... Dec 12, 2008

I finished a job, zipped it and sent it - with Outlook.
It didn't come trough for almost a week. The worst part about it was that I was so busy at that point, that I failed to check with the client if they got the mail. They also spend time proofreading, so it didn't even strike me that they hadn't recieved it.

I had no suspicion whatsoever, until I suddenly got the copy that I had sent to my other E-mail account, 6 days too late. (Ironi isn't it, I send myself a copy to make sure I know that everything is just fine - as I just upgraded my Outlook to the latest version. It fails me... And I STILL don't think of it.)

Needless to say - I got red hot, then cold, then I sweat and panic. I sent the mail again, from my other account. 6 days late. As if that would save the day! What could I do?
Why didn't they call me, mail me or try to get in touch??? - I had 2 full days of horrible thoughts about Outlook, Microsoft, my own uncredible neglect and more - and searched for what the cause could be. I never found out just what happened, and just had to let it go. The client asked for a different translator.
Am I pissed of? Oh yes.
But there was no valid excuse - and I just had to deal with it.

Still, I don't trust Outlook. I was told, not long ago, that if the formatting is not plain text - Outlook may resist sending it. But - a zipped file??? I still can't believe it.

That's my story, " the Phantom delivery failure mail..."

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Tomás Cano Binder, CT  Identity Verified
Local time: 23:30
Member (2005)
English to Spanish
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So I was right.... Dec 12, 2008

...for not having a Blackberry! Aha!

(Sorry. I just could not help it. Good luck with the research!)

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