Posted by: Loren Coleman on October 20th, 2006
During the last few weeks and finally coming to a terrible implosion on Wednesday, October 19, 2006, I have lost all my emails, all my email addresses, and all archived material that I was stupidly keeping stored in e-messages. In total, yesterday, I lost over 60,000 saved emails (the “good ones” collected during the entire time I’ve owned this computer – since 1999).
Lesson learned, of course. I have no one to blame but myself, but I could not make my computer email work or open or be “seen” on yesterday’s wacky Wednesday. I had to clean, clear, dump, delete, trash, and empty trash all day to get back online. I am sure I erased the emails myself to try to get back into a system that is old but has been reliable, even though I did not fully realize that was what was happening. When it finally worked and I got back online, everything was gone.
I need your help, directly, if you have emailed me recently. I have no one’s email addresses, as I said. I have no one’s recent or old emails.
If you sent along a cryptozoological request, ordered a book from me (backed up by PayPal), emailed me with an educational inquiry, shared a photo (please no attachments yet), obtained a possible media interview time or promised one, requested a speaking engagement, promised me money, I have no records of any of those. But I can’t email you; no addresses. My emails were my “memory.”