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    • #332841
      PADemD
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      A Google bombshell last week gave users a great reason to quit Windows 10. Now serious new problems mean millions of Gmail users might want to join them.

      Reported by both Windows Latest and MSPowerUser, Gmail users are discovering that Microsoft’s Windows 10 built-in Mail client is deleting their emails and/or sending them to spam automatically. One user described their experience:

      “I have been facing an issue with the Windows 10 Mail app linked to a Google account. I have noticed that when I respond to emails, the email I send disappears and cannot be found in sent items, outbox, bin, spam, or anywhere actually. The disappeared email cannot be found on gmail’s web interface either. It appears that it is automatically deleted and erased from the server.”

      06/30 Update: following the significant escalation of this problem (it has spread into Outlook as well as Windows 10 Mail – see update below), Microsoft has contacted me. The company confirmed that it recognizes the increase in user reports and that it has now started an investigation into the issue. Understandably, Microsoft was unable to provide a timeline for a fix. Given the workarounds users have discovered (guides below), I would be hopeful that this can be mitigated quickly. The only potential snag is if the cause also comes down to a behind-the-scenes change at Google, because cross-company collaboration tends to take more time. Whether the emails lost by Gmail users can be recovered, remains to be seen, but the good news is action is now underway.

      https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2020/06/30/google-gmail-serious-problem-deleted-emails-spam/amp/

    • #332864
      jbnw
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      It’s a Microsoft bug, not a Gmail bug.  I’m happy that I use my Gmail account through the Gmail web page rather than trust Microsoft —

    • #332868
      retired liberal
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      Microsoft has seen their day in the sun. Linux and Apple have better for some time.

      We are an arrogant species, believing our fantasy based "facts" are better than the other person's fake facts.
      If you are wrong, it will be because you are not cynical enough.
      Both major political parties are special interest groups enabling each other for power and money, at the expense of the people they no longer properly serve…
      Always wear a proper mask when out and about. The life you save could be both yours and mine.

    • #332871
      Mr. Mickeys Mom
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      MS this and that and what you have is something that sucks because of him.

      Hell, no... I'm not giving up...

    • #332873
      Satan
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      still the best email client on either side of Earth’s crust. No phone app yet, but who in Hell’s name wants to write emails on their phone??

      "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable". - John F. Kennedy

    • #332912
      Snort McDork
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      For Windows users (or as Hobbit puts it Win-doze):

      I'm Snort McDork and I approved this message.

      "I like birdy num-nums"

    • #332918
      Satan
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      If memory serves me correct, Vista was probably the last version of Windows released by Microsoft when Gates was in charge. Windows 7 was pretty much Steve Ballmer’s baby, and credit where it’s due, that was probably the best version of Windows overall…. which is why so many mortals kept using it as long as they could get away with it.

      The current CEO, Mr Nutella (or whatever his name is) seems a little too determined to make Windows 10 look like Android – from the ridiculous animated tiles in the Start Menu, to the ads, spyware, and tracking built 666 different ways into the retail version of the operating system.

      Windows 10 is now 5 years old, believe it or not, and it’s still the most unstable, error prone operating system that Microsoft has ever released (at least for those who don’t know how to keep it in check, and frankly “end users” shouldn’t have to know how to do that).  By now I was hoping Bill might have gotten fed up and taken his company back. Not that he needs the money of course, but just as a matter of pride, worried about his “legacy” or whatever.

      "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable". - John F. Kennedy

    • #332975
      David the Gnome
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      Is that, at least in my experience trying it out a few years ago… It really isn’t terribly user friendly for your average person.  The overwhelming majority of apps, games and so on and so forth, are designed for windows – and a lot of them, as i understand it, are hard to properly convert for use with Linux.

      I may give it a try again at some point as i really like the concept/s behind Linux, but… I am not sure I really hace the tech knowledge and skills to use it as I do my current Windows 10.

      Yeah, microsoft and Windows suck in a lot of ways – but unless something has dramatically changed, Windows is still all that the majority of users (who aren’t techies/programmers, etc.) will know how to use.

    • #332979
      Satan
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      It’s about as “user friendly” as an operating system gets. I’d actually say it’s MORE user friendly than Windows 10 (see my previous comments about all the dragonshit that end users shouldn’t have to worry about with that OS)

      The Linux Mint installer makes it easy to split your hard drive so you can keep Windows and have a “dual boot” system, if you have any apps or games that are totally Windows dependent. Depending on what your daily “Windows” software is though, it’s probably available on Linux directly, or there’s an equivalent that works just as well.

      https://linuxmint.com/

       

      "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable". - John F. Kennedy

    • #332982
      David the Gnome
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      @satan

      I might give it a shot later – especially with the dual boot.  I’ve got a SSD with 500g and an external HD with 2 GB.. But file transfers on that one are slow.  Had to open up the pc for some cleaning the other day and looked around for a spot to put a second internal drive.  Didn’t find one.

      I could go with a partition or something maybe…

    • #332983
      retired liberal
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      The more adventurous use it for writing documents and spreadsheets. Linux works better than Windows for that. Much better
      Occasionally I like an adrenaline rush inducting game of Solitaire. I took the Solitaire from a XP machine (2 files) and put it on a Linux Mint machine. Using WINE, it works great.
      I have found Linux Mint is the easiest to use and configure. And updates are quick and simple. No more 30 minute or more updates and required reboot.

      We are an arrogant species, believing our fantasy based "facts" are better than the other person's fake facts.
      If you are wrong, it will be because you are not cynical enough.
      Both major political parties are special interest groups enabling each other for power and money, at the expense of the people they no longer properly serve…
      Always wear a proper mask when out and about. The life you save could be both yours and mine.

    • #333007
      Red Cloud
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      coming this July 15th as an upgrade. If it looks good, I’ll stay. If not maybe give Mint a try.

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