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Lost e-mail inbox

by Mollygordon / November 26, 2004 5:19 AM PST

I downloaded from an American friends e-mail the programme 'Incredimail'. My inbox was automatically transferred to it on membership. I sent a couple of e-mails then a warning came up to say a worm had been detected. I cancelled the Incredimail programme and therefore lost all of my 'inbox' with photos of kids & friends & everything! Checked my recycle bin & it's not there. Anybody any clues? My e-mail is BT Yahoo and runs with Windows XP on a Dell Dimension 2400 and I'm a novice as you've probably guessed!

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Re: Lost e-mail inbox
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / November 27, 2004 12:07 AM PST
In reply to: Lost e-mail inbox

You might be better off asking this question in the Windows XP forum. This is the Macintosh side of the house.
Having said that, try going back to the Incredimail program ( I do miss spelling that correctly) and see if you can recover any of your mail. I assume you have current Anti Virus software with Up to date Virus definitions. Take a look at the Yahoo account and see if there is anything left in that In Box. Stuff for a new program/new account does not normally get moved from one place to another, it normally gets copied. Chances are you may find your stuff back there on Yahoo.

Hope you do, good luck

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Re: Lost e-mail inbox
by Mollygordon / November 30, 2004 10:32 PM PST
In reply to: Re: Lost e-mail inbox

Sorry I posted the problem into the wrong section. Bit of a novice at this! My stuff isn't on Yahoo and my McAfee virus detector doesn't recommend the Incredimail installation. Any more clues?

Thanks very much for your time


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Re: Lost e-mail inbox
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / December 1, 2004 8:58 AM PST
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Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but as the Incredimail program is not available for the Mac it is unlikely that you will be able to get any help in this forum.
You would be better off asking your original question again in the XP/Windows section.
My best advice to you, given that you have had all this trouble, is to throw your Windoze machine out the window and buy a Mac.
Whatever you decide to do, good luck


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Re: Lost e-mail inbox
by Mollygordon / December 1, 2004 6:51 PM PST
In reply to: Re: Lost e-mail inbox

Thank you!! Don't think I'll follow your advice though!! I've had a reply from a Windows anorak so who knows!!

Thanks again

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