Wednesday, November 19, 2014

I have a big fat GRIPE ……


Against YAHOO mail!  For a month or more, I’ve been having lots of problems with this account.  I’ve Googled about it and thousands are having problems too.  Today more mail disappeared out of my email box.

I’m not the computer geek.  DH was that! 

I then switched over to gmail, but can’t use that account as my primary account for blogger!  I went to my bellsouth acct. and that sends me right to Yahoo mail.  I am very discouraged and aggravated!

Can any of you give me some tips as to what to do?

Grumbling ~ FlowerLady

P.S. Link to my last post about flowers, etc. posted this morning.

Rain, chilly temps, roses, flowers, hearts


lil red hen said...

I hear you! We can't send an email! "They" tell us our server might need to be "configured" :( We aren't very computer savy so will have to wait until 2nd daughter comes to see what she can do. Sometimes I get fed up with electronics :)
Hope you get it all worked out!

the Goodwife said...

I'm sorry you are having trouble with yahoo! I actually use my gmail account with blogger. I haven't had any trouble with yahoo, but then again I don't use it too much because I get so much spam in there! I'm sure one of your readers will be of help! Have a wonderful evening. :)

Terra said...

Oh dear, now I will look at my yahoo mail; I hope it is all there and that your mail returns.

Julie said...

I use GMail as my primary acct for Blogger. It is all Google. GMail is Google Mail. They work together well. Good luck!!!

Teresa Schubert said...

I don't know why they would tell you that you can't use GMail as your account with blogger, because I do, just letting you know. I'm no computer whiz either, hope you get it figured out.
sugar, spice and whatever's nice

Annie said...

Sorry I can't help...but I hear your frustration!

Gary said...

Good morning Lorraine,
I have blogger linked to my AOL email, and it has never let me down (yet). Having said that, because Google and Blogger appear to be becoming friendlier, I can't do some things on blogger when accessing the internet through AOL, and so have to use Google Chrome. All these different names eh? When did life become so complicated? I hope you get sorted.

Carol- Beads and Birds said... can definitely use gmail with blogger. They are the same company and work the best together.(You cannot HAVE a blogger blog without a gmail account and if you ever delete gmail your blog goes too). I suspect that your issue with gmail is in your blogger settings. Perhaps you have your yahoo mail address set as your notification address. You may want to look into it. If you need help, email me and I will reply with a step by step so you can check it out.

xx, Carol

gld said...

I have both and have had no problems with either.

Hope you get it figured out soon.

Morning's Minion said...

These things become so frustrating--time wasted with problems not sorted. I had trouble several months ago when my primary email account [msn] was hacked. I set up a gmail account and changed my blogger contact to that, although I consider it an inactive account as far as actual mail.
Some of these issues I keep working at until I get it right, purely by accident, I suppose, so I then can't describe the process.

KathyB. said...

I understand your frustration, but can't help at all. Don't let this ruin your day though, dang computers !

Betsy Adams said...

HI, Sorry to hear about your problems with emails... I wondered where you were since I haven't seen you on my blog lately... I don't know what to tell you about your email. We are Mac people and haven't had any problems... Wish I knew how to help you.. Hopefully someone else can help.

Love your flowers --and love the Crepuscule Rose and Louis Philippe... Gorgeous. We are 'rose-less' now --until May!!!! Sniff Sniff.


Lemon Verbena Lady said...

Yes, I agree with those that say you can use your Gmail account, FL! I had to use it instead of hotmail (or Outlook) when I was hacked. So I'm pretty sure that you can use it. Wish I was there to help you. Hope you have figured it out! xo from LVL and The Herbal Husband

Ilene Jones said...

I also have gmail as my blogspot notification address. I hope you get those issues resolved. I'm lost, too, with many of the problems one can have with technology and I don't have anyone to help me. I do a lot of question-asking in the Google searchbar. There's almost always someone that's having the same problem and lots of times I can find a fix in the reply that they get. When I got back into my blog yesterday, I kept getting an error message and some of the functions wouldn't work. Through Google (Blogger was absolutely NO help), I found out that Explorer doesn't work well with Blogger and it was recommended that I download and use Firefox as my browser. I did that, I like Firefox better, anyway, and had it on my old computer. No more Blogger error message. Sheesh.

Do you go to to get your emails or does it load into something you have on your computer? I always go to the .com addresses to get my mail because if my computer crashes, I lose my address book and any mail I've saved. I can get on the .com address from any computer and pick right up where I left off, though.

Hey, I notice something's wrong with the Rockwhisperer link that you have on your sidebar. I think it's the old, old address that was just "". Try going in there and deleting that one and then you might want to add me in as "" and you should be ok.

I haven't decided if I will start blogging again, but I might, and that way it'll show any new posts on your sidebar instead of people being taken to some gaming site or whatever that is that's there now, which I don't know but what that might not be a very safe thing for folks to do. Hugs, Ilene

M.K. said...

I'm a computer dummy. I do use gmail, and it seems to be all tied up with blogger and everything else -- you know how the web is! Sorry for your troubles! I've never used Yahoo.