Friday, November 13, 2009

Trust Me, Computers Can't Be Trusted

It all started when I learned that my Sony Ericsson phone can send and receive e-mail if I set-up POP and IMAP. Huge e-mail providers like Gmail, Yahoo! and Hotmail has this option for the convenience of their users. I enabled the POP and IMAP on my e-mail accounts and set up my phone. Viola! I can now send and receive e-mail on my cellphone.

But it didn't end there, I also got curios on how will I use the Microsoft Outlook on my computer. I thought it will keep all my incoming e-mail messages from my three different e-mail accounts since I have three e-mail accounts. Yes, I have three active e-mail addresses; ----@e-mail.ph for different website notifications and sites where I subscribe to newsletters (facebook, friendster, multiply, etc.), -------_--------@yahoo.com for jobs, work, school and chat (most people I know uses yahoo!) and ---------@gmail.com for personal use (strictly for receiving and sending direct e-mail messages from direct people I know, you know what I mean).

Just earlier I once again opened the Microsoft Outlook. Later, when I opened my Yahoo! Mail. I noticed something was wrong.. I was horrified to find NO message on my inbox. I felt my legs were shaking as I was trying to figure out what to do. Those messages are very very special to me. I created my Yahoo! Account back in 2003. All messages GONE. I was devastated. I really truly literally cried.

I got very angry and tweeted:


Then minutes later, this message pops out.

Error #14:

Method: BatchExecute FAULT: Server.InternalError DESC: SOAP-ENV:Client.ClientRedirect.SessionIdReissueReissuing session IDaa.mg2.mail.yahoo.comhttp://aa.mg2.mail.yahoo.com/ws/mail/v2.0/soap?m=BatchExecute&appid=YahooMailRC&wssid=.SSICsWaF2B VER: 2.4.0 Build:211.6 10/22/2009 05:20 PM HOST: cg19.c2.mail.re1.yahoo.com CBK: { "showToColumn":false, "imageBlocking":"0", "hasPersonalAddress":false} REQ: { "url":"http://aa.mg2.mail.yahoo.com/ws/mail/v2.0/soap?m=BatchExecute&appid=YahooMailRC", "urlparams":{ "wssid":"vkwfkXOUV.0"}, "mthd":"POST", "enc":{ "prototype":1}, "headers":{ "Content-Type":"application/x-www-form-urlencoded; charset=UTF-8"}, "postdata":"http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/envelope/\" xmlns:xsi=\"http://www.w3.org/1999/XMLSchema-instance\" xmlns:xsd=\"http://www.w3.org/1999/XMLSchema\" SOAP-ENV:encodingStyle=\"http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/encoding/\"><SOAP-ENV:Body>BatchExecute xmlns:m=\"urn:yahoo:ymws\"><call><call>all>BatchExecute></SOAP-ENV:Envelope>"} HTTP: 500 Internal Service Error HDRS: Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2009 02:05:17 GMT Age: 0 Transfer-Encoding: chunked P3P: policyref="http://info.yahoo.com/w3c/p3p.xml", CP="CAO DSP COR CUR ADM DEV TAI PSA PSD IVAi IVDi CONi TELo OTPi OUR DELi SAMi OTRi UNRi PUBi IND PHY ONL UNI PUR FIN COM NAV INT DEM CNT STA POL HEA PRE LOC GOV" X-Antivirus: avast! 4 Connection: keep-alive Server: YTS/1.17.15 Vary: Accept-Encoding X-Antivirus-Status: Clean Content-Type: text/xml; charset=utf-8 RESPONSE: http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/envelope/"><SOAP-ENV:Fault>SOAP-ENV:Client.ClientRedirect.SessionIdReissue<faultstring>Reissuing session IDfaultactor>aa.mg2.mail.yahoo.comhostname>http://aa.mg2.mail.yahoo.com/ws/mail/v2.0/soap?m=BatchExecute&appid=YahooMailRC&wssid=.SSICsWaF2B</url>Fault>ENV:Envelope>

I don't know what this Error #14 means but I thought everything will be back to normal when Yahoo! figure out or fix the problem. I ate lunch and took a break. I went back to the internet and still nothing, NO SINGLE MESSAGE on my Yahoo! inbox. Thank goodness I have set up my GMail's POP3. My GMail has a copy of all the old e-mails from my Yahoo!. But I still want Yahoo! restore all the messages that miraculously deleted, gone, VANISHED!

I happen to get the link where I can submit my request to restore my inbox. Here's the link:

Yahoo! Mail Restore Help Form


I already submitted my request and hope it will be fixed by Yahoo! team very soon or I will be down for days! :(
Too bad, I wanted to blog all about POP and IMAP to help other netizen but it seems like I have to figure out this one particular trouble first before I could help others.

Please pray with me for the recovery of my e-mails. Thank you!
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