To All JAILers and other key
Trying to coordinate our two
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the handling of our email
traffic is going to be irregular for a while until we get our two computers
coordinated. Some of you may be getting duplicates, or other irregularities.
There'll be delays even more than usual for time being. We have gotten a second
computer, thanks to those who contributed for that purpose. It's an upgrade from
the existing computer and it'll be the "Master" and the existing one the
The problem right now is that we aren't able to get the
two operating together with the same files. When new emails are brought in, only
the computer bringing them in receives them, but not the other. For now, Ron
wants new emails brought in on the Master only, so I can't work on current ones
on the Slave computer that I'm using. My main objective is to clean up old ones
anyway. The other problem is that the address book on the new computer is
all mixed up and has to be straightened up. That's going to be time consuming
because we have so many names to go through. After loading our lists from the
Slave computer to the Master, in checking the Master, we find that the totals on
each list differ between our two computers. Why? We don't know yet. We'll have
to wait until the weekend when both of us are here together to try to straighten
things out. I don't know how much success we'll have.
Probably the most frustrating thing is not having the
computers coordinated so both of us can work on emails from a common filing
system and address book. What I do in my computer should be reflected in the
record of Ron's computer, and vice versa. If I delete something, or file
something, that action should be shown in Ron's computer. We have a "network
cable" installed but that doesn't seem to help bring the two computers together
in operation. Ron is making inquiries to try to find out how to correct this
problem. He says "What in the world do other large operations do when they
receive thousands of emails daily? Our needs can't be unique. Rush Limbaugh says
he receives about 30,000 emails daily. Certainly they aren't handled from a
single computer or multiple independent computers! He must have quite a few
operating from a joint database and common email system."
So for the moment, in order to take 3 steps forward,
we're having to take 2 steps back. I say that inasmuch as we do have a second
computer, but it's just nice to look at right now. Once we know how to get them
jointly operational, we'll have what we need. Meanwhile the emails are building
up daily and we're not able to take care of them like we want to, and must do.
We ask that you bear with us while we go through this
frustrating period. If anyone comments about "What's happening with JAIL's
email, or with Ron" please let them know we're in a temporary "holding pattern."
We don't know how soon we'll come up with a solution, but Ron is diligently
working on finding it. We appreciate your patience.