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  • Jancis Robinson
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  • Jancis Robinson
28 Jul 2005

Hardly fine wine news this, but I have just returned from 2.5 days researching bouillabaisse with Nick in Marseille to find that Outlook Express appears to have eaten the 115 messages that awaited me - downloaded them but they failed to appear on the screen - plus every single message received since 19 nov 04, many of which are highly relevant to the next edition of the Oxford Companion to Wine.

Firstly, please re-send any message you sent to me since early Tuesday morning. If I seem discourteous in not replying, this why.

Secondly, has anyone any experience of this phenomenon with OE and can you suggest any possible recovery techniques? I have Windows XP.

To contact me, either click on 'Contact' at the bottom of any page or click here, and then, as usual, choose either General Enquiries, or Your Turn, if you're a purple pager and wish your message to be published, or Subscriptions if you have a query about your membership of purple pages. 

Thanks very much in advance.

29 jul: Fellow email junkies may be intrigued to know that withdrawing the drug has been an eerily calm and peaceful process. Instead of having to respond to 115 emails, all I had to do was ruefully agree that Julia Harding MW was right to suggest that I should have saved all my OCW emails in a separate folder. I do hate being proved wrong.