Email Fail

| England, UK | Extra Stupid, Technology

(A customer has called during our peak morning hours. As all our technicians are busy, he leaves a message saying he cannot log in to his computer. I phone the customer, who is out on the road.)

Me: “Hi, [Customer]. It’s [My Name] from [Company]. I understand you can’t get into your computer?”

Customer: “Yes. I go into my emails and it doesn’t work.”

Me: “Okay so you can get into your computer but not your emails?”

Customer: “Yes.”

Me: “Okay, so it prompts you for the password but won’t log in?”

Customer: “That’s right.”

Me: “Unfortunately you have to speak to [Email Provider] as they host your emails. I have no access to their systems.”

Customer: “Ah, okay. Do you have a number for them?”

Me: “Certainly, it’s—”

Customer: “Can you email it to me?”

Me: “…”