What is the proper response when you've just sent out an email invitation to a regular social group because it's your turn to host, and immediately one of the members replies-all to your email in order to publicly "correct" you. Only they're actually wrong. [more inside]
posted by hush
on Sep 9, 2014 -
I have a primary and a secondary gmail adress. The first address is firstname.lastname@example.org, the secondary address is email@example.com. I have been using both for years. Since a couple of weeks, people cannot send me email onto my secondary address. I have tried it myself, it says "Technical details of permanent failure:
Account disabled" [more inside]
posted by Omnomnom
on Sep 2, 2014 -
Can you explain this odd spam email? It seems to consist of quotes from random Wikipedia articles. [more inside]
posted by lewedswiver
on Aug 26, 2014 -
I am looking for another free/cheap web mail app that I can use to contact the ten people I normally correspond with. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by craniac
on Aug 26, 2014 -
I'm working with someone (outside of the US) who is getting a series of harassing emails to her GMail account. The abuser is sending from a number of addresses, and is thus hard to identify or block by account. Is there a way to get GMail to block mail by IP address? Filters don't seem to do it, and I doubt reporting the abuse to Google will get a response. Other solutions would also be appreciated (yes, I am talking to her about potentially using other services). Thanks!
posted by gusandrews
on Aug 15, 2014 -
Are there any iOS apps or desktop Mac OS apps that play nice with gmail's tabbed inbox? I realize some do priority inbox, but that's not what I want. [more inside]
posted by modernnomad
on Aug 14, 2014 -
My club's Constitution (written in 1934) requires that members be notified of proposed changes by mail. I would like to send a notification via email rather than postal mail and am looking for any legal precedent (preferably in New York State) showing that the legal definition of mail in this case would include e-mail. [more inside]
posted by robverb
on Aug 14, 2014 -
Let's say I need to send some personal data (e.g., full name, DOB, SSN, address history, etc.). I already know I should never transmit that information via email, but why?
What are the risks, and where and when do they occur? At what point(s) during transmission is the info in that email in danger? Hit me with every worse-case scenario you can think of. [more inside]
posted by schooley
on Jul 30, 2014 -
The typical craigslist apartment ad in Boston might have (in addition to the craigslist anonymous email) a broker's corporate email, a corporate phone, or a cellphone. What is the most effective endpoint to deliver inquiries to, and at what time should it be done? [more inside]
posted by tintexas
on Jul 30, 2014 -
I need to pull out just the Sender, Subject, Date, Time info from an email archive. Any way to do this easily? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Gotanda
on Jul 24, 2014 -
Is it possible to set an importance flag on my email using the standard Android mail app? [more inside]
posted by Chrysostom
on Jul 23, 2014 -
I use Hotmail. A business partner sends me a meeting scheduling message, I'm not sure what they are whether it's an Outlook thing, but they have the time and date of the meeting, along with "Accept", "Decline" check boxes. The trouble is the time's wrong. [more inside]
posted by storybored
on Jul 22, 2014 -
I write a newsletter for an environmental nonprofit and would like to modernize it. Right now we print a simple PDF and then straight-up email said PDF to electronic subscribers. Our subscription list is managed by Excel and yours truly. MailChimp seems great but I haven't seen examples that have long articles. This isn't a marketing campaign -- it's more like a very short newspaper or magazine. How can I take a content-heavy (4-6 articles, anywhere from 350 to 800 words each) and send it out electronically in the most efficient and practical way? [more inside]
posted by breccia
on Jul 21, 2014 -
I'm considering moving our small business to Office 365 Small Business Premium primarily because its email and sharing capabilities kick ass. Our current email provider runs Exchange (we mostly use Outlook Web App). Is using Outlook the easiest way to migrate email and contacts to Office 365 SBP? [more inside]
posted by Foci for Analysis
on Jul 15, 2014 -
Hey guys. So I'm trying to determine how far I've flown over the past five years; I'd like to search my Gmail account for every flight confirmation, but the results are terrible--it seems like the search is bringing up all kinds of unrelated emails. Does anyone know of a better way to do this? Thanks!
posted by Aanidaani
on Jul 11, 2014 -
I regularly flake on email responses-- both personal and professional. (I have all the comorbidities you'd expect: ADHD, perfectionism, perpetual writer's block, mild social anxiety, introversion, disorganization, procrastination/avoidant tendencies.) I'm starting a new job and need this particular behavior to stop forthwith. Short of completely overhauling my whole effed-up executive function, is there an ironclad system I can implement to ensure that every single one of those emails gets answered punctually? [more inside]
posted by Sockinian
on Jul 11, 2014 -
We need a system to let subscribers manage their own email preferences and category subscriptions. We have 23 categories to select from and would like the email recipients do that for themselves. A good example of such a page is at https://adage.com/help/emailprefs
Sendgrid is great, but they can only do a general subscribe/unsubscribe, not a category.
We use MailPoet at the moment.
Any ideas anyone?
posted by bright77blue
on Jul 9, 2014 -
Is there any sort of official documentation about not sending duplicate emails if the same email address appears more the once on the To/CC/BCC lines? [more inside]
posted by gatorbiddy
on Jul 8, 2014 -
I'm helping a non-profit organization that gets dozens of inquiries a day distribute the workload among a number of volunteers (around 70). I wanted to use Google's Collaborative Inbox
for this, as it allows multiple users to respond from the same email address, mark message status (complete, requires response, does not require response), and assign messages to a particular user.
The crucial feature it lacks is automatic assignment to particular support volunteers based on keywords or email address received from (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org goes into the same inbox as all the others, but is auto-assigned to the volunteer who specializes in metalworkers). What alternatives to Google Groups are there for this scenario? Free options are ideal, but we have a budget in the tens of dollars a month if required.
posted by wobdev
on Jun 26, 2014 -
I have a Gmail account, and I use Mail. I am signed up to a listserv. I get most of the emails sent to this listserv in my inbox, but some of them get spam-filtered and sent straight to junk. [more inside]
posted by dumdidumdum
on Jun 18, 2014 -
In the wake of recent events (left out as this isn't a partisan question, but yes, you all know what I'm referring to), I'd like to contact my elected representatives to urge them to enact and support specific changes to current US laws & policies. I've casually contacted representatives before, usually through canned twitter or emails through various petitions & other party-line websites, but I've never engaged more because I was never sure just how effective it would be - particularly when I am contacting an official who has the opposite viewpoint from mine. So my question is: what is the most effective way to use my time in contacting local and state officials to communicate my views on certain issues? [more inside]
posted by AthenaPolias
on Jun 10, 2014 -
Some really horrible stuff was going down at work. I took absolutely no part in it, and even acknowledged that it may not be legal. I did this all over email, and even received responses back acknowledging this. I was explicitly threatened that if i wasn’t going to be a part of it, then i was to “forget about it or lose your job”.
So recently, they all got busted. And like a bunch of cowards, they all blamed it on me. And because I’m the low girl on the totem pole, it looks like I might have been the one doing all this stuff (without ANY proof). But I have proof! [more inside]
posted by katventures
on Jun 10, 2014 -
Daughter's (21) boyfriend (of 7 months) has made edits to her social media accounts to block her (long ago) ex-boyfriend, without her permission or knowledge. What should I advise her?
I did look for previous questions (snoop, email, etc) but couldn't find relevant questions.
posted by b33j
on Jun 9, 2014 -
I want to fly through my email. GTD/Zero inbox style. Trouble multiple accounts including .Mac, gmail and Gmail for business.
I thought I found a desktop client - MailPilot for OSX - but it's just not doing well enough (it's development is too slow.)
Meanwhile, I hear that you can be super clever with Gmail - More inside! [more inside]
posted by filmgeek
on Jun 8, 2014 -
A while ago I had a different email address and I received a couple of emails from someone saying that they owed me money (which they did). But I deleted the email account a while back. (I know- stupid.) I eventually reinstated the account, but obviously all the old emails are gone and now this person is claiming I never lent them money. I thought ok- I'll just use the emails as evidence, but oops.... I forgot I no longer have those emails. :(
posted by olivetree
on Jun 5, 2014 -
I'd like to discuss examples of good and bad HTML email marketing with a group. Sure I can go into my inbox and find a few mailers that different retailers have sent me, but are there any sites that track the best (or worst) in class for current email marketing? Finding it hard to Google this as I end up with a lot of HTML tutorials. This "Email Design LookBook 2014
" is probably the closest I have found, though ideally I'd like to have URLs or high res full screenshots, not a Powerpoint slide.
posted by skylar
on May 16, 2014 -
I have 3 registered .com names that are used strictly to generate personal email addresses. My current registrar has hiked pricing and now only offers 10 box "business" email package. Much deceptive song and dance selling in this market!
Anyone happen to know of a registrar that will provide 5 boxes accessible individually via POP3 without hosting an a website for the domain??
posted by randiana
on May 15, 2014 -
I have had an AIM.com email account (That's AOL Instant Messenger -AIM, for all you young folks) since 1999. It is brain dead simple email service, which is why I have kept it so long. It doesn't try to reorder your messages or roll them up into streams. I know, I am a Luddite. But in the past two weeks AOL has reset its DMARC policies to do with alias spoofing and now all my email is being rejected by major carriers like Gmail. Reason being, my address is email@example.com, and the outgoing server is at AOL.com. I have poked around the site for awhile, but can't find any obvious fixes. I wrote to AOL.com, but have not received a reply yet. Has anyone else faced and fixed this problem?
posted by eaglehound
on May 12, 2014 -
I need to send out a distribution of a PDF file, such as a lesson series. Each subscriber to the lessons gets the next article in the series each week. New articles are regularly added to the bottom of the list, keeping the series going. But newly added subscribers need to start at the top of the list of lessons. [more inside]
posted by skypieces
on May 1, 2014 -
Should I give up looking for email addresses of everyone (5) that interviewed me today and just send the thank-you to the one I have? [more inside]
posted by tippy
on Apr 30, 2014 -
I want to have a non-gmail/slightly more professional address for my freelance work, so I'm planning to buy a domain. What companies would you recommend for a) buying a domain and b) hosting the site? I just want to have one page with a background photo, a line of text, and a link to my email. Is Squarespace worth it, since I don't know how to build the page myself?
posted by three_red_balloons
on Apr 27, 2014 -
Will switching home ISPs solve my spam problems? I have my own consulting business, and work from home in the East Bay. I have one employee who also works from home, but she lives in SF. I have an issue with my outgoing email when sent from my house (but not my phone when it isn't connected to my home wifi or from my laptop when i am elsewhere): it often bounces back as having "spam content", goes into my clients' junkmail folders, or just disappears.
This used to only happen with one client, so I just assumed it was the fault of their IT folks, but now it's happening a lot. [more inside]
posted by Ignatius J. Reilly
on Apr 18, 2014 -
IMAP is supposed to be able to preserve message state information across clients. So why is it that my email read/unread states aren't transferring from my Macbook to my iPhone? [more inside]
posted by capricorn
on Apr 14, 2014 -
I'm in an emergency email situation. I need to transfer all of my gmail (but company based) emails (100,000 maybe?) to somewhere separate and secure. Quickly, and cost doesn't matter. [more inside]
posted by meerkatty
on Apr 14, 2014 -
Email filter: I've had trouble for the last couple days with bouncing emails. It's just been to a couple email addresses (that I really need to send things to - NOT SPAM) and I don't understand why. I've googled, seems like sometimes IP addresses just end up on blocklists, however - I use gmail, so what gives? What? Why? How do I fix it? How long will it last? [more inside]
posted by mooza
on Apr 8, 2014 -
How the heck do you get outlook.com (previously hotmail.com) to preface the text of emails that you're replying to with a ">" in the first column? This is a simple ass feature that makes email conversations a heck of a lot easier but how do you turn it on?
posted by storybored
on Apr 7, 2014 -
A few days ago I was searching for an email in my Gmail inbox and entered the email address of the person I knew it was from -- let's say firstname.lastname@example.org. I don't know what I did wrong during this very mundane occurrence, but ever since then "email@example.com" has been aggressively filling itself in on google-related search boxes in Chrome, preventing me from using Google effectively. How can I make it stop? [more inside]
posted by ootandaboot
on Apr 3, 2014 -
I'm returning a work laptop and want to delete a personal email profile, including all the emails. First I want to back it up. Since I can't restore anywhere first, I want to be completely certain I have something I can restore. [more inside]
posted by lockedroomguy
on Apr 3, 2014 -
At work, I can digitally sign and encrypt emails using digital certificates on my ID (and a card reader attached to my laptop). It integrates decently with Outlook and Acrobat. It's 2014. What are my PKI options for personal use? [more inside]
posted by QuantumMeruit
on Mar 27, 2014 -
I'm looking for a new home for three IMAP inboxes. Each one should be able to handle up to 10-15 GB of stored mail. I want a reliable long-term service that is supported by fees rather than ads. [more inside]
posted by alms
on Mar 12, 2014 -
I help manage a small nonprofit that regularly sends out batches of emails notifying people of upcoming opportunities. Either we're experiencing an upward trend in flakes, or some of our messages are being flagged as spam, or banished to a gmail tab. Looking for pragmatic solutions for increasing our (suspected) delivery rate. [more inside]
posted by Jack Karaoke
on Mar 5, 2014 -