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Gmail archive clean-up. Difficulty level: Gmail account = 10+ years old.

I just used the Unroll.me free service to unsubscribe from a ton of newsletters and clean up my inbox. It was awesome, but it's only for subscribed newsletters. I want to clean All Of The Email, not just Inbox email, and for the most part delete it. What else can I use to spring-clean my archive? [more inside]
posted by onecircleaday on Feb 12, 2016 - 8 answers

email enigma - mystery message

I've recently been getting an email message which appears to be dated 12/31/69, but has "no sender," "no subject," and "no content." The first couple of times I just deleted it, but now it pops back in almost simultaneously with the deletion, so that my mail icon chronically shows at least 1 unread message. [more inside]
posted by mmiddle on Jan 29, 2016 - 6 answers

I need an online qualitative survey tool for a market research survey?

Is a tool like Survey Monkey suited to qualitative research? [more inside]
posted by jacobean on Jan 26, 2016 - 11 answers

Getting hotmail to accept emails from my domain

Short version is, I can't send any emails to hotmail users unless they've emailed me first. The mail logs show that the mail was delivered though (queued for delivery). I've contacted them and they were no help - just the standard form responses about unsubscribe links etc - except we're not sending junk mail. This is just a person sending an email to another person. [more inside]
posted by missmagenta on Jan 13, 2016 - 7 answers

Can I distribute scans of an out-of-print journal?

A few years ago I submitted to and was published in a quarterly journal of essays. The journal is still published, but has since changed its focus and the issue I was published in is out of print and no longer for sale. A foreign student found my name on the contributors list and emailed me to ask if I could send him scans of the issue to aid his research for an essay he's writing. I want to help him, but what are the legal and ethical implications of doing so? [more inside]
posted by rensar on Jan 13, 2016 - 8 answers

Unfamiliar email in form autocomplete- how freaked out should I be?

I'm worried I've done something deeply stupid and potentially made my PC vulnerable. Full details below the fold. [more inside]
posted by Merzbau on Jan 5, 2016 - 3 answers

Forwarding email from Google Apps at the admin level

Is there a way to have an employee's email forwarded to another email in our business domain, at the admin level? Google Apps. [more inside]
posted by Zosia Blue on Jan 5, 2016 - 9 answers

Do I own my emails and attachments?

Does Gmail and GoogleDrive own your stuff like Facebook does? [more inside]
posted by human ecologist on Jan 1, 2016 - 7 answers

Opt in to a mailing list via a link

A good friend runs a business which is very different to mine, but with probably 80% customer overlap. She sends out a very popular e-newsletter once a fortnight. For a long while I've wanted to send an e-newsletter too, and it would be useful if the people on my friend's mailing list could be offered the opportunity to easily join mine. [more inside]
posted by dance on Dec 31, 2015 - 5 answers

I just started a job organizing people's email. I have some questions.

So, thanks partially to the response I received from a previous question, I've begun a sidebusiness organizing people's email inboxes: basically, helping people handle their email without getting overwhelmed, while also more generally helping with personal email/digital workflow. As this is somewhat of a unique project, I have two questions with not-entirely-obvious answers. [more inside]
posted by (The Rt Hon.) MP on Dec 30, 2015 - 9 answers

How to "picture-frame" e-mail correspondence as a gift?

Within my family, a professionally framed piece of paper, such as a diploma or an old 'artifactual' letter is sometimes given as a gift. In other words, framing a 'piece of paper' that has special meaning for the gift giver and recipient in a way that preserves it. This is straightforward for a single one-page piece of paper printed on reasonable quality paper. How can I do this with a set of really meaningful e-mails? [more inside]
posted by Doc_Sock on Dec 17, 2015 - 14 answers

Gmail/Thunderbird alternative?

I've been using Thunderbird a very long time. It's mostly great, but it's tied to my single work computer. The address book, complete with recipient photos; send messages; archived messages in a huge set of folders. What's a good web-based alternative? (Hint: not Gmail.) [more inside]
posted by 4midori on Dec 15, 2015 - 15 answers

How do I handle email overload when I can't block it out?

I was recently promoted to a new position at work. That's good! With it has come a surprisingly overwhelming flood of email that I have just not been able to stay on top of. That's bad. How do I manage an incoming stream of hundreds of (substantive) emails a day, when periodically ignoring it is absolutely not an option? [more inside]
posted by bowtiesarecool on Dec 10, 2015 - 8 answers

Polite professional phrasing for "bump"

I sent an email to someone with questions about a job listing they posted. Their reply said that the position is still open, but they are on the road and would write back next week. I replied "Great – talk to you then!" It is now six days later. I want to say, hey, are you back yet? but without sounding badgering or unprofessional. What's a good way to say this? This person and business is not formal, so formality is not necessary, just politeness and professional-style respect.
posted by ignignokt on Dec 10, 2015 - 21 answers

What's in a name?

Calling all nick-name and users of your non legal name. I've hit a snag. New work email at huge corporation has a legal name policy for email addresses and seeing my legal name all over the place constantly is making me a crazy person. Details below the fold. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 8, 2015 - 44 answers

Can I automate sending emails in Gmail one at a time?

I'd like to send the same email to a group of about 40 people, but instead of sending it BCC with me in the "to" field, I'd really like to send it individually to each person. Is there a way to automate this? [more inside]
posted by juniperesque on Nov 25, 2015 - 5 answers

How to email myself that I have a phone call?

I have a habit of muting my phone, dumping it into my bag, and forgetting that the phone has been silenced. I also spend a lot of time at the computer or using a tablet, so if I could just have the phone send me email, I'd know I had a call. I have an iPhone 6 with service from Verizon. [more inside]
posted by AMyNameIs on Nov 21, 2015 - 15 answers

How can i push out email signatures to all staff?

I want to frequently request/require a group of people to update their email signature for their business email (run on gmail). I also want to make it as easy as possible. [more inside]
posted by nkknkk on Nov 20, 2015 - 4 answers

Gmail is not grabbing my domain mail anymore

I have gmail set up to grab my domain mail and it has always worked well. I forced it to check once manually a few days ago and now it has stopped doing it automatically for hours at a time. How can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by soelo on Nov 12, 2015 - 5 answers

My mom's email got hacked. What do?

In September, my mom's email account sent out a bunch of spam to her address book. She sent out a "disregard that", changed her password, and we thought it was done. Then a couple of days ago it happened again. She is stressed out and I'm supposed to be the techy one in this family, so what do I tell her? [more inside]
posted by quaking fajita on Nov 12, 2015 - 7 answers

What to do with Nylas N1 email client?

I got Nylas N1 for Windows today. Looks pretty, seems cool for developers, but is there any way I can use it? [more inside]
posted by Joseph Gurl on Nov 4, 2015 - 1 answer

Stopping the email train

Thanks for your response! Sorry about clogging your inbox with gratitude. [more inside]
posted by knuspermanatee on Nov 2, 2015 - 14 answers

How should I send this cold call email?

How do you introduce yourself to someone by email when your resume may or may not have been passed on by two other people already? [more inside]
posted by glache on Nov 2, 2015 - 4 answers

Sudden Flurry of Spam

In the past hour, I have just gotten seven bizarre emails delivered directly to my inbox... [more inside]
posted by daikaisho on Oct 27, 2015 - 4 answers

iOS 9 "Message has not been downloaded" on IMAP?

Has anyone else had trouble with an iPhone running iOS 9 that is giving the "This message has not been downloaded from the server" error on a Cox.net IMAP account, not a POP account? [more inside]
posted by wenestvedt on Oct 20, 2015 - 2 answers

Sending an email to everyone who has ever emailed me (gmail)

I have a gmail account and want to potentially send an email to everyone who has ever emailed me (thousands of people). This is a one time thing, not something I anticipate ever doing again. Is there any way to do this? How would you go about doing it?
posted by 256 on Oct 9, 2015 - 18 answers

How to turn email subscriptions into RSS feeds.

I want to turn the email newsletters I subscribe to into RSS feeds, so I can receive them in my RSS reader, instead of my inbox. IFTTT doesn't do this. Does anyone know of another way?
posted by webgurl on Oct 6, 2015 - 9 answers

Recommendations for post-divorce mortgage communication?

I need a legally-enforceable, semi "public" method for my abusive ex to communicate to me evidence of his compliance with his legal responsibilities. We are in dispute over previously shared property but I have insisted on no contact and do not wish to enable my ex to contact me over any issue but the property. I don't want him to have my email address or that of an alias/other account in case he uses that address to send abuse, threats, or any other kind of unnecessary and unwanted correspondence. [more inside]
posted by LetticeLeaf on Oct 6, 2015 - 18 answers

need HIPAA-compliant email for billing service

A friend of mine is starting up a psychiatric billing small business and has asked me about email. I'm afraid I'm a bit out of my depth here. Can anyone recommend a HIPAA-compliant email provider that is not too expensive? [more inside]
posted by roosterboy on Oct 6, 2015 - 8 answers

My Job is Stressing Me Out. Help Me Survive It.

I work in digital publishing, mostly doing email newsletters, and the pressure and workload keep cranking up. I'm looking for something else, but I need help surviving in the interim. [more inside]
posted by SansPoint on Sep 28, 2015 - 17 answers

Lost in translation

Why are texts to an email address being diverted? [more inside]
posted by Red Loop on Sep 26, 2015 - 8 answers

how to combine Gmail accounts?

I have an Gmail account with an unprofessional-sounding handle—think Schnookums2318@gmail.com. I've been using this for far too long. Firstname.lastname@gmail isn't available, but firstname.middlename.lastname@gmail.com is, and so I took that one. How can I merge the two accounts, or otherwise transition from Schnookums to FirstMiddleLast with a minimum of trouble? [more inside]
posted by pipti on Sep 3, 2015 - 13 answers

Flood of Gmail "new address" notifications from spammy-named accounts?

I have an extremely common first and last name and was "lucky" enough to procure myfirstname.mylastname@gmail.com about a decade ago. I'm used to the normal problems this entails, but now I'm noticing a new one that puzzles me. [more inside]
posted by unknowncommand on Sep 1, 2015 - 4 answers

Ecard alternative?

How would you send a personal note that is more meaningful than an email, but not deep enough to warrant a hand written snail mail? Ecards seemed to fill this niche previously, but feel too dated and archaic for use now, especially for younger people. Are there any other alternatives?
posted by roaring beast on Aug 31, 2015 - 16 answers

User not able to get/send mail thru OS X Mail but they can w iOS Mail

Email server running Novell Groupwise... User(s) are able to read write w the iOS client, using "mobilemail.XYZ.edu" as the server. But... When I plug the same info into OS X's account info pane, I'm able to set up the account, but Mail.app can not seem to connect or sync with the mail server; it tries, but times out.
posted by disnchntd on Aug 31, 2015 - 4 answers

Someone used an old email to register a web site account. Next steps?

I just received two standard-looking emails from a legit-looking European Web site, one welcoming me to the site and the other asking me to verify the email address. I've received those hack-y "here's the password reset you requested" emails and just ignore those, but the welcome email included the username (the old email address) and password. What's the best way to deal with this? [more inside]
posted by Room 641-A on Aug 28, 2015 - 6 answers

Mysterious MacBook temporary spinning ball when attaching to email

I have a late 2013 MacBook Pro Retina which I recently upgraded to Yosemite. Ever since, when I'm trying to attach a file to an email (Gmail), when I try to click on the file in the finder window that opens, I get a spinning ball for about 8 seconds. Then it stops for a second or two, spins another second or two, and stops. I am then able to attach the file. This does not happen every time — sometimes (maybe one out of three tries) the attaching works correctly without hesitation. [more inside]
posted by beagle on Aug 24, 2015 - 11 answers

Saving Email to Text Document

I want to save all emails with a certain label in my gmail account to one big text document. How would you do that? I'm on a Mac (I assume I will need to use an email client app to do this).
posted by Quisp Lover on Aug 23, 2015 - 5 answers

How to write a "thanks but no thanks" email in a tense situation

A long time family friend has offered to put in a good word for me at his place of employment. Sweet! The problem: he and my mom were dating. More complications after the fold. [more inside]
posted by rollingdoughnut on Jul 29, 2015 - 27 answers

Verizon Blackberry sending my Gmail msgs from vtext.com

My brother just got a new Blackberry. (I know.) And a new phone number. He uses Verizon in New York. When he sends me a text, his messages come to my Gmail account as emails from [hisnumber]@vtext.com. Whyyyyyyyy? Please help make it stop. [more inside]
posted by ImproviseOrDie on Jul 28, 2015 - 11 answers

What is the most useful email in the world?

A while ago I came across a webpage where the author provided a short, one-line email to use in business situations where you are being ignored or not receiving a timely response. For the life of me I can't recall the exact wording of the message, nor the webpage. Ring any bells?
posted by sociology on Jul 27, 2015 - 3 answers

Archived emails read on Android still showing up as unread

This is a small issue but it's been bugging me. I use AOSP Email for Android (Motorola Moto X, Android 4.4.4). I like to go through and read and archive emails on my phone. But when I look through my archives on my desktop email program (Thunderbird), the messages I archived using my phone are there, but they are still marked as unread. [more inside]
posted by mcmile on Jul 21, 2015 - 3 answers

Hacks for timely responses to emails and texts

I used to be great at replying to emails and texts; now I am not. I need some ideas for methods to help me reply to people in a timely way. I could also do with some input into what is realistically considered "timely". [more inside]
posted by Ziggy500 on Jul 21, 2015 - 10 answers

Is getting people to sign up for an email list worth the hassle?

I run a small monthly arts event. We do publicity with posters and online through social media (no budget for buying ads) and also have an sponsorship with a local radio station to promote us online and on-air. When I say "we" I mean "me" because I'm the only one who handles all that. We have a website, Twitter, Facebook that I keep updated. But a few people have told me I should collect attendees' email addresses and keep a list and send out notifications that way. [more inside]
posted by emjaybee on Jul 20, 2015 - 21 answers

What is the best service for running a small mailing list?

I want to start a small mailing list to discuss a particular topic with friends - maybe ten people. I want this to be something web based, not something I run on my own server. I know Yahoo Groups does this. Are there any alternatives that you would recommend I use instead?
posted by Cinnamon Bear on Jul 19, 2015 - 8 answers

Spam solutions that avoid (silently dropped) false positives?

Sudden drastic surge in spam to my primary email address, that has lasted a month at the same steady intensity. Time for me to finally consider server-level spam filtering? The catch: my FIRST priority is avoiding false positives. [more inside]
posted by kalapierson on Jul 13, 2015 - 3 answers

Email hosting with NO SPAM PLEASE

In my quest to stay away from GMail's clutches, I've been using Polarismail to host my email for a few years now. They're great, except for one thing: the spam filtering, which used to be fantastic, is now completely awful. Help me find something better! [more inside]
posted by chrominance on Jul 12, 2015 - 13 answers

Why don't I get my forwarded emails?

I've been having trouble getting emails that are sent to my website address (ex jabo@jabobiz.com) and are then forwarded to my regular email. [more inside]
posted by jabo on Jul 3, 2015 - 5 answers

What should I do with my Gmail account and other people sharing my name?

There's at least one other person in the USA who shares my firstname, lastname combo. I signed up for my Gmail account 10+ years ago. It's firstname.lastname so it also works with out the ".". I've lately been getting more email intended for this other person. [more inside]
posted by ericales on Jul 2, 2015 - 22 answers

FormMail script and changing MX records

I'm pretty much a newb at low level email server stuff. But I have a client who has a an old online order form made using the formmail script. Today they suddenly had to change their email provider, so their MX records changed. Now the online order form no longer works. Here's what I've tried so far to fix this... [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Jul 1, 2015 - 18 answers

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