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Oh Email Address, I just can't quit you

I just got married! Yay! And I wanted to change my email address to reflect my new name. But that is turning out to be difficult. [more inside]
posted by Lizlemondrop on Jan 6, 2014 - 8 answers

How to make Thunderbird mark all new messages as read?

I recently started reading all my email on my smartphone. I still want to download every message in Thunderbird on my Mac (to archive it), but I don't want to manually mark everything as read after downloading it. Is there a way to either disable the "unread" flag, or auto-mark all new messages as read when they are received? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Jan 5, 2014 - 4 answers

dumped by email. Wrote a response. Send or not send?

I was in a relationship with a girl for 3 months. In the final weeks she became increasingly distant, but assured me that it was only because she was stressed out and depressed and we were good. We spent Christmas together, then the day after she dumped me by an email that was full of bullshit . We talked for a bit after she sent the email, where I never said anything I would regret but only that it was unfair how she handled it. And I said I wasn't angry. [more inside]
posted by atetrachordofthree on Dec 29, 2013 - 35 answers

How To Close Yahoo Mail account???

Wanting to close my Yahoo account. How would I do so and save all past e-mails.
posted by goalyeehah on Dec 26, 2013 - 5 answers

When to follow up about following up?

I met an old classmate at a party recently and would like to reconnect. I emailed her about asking her to hang, but I've gotten no response. What next? Social anxiety-colored snowflakes abound. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 23, 2013 - 8 answers

Help me find a fix for this weird MS Outlook 2010 sent items issue?

Recipients in my Outlook “sent items” folder, despite having the exact same email address, can have any one of 4 forms of displayed email address, which makes sorting by sender and date a real pain, as Outlook sees each recipient as entirely distinct / separate, despite them actually having the exact same address. See inside for example of what i mean... [more inside]
posted by kev23f on Dec 17, 2013 - 6 answers

Transferring Gmail data to a new account

On Dec 31st my primary email, which I've had for almost 15 years, is converting from a free service to one with an outrageous annual fee! I need to know if there is a way to transfer all of the emails and their attachments to another email address. [more inside]
posted by dgaicun on Dec 12, 2013 - 7 answers

.... But I don't want to share by email....

My Nexus 4 phone (running Android 4.4) has started insisting that when I want to share a page via Chrome, I HAVE to do it via email. I've tried resetting defaults in Chrome and email, and uninstalling the updates, but it still keeps insisting if I want to share, I have to do it via email - whereas before, it'd allow me to decide which service to share to. Any idea what else I can do ?!
posted by almostwitty on Dec 9, 2013 - 4 answers

Really Good Newsletters?

Maybe I am just old-school, but I really enjoy getting well-curated newsletters in my e-mail inbox. My favorite is NextDraft, and I also enjoy Harper's Weekly Review, The Quartz Daily Briefing, and Quora's newsletter (that is apparently customized to my activity on their site). What do you look forward to seeing in your inbox on a regular basis?
posted by shotgunbooty on Dec 9, 2013 - 12 answers

HATE HATE HATE new Yahoo mail

I have been using yahoo mail for at least 15 years. I liked it, worked just fine for me. The new format (which only showed up on my desktop; my i-pad's yahoo mail format has not changed) is frustrating, annoying, and not to my liking at all). Is there any way to go back to the old format? What (free) email server is most like the "old" Yahoo mail? I know everyone has their own favorite e-mail provider--what YOU like or YOU are used to. I know that G-Mail is probably the most popular provider these days, but I am not looking to be sold on your personal fave--I just want to know which provider is the most like the OLD yahoo, which is what I personally liked and was used to. I would particularly like to hear from former Yahoo users who switched to something else after this recent change (or, wishful thinking: figured out a way to use the old format). Thanks!
posted by Lylo on Dec 7, 2013 - 18 answers

Web based option for Active Sync / Exchange email reading?

My company uses Exchange for email. Since they block POP and IMAP access for security reasons, I cannot use Gmail (or Google Apps) to read my email. They do support Active Sync, so Apple Mail and Outlook both work fine. I would prefer a web based option, as close to gmail as possible. Are there any other options out there for me? [more inside]
posted by kdern on Dec 3, 2013 - 7 answers

I need a link that articulates email spoofing

I have a aunt-in-law who has been forwarding me junk emails she has received from a random email address with my name as the title. I've tried to explain to her that this is likely a junk from her computer's infection, not mine. Can someone send me a link that explains how that works in a simple way for someone of her limited understanding?
posted by miss tea on Dec 3, 2013 - 10 answers

Colorblindness Coping: Colorblindness & Windows 7

The nut of the question/problem is this: When I use high-contrast mode in Windows 7, people are receiving emails from me where the text is blank. Is this because windows 7 changes the font to white for me to see it, and then emails that same font to users who have white backgrounds? How can I fix this? I really don't want to ask for special software accommodation at work. I'm private and would really rather just fix it on my own and move on. Snowflakes abound inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 3, 2013 - 6 answers

I need to send an email to ~1500 people. How do I do it?

I'm launching a Kickstarter campaign tomorrow, and I have around 1500 people to email. How do I do this simply? I'd like the emails to come from my personal gmail address (and not DONOTREPLY@Mail1000.com or something), and if possible, I'd like to customize the emails such that they refer to each person by name (I have everyone in an excel file at the moment). If relevant for potential software/plugin solutions, I have a Mac and a Wordpress site on a good server.
posted by sdis on Dec 2, 2013 - 13 answers

SMTP Failure

I am trying to do some household computer work for my dad, and his email problems are giving me a fit. Can you, o wise metafilter, help me? [more inside]
posted by China Grover on Nov 27, 2013 - 9 answers

How do I send an encrypted email with attachments from gmail?

I know there are a variety of options out there, but I'm having a hard time sifting through the information myself. [more inside]
posted by snarfles on Nov 14, 2013 - 7 answers

Writing a letter of recommendation via email: in body or as attachment?

A question about writing letters of recommendation. Specifically, when the letters are not hand-written and snail mailed, but are emailed instead. [more inside]
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints on Nov 14, 2013 - 12 answers

How can I turn my Google inbox into an excel document and process it?

Over the last year, I've had a contact form on my website with a checkbox for "Notify me when your book is done." My book is done and I'd like to email them. Around 1200 people used my contact form, and ~800 people clicked that checkbox; how do I get all of their email addresses into an excel spreadsheet? [more inside]
posted by sdis on Nov 11, 2013 - 15 answers

Getting IMAP on Outlook.com to Work

I expected that when Outlook.com (not the MS Office app) went to IMAP that I could delete an email while viewing on my smartphone and it would be gone when I looked at my account on my computer. But it's not working that way at all. I wrote to Microsoft but, ha ha, never heard back. I searched online but didn't find out anything that answered my question. So I'm coming to all of you. If it helps I have an iPhone and use Macs for my computers.
posted by Taken Outtacontext on Nov 4, 2013 - 14 answers

Can't determine if this is a fraudulent email or not...

I received an email at ~4:30 PM (EST) from a @ucia.gov email account. It was in regards to a scholarship program from the CIA to which I had applied, stating that they had liked my online application, and wanted to learn more about me. The problem is that I can't determine, given what I'm looking at, whether it's fraudulent or not. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 3, 2013 - 20 answers

Email weirdness: Prelude to a scam?

I've got two strange emails in a row where someone is using my email as the contact to set up accounts. Could this be some kind of scam? [more inside]
posted by Diablevert on Oct 28, 2013 - 10 answers

Online Email with Seperate Read Only Access

Is there an online email service that allows for multiple access accounts? I would like to give family/friends read-only access to my email, especially while traveling to help keep tabs on bills or urgent messages. Also this would allow for slightly more security while reading email from internet cafes. The simpler the better, but a POP service may work.
posted by garboils on Oct 27, 2013 - 7 answers

Sending personalized attachments with Exact Target - possible?

I have a client who uses Exact Target, and they have asked us to look into a project they would like to do. They have a database of 5,000 names they would like to send an email to, but they want to include a PDF for a $200 coupon in each email that has the recipient’s name on it. So in essence, they would be sending 5,000 individual PDFs, not one universal document. Is this something that is even remotely possible?
posted by starvingartist on Oct 24, 2013 - 3 answers

desperate for competent Web Hosting Provider

Asking for a friend ... I need recommendations for a web hosting provider who handles listservs as well as website hosting. I’m the administrator for a professional association which has a WordPress website and a group email list. [more inside]
posted by intermod on Oct 21, 2013 - 5 answers

Email current page as attachment?

I need a bookmarklet, preferably, that will send an email with the current page as an attachment -- not just the link, the actual file. Bonus if you can pre-specify the email address (or otherwise make it 1-click). [more inside]
posted by tintexas on Oct 19, 2013 - 9 answers

Does perfect email exist?

I want out of Gmail/Yahoo/Hotmail and the like with their ads and control of everything in my online life, but I still want all the excellent email functionality: lots of space/storage, powerful search/organization, strong spamcatchers, great usability and reliability, etc. I'm willing to pay a small fee for such excellence. Any suggestions? Thanks!
posted by Josephine Macaulay on Oct 15, 2013 - 12 answers

MX Servers / DNS Zone File question

I have a domain name hosted by GoDaddy. For a year or so now I've not had a website, I've just had some DNS settings which 1) routed my email to gApps using MX records and 2) allowed me to use Jabber through the domain name by pointing the XMBB [more inside]
posted by dance on Oct 9, 2013 - 5 answers

Getting more data from an email address?

I've inherited a list of approximately 5000 email addresses from people who subscribe to a quarterly newsletter. I only have their email addresses, nothing else. Most of the email addresses are from their work/company/school and the rest are generic ones (Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, etc). I would like get more information from these addresses, such as first name, last name, job title, industry, country, etc. Of course, from some emails, I can already figure out their name and company, but would like to have this done automatically and also add more data, such as industry. Can the hive recommend a service that would allow me to do this quickly? I don't need to have all of the information, just as much as possible. I'm willing to pay to have it done. Thanks!
posted by JiffyQ on Oct 9, 2013 - 4 answers

Daily digest for passive research on multiple topics...

I want to track a variety of topics passively using services on the interwebs. Google Alerts, RSS Feeds, and IFTTT are not solving the problem (or rather, I am not sufficiently solving the problem with them). Help me use available services to get to this promised land. [more inside]
posted by milqman on Oct 8, 2013 - 6 answers

What's a good email checking-and-handling program for Windows?

I use Digsby for checking a bunch of old and secondary email accounts on my Windows system, but that program seems to be defunct and several email accounts no longer work with it. Anyone know a good alternative? [more inside]
posted by aerotive on Oct 4, 2013 - 10 answers

Where can I get announcements of iOS jailbreaks?

I am interested in being alerted if and when jailbreaks to iOS 6.1.3/4 and iOS 7 are released, but I have no interest in the daily news about jailbreaks on the legitimate sites like iphonehacks.com or developers' twitter accounts. Is there an RSS feed or email service that will alert me if and only if a legitimate jailbreak is released? [more inside]
posted by crazy with stars on Oct 4, 2013 - 3 answers

Google apps email sharing between coworkers. Difficulty Level: MSOutlook

Like most impossible things, it seems like it should be simple. Basically trying to figure out a way to do project management via email with Outlook which is syncing from Google apps via MAPI / Google Apps Sync. I get an email, I put it into a folder, which then gives my colleague access to read and respond to that email in the same folder, and vice versa. Can it be done? All the juicy details inside. [more inside]
posted by sxtrumpeto on Oct 2, 2013 - 1 answer

Shouldn't have snooped, feeling anxious: Part two

I find myself in exactly the situation of this recent poster, with one difference: My girlfriend knows that I snooped but hasn't confronted me, and I haven't confessed. What now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 27, 2013 - 23 answers

Someone used my email address to order a cell phone. What to do?

This morning I got an email requesting confirmation for ordering a phone through QLink Wireless, which provides government-subsidized phones to low-income individuals. I didn't order this phone, and have no need to, thankfully. But what should I do about it? [more inside]
posted by Cash4Lead on Sep 20, 2013 - 9 answers

Help me understand SPF - the email kind, not the sun kind

I'm seeing neutral/softfail errors on our SPF info on remote email servers - how do I correct this? [more inside]
posted by dukes909 on Sep 20, 2013 - 4 answers

Help Me Change My Outlook on Outlook

If my work email inbox changes, even slightly, my anger meter goes immediately to 10, and I spend entirely too much time being grumpy and fussing about it. How can I reframe these annoyances as opportunities for zen and personal growth, instead of a blood rage that leads to ultimately futile quests to have everything exactly the way I want it? [more inside]
posted by redsparkler on Sep 18, 2013 - 13 answers

Gmail emails deleted?

Why do some of my emails in my Gmail account no longer exist? [more inside]
posted by lewedswiver on Sep 14, 2013 - 13 answers

We're Not Spammers, Honest

My company's email domain has apparently been triggering spam-blocking filters at other companies sporadically for the last several months. We're not in the habit of sending out spam emails, so I need to find a way to uncover where any spam is coming from, stop it, and get ourselves off of whatever blacklists we're on (preferably without paying unreasonable ransoms for the privilege). [more inside]
posted by Starling on Sep 14, 2013 - 9 answers

Adding a photo to my work Gmail signature?

I am trying to edit my work Gmail signature so that a small photo of me appears on the left with my name and contact information next to the photo on its right. [more inside]
posted by michellenoel on Aug 30, 2013 - 7 answers

Why is her verizon email not arriving at other verizon addresses?

(For a relative.) For a few weeks, any time she sends email from her @verizon.net email address to another @verizon.net email address, the mail does not arrive. Incoming mail is fine, and sending to non-verizon addresses is fine. What gives? [more inside]
posted by BWA on Aug 30, 2013 - 6 answers

I'm dating-challenged and dropped the ball. How I do pick it back up?

Over last weekend I spent a whole bunch of time with a lovely woman--dinners, picnics, walks, wine under the stars etc. These weren't explicitly dates, but it all seemed pretty romantic. At the end of the evening on Saturday and Sunday we had these awkward pauses when my insecurities and my desire to--give a goodnight kiss? Express my attraction? Or something--were warring. I don't know what she was thinking but it was awkward on both sides. Now I won't see her for a month. Do I email her and explicitly say that I'm interested? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 26, 2013 - 25 answers

What was this contact reminder program?

A while ago, I came across a handy little program/script, which I think worked roughly like this: you give it a table of various friends' names and how often you want to stay in touch with them, and at appropriate intervals it will give you a "hey, you haven't emailed Jeff in 3 months" type reminder. [more inside]
posted by pont on Aug 24, 2013 - 4 answers

I can haz gmail?

Please explain Google accounts to me like I'm a child. [more inside]
posted by yawper on Aug 19, 2013 - 10 answers

Help me deal with the large amount of work e-mail I send/receive each we

Help me deal with the large amount of work e-mail I send/receive each week. [more inside]
posted by JPowers on Aug 13, 2013 - 11 answers

"If You Knew What I Know About Email, You Might Not Use It"

Lavabit's Ladar Levinson was recently quoted as follows: "I'm taking a break from email. If you knew what I know about email, you might not use it either." Why would Levinson warn other people off using email? He's not just saying, "Be careful how you use email," but, "It's probably a good idea not to use email at all. I'm taking a break from it myself." [more inside]
posted by paleyellowwithorange on Aug 13, 2013 - 20 answers

I Need a New Email Client

So, Google just forced me to use their new compose interface, and I hate it. So, I guess I want a new email client... [more inside]
posted by The Blue Olly on Aug 13, 2013 - 9 answers

Help me solve some workflow difficulties.

I'm encountering a few workflow difficulties for which I feel sure there are more elegant solutions than what I've come up with so far. I am trying to coordinate and communicate with a group of volunteers more efficiently, and also track my work hours better. [more inside]
posted by toots on Aug 13, 2013 - 6 answers

How much does it energy does it take to store a terabyte of data?

On average, or an educated guess, how much energy does it take to store a terabyte of data? I don't mean how much does storage cost. I want to know what the environmental impact of a terabyte of data. [more inside]
posted by Nanukthedog on Aug 9, 2013 - 13 answers

Handling work communication with people who don't answer email?

How do introverts handle communication in environments where the receivers do not value email or consider it worth replying to? I find tracking people down to ask questions and make requests face-to-face or over the phone very disruptive to my work pattern (intense concentration for long periods of time) and very inefficient. I would much prefer to use email since I would consider this far less disruptive to both my workload and the recipient's workload. They can answer at their leisure, but I still expect an eventual answer if I ask a direct question (even if it's "I'm too busy to answer at the minute"). [more inside]
posted by teselecta on Aug 9, 2013 - 20 answers

In general, do you answer personal emails?

Not talking about spammy or long rambling missives, just the kind that says "thinking about you. Here's a little news, what's up with you these days?" [more inside]
posted by Gusaroo on Aug 6, 2013 - 46 answers

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