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Will Google 2 Step lock me out?

I have moved from Argentina back to the UK. Whilst there I set up my Google account with 2-Step Verification using my Argentinian phone number. Now back in the UK I no longer have access to that phone and as I unpacked I realised I threw away the notebook in which I jotted down the emergency codes in the move. Am I screwed? [more inside]
posted by jontyjago on Apr 18, 2014 - 2 answers

 

How do I make IMAP work for me?

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 - 5 answers

Emergency email transfer?

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 - 15 answers

Gmail message went to A Co-worker

I sent myself an important tax document as an attachment this afternoon, sending it from my corporate gmail account to myself at the same address. No one was cc'd or bccd. an hour later a coworker wrote me and asked: did you mean to send this to me? He had received my message and attachment... I checked my sent messages and found the message i sent to myself but nothing to him and he was not Bcc'd. How could this have happened? His name and mine are not close by the way.
posted by dougiedd on Apr 12, 2014 - 11 answers

Backing up my Gmail account

As part of a general digital cleanup (thank you, Heartbleed), I want to perform the long overdue task of backing up my Gmail account (with nearly a decade's worth of email) to my mac. I have two questions: 1) Is gmvault the only option? Is there anything more accessible to a user who hasn't used Terminal with any regularity in eight years, and even then wasn't very proficient using the command line? 2) If gmvault is the only option, or the most accessible option, can someone explain very clearly how to run it? I am unable to successfully follow the instructions on the gmvault website--they seem to assume that I'll intuit some necessary steps, when I actually need every step laid out for me.
posted by ocherdraco on Apr 12, 2014 - 13 answers

My Google searches are being invaded by an email address

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 invader@email.com. I don't know what I did wrong during this very mundane occurrence, but ever since then "invader@email.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 - 15 answers

Solutions for sharing contacts and postal address labels

looking for an online, cross-platform solution that will allow us ability to create both postal address labels and group email [more inside]
posted by lake59 on Mar 16, 2014 - 2 answers

Quality paid mail hosting service for three (3!) IMAP inboxes

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 - 7 answers

No Gmail on iPad

After a couple years of never seeing this, I try to load Gmail on an iPad2 (with the latest, fully updated OS), the blue, site-loading bar zips from left to right very, very quickly -- twice once in a while -- and the screen below the toolbar stays blank. Reloading gets nothing done. (I can get to Gmail just fine via the app, on my laptop, etc.) I've looked around a good bit, found no helpful information. Anyone know how to sort this? Big thanks for any help you can provide.
posted by ambient2 on Mar 7, 2014 - 6 answers

Emails to volunteers from nonprofit getting flagged as spam.

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 - 9 answers

How do I mark thousands of emails as read at one time?

I synced my Yahoo mail account with Gmail. Now Gmail displays thousands of unread messages. Most of them are useless notification messages but some may be emails that I want to keep. How can I mark them all as read? I would prefer not to go through the whole list 20 at a time.
posted by kittensofthenight on Mar 5, 2014 - 3 answers

Getting my work and personal schedules in sync, with technology.

How can I better organize my schedule through better use of my work and personal calendars across platforms? My primary calendar at work is through Outlook/Exchange, but for personal correspondence I use gmail/google calendar, mostly accessed through my iphone or a browser on my mac. Right now I am just inviting Work Email Address Me and Personal Email Address Me to events (like meeting invitees) but perhaps there is a better way. Suggestions of articles/resources to help me figure this out also welcome! [more inside]
posted by NikitaNikita on Mar 3, 2014 - 4 answers

Too much information. In my email inbox. That belongs to other people.

About ten years ago I signed up for gmail very early during beta when people were selling invites for up to 3 and 4 figures and lucked out on a very early, short email address. (See profile.) And it's not cool. Not only do I get a lot of spam but I get a lot of misdirected email. I've seen receipts, bank statements, tax returns, boobies, dozens or hundreds of pictures of different families, newborns, weddings, new cars, old cars, flight reservations, money wire recepits. And this isn't good, and I wonder about my liability, and I wonder about these known brands or services that don't include a button for "This is not my account or data." or any email validation step at all. [more inside]
posted by loquacious on Feb 28, 2014 - 32 answers

Something like Instapaper, but for email threads?

Is there an equivalent of Instapaper or Pocket, but more or less optimized for saving and decluttering (long) email threads? (Gmail, specifically?) [more inside]
posted by (The Rt Hon.) MP on Feb 26, 2014 - 0 answers

Please help with my Android contacts issue

Is there a way to load a several thousand record contact list on an Android phone without slowing down its performance and w/o having it be referenced when typing in a contact (I want it to be referenced solely to caller-ID incoming calls)? [more inside]
posted by grammalvsu on Feb 3, 2014 - 2 answers

Decent email and calendar provider

I'm looking for a new email provider for personal use, and I'm happy to pay (maybe around $30 per year). Can you recommend a new provider, or can you explain how to do what I need with other services like fruux? [more inside]
posted by theyexpectresults on Jan 30, 2014 - 1 answer

Need help & advice with Gmail business feature

I am confused with how the "business" gmail works. I do see it costs $5 which is fine. What I am seeking is to be able to send 500+ emails a day and I am limited by a regular account. [more inside]
posted by femmme on Jan 21, 2014 - 6 answers

What's a good replacement for Gmail Notifier?

Anyone of an alternative to Gmail Notifier? Must be able to play a sound when new email arrives. [more inside]
posted by aerotive on Jan 17, 2014 - 5 answers

In Gmail, what is the difference between "sent mail" and "sent messages"

This is a question about Gmail. I have sent a Rather Important e-mail and have not heard back from the recipient. It shows up in my sent mail in Mail on my MacBook. It shows up in my "sent messages" in Gmail when I go into Gmail directly. However it does not show up in my "sent mail" in Gmail when I go into Gmail directly. What is the difference between "sent mail" and "sent messages" and did the damn e-mail go out or not? I don't want to bother this person unnecessarily with my computer issues.
posted by HotToddy on Jan 15, 2014 - 4 answers

gmail password retrieval problems

lost password and standard retrieval options are exhausted. what are my unorthodox options? [more inside]
posted by supermedusa on Jan 9, 2014 - 20 answers

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 can I make GMail messages appear w/ white text on black background?

GMail Themes only change the look of the inbox as best I can tell, not the background and text color of the actual messages. My grandfather's eyesight is degenerating badly, and he can read white-on-black much easier than black-on-white. I assume the answer involves user styles managed through the Chrome plugin Stylish, which has a lot of options for Google Chrome, but searching the web hasn't turned up a working snippet of code for user styles that will change the text and background colors. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
posted by Televangelist on Dec 31, 2013 - 8 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

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

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

Unlink picasa albums/picasaweb albums from G+?

I would like my friends & family who are not G+ members (and do not want to be) to be able to view my Picasaweb albums as in the past. I have searched several forums like google's downgrade, but find no definitive answers. If I delete my Google+ profile can I email the link to my friends/family? I do not want to lose my Gmail account.
posted by lungtaworld on Oct 27, 2013 - 5 answers

iGoogle is on its way out. I need a new portal.

I am reminded of Google retiring GReader... the way that it changed my online life and the uproar that came along with it. Except this time there is no uproar or teams of companies try to market their competitive offerings to me. Where do I go now? [more inside]
posted by milqman on Oct 24, 2013 - 11 answers

Print to FAIL on trying to figure this out on my own.

How to save gmail emails and attachments to Dropbox sub folder on iPad? [more inside]
posted by letahl on Oct 20, 2013 - 1 answer

Why doesn't Gmail have a block button?

Why don't gmail or other webmail providers have a simple "block sender" button, which not only archives/deletes a message but automatically does this for any future messages from that sender, so that you don't even see them? [more inside]
posted by pete_22 on Oct 4, 2013 - 8 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

Probem synching Outlook, Gmail, Windows 8

Probem synching Outlook, Gmail, Windows 8 hey all, I'm having trouble synching Gmail with Outlook 2007 on Windows 8. It may be because Windows 8 has a mini Outlook app that syncs with Gmail already. I have connected the Gmail account with Outlook, and it is sending and receiving, but strangely about 50% of the messages that go to Gmail online don't go to Outlook, so I'm at only a 50% sync rate. This is quite strange - does anyone know how this may be?
posted by earthwalker7 on Sep 23, 2013 - 1 answer

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

iOS IMAP app with selective notifications?

Is there an iOS IMAP app with selective notifications? I'm trying to move away from gmail and also perhaps Ultimate Notifier. [more inside]
posted by morganw on Sep 11, 2013 - 2 answers

Searching Gmail records

How can I download to my local disk all gmails from a certain person or persons, or containing a keyword? [more inside]
posted by StickyCarpet on Sep 9, 2013 - 4 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

My Gmail tab continues blinking after I've read the Google chat message

Why does my Gmail tab continue blinking indicating I have an unread Google Talk window when I've already viewed it? It's been getting progressively worse for months, and I have several friends who have this same issue. The only way to get the tab to stop blinking is to open an email or something similar, which then "clears" the blinking name ("Steve says...") out of the tab. [more inside]
posted by rbf1138 on Aug 29, 2013 - 13 answers

Google: the evil hour cometh. Looking for a new webmail provider.

So how evil is gmx.com? [more inside]
posted by flabdablet on Aug 26, 2013 - 16 answers

Someone is using my Gmail & old personal address to sign up for things

A few months ago, I started getting emails thanking me for signing up for things like Match.com, Monster, and a few newsletters, all of these were using a personal address that I haven't used in about 7 years. I figured it was a weird spam thing, since the user names they created for these accounts were just random letters (like djfdksjafkasjvnckdfja). Today, I got four different responses from auto insurance companies about quote requests that I didn't actually make, all using that old address as well. I think I need to delete my Google account to stop this, but I'm very very hesitant to lose access to all my paid apps. Any suggestions what I could do?
posted by shesdeadimalive on Aug 20, 2013 - 11 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

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

My gmail inbox appears to be wiped out.

A few days ago I had 24,000 messages in my inbox; today I have 55. What happened to them? [more inside]
posted by quixotictic on Jul 24, 2013 - 8 answers

Got the brush-off from Gmail support, now what?

My account was compromised earlier this morning to send a spam message. My contacts were missing, along with all my sent mail since January of 2009. I changed my password and rolled back my contacts, but couldn't recover my sent mail on my own, so I emailed support. Their response was swift and worthless. [more inside]
posted by jinjo on Jul 21, 2013 - 14 answers

Should I stay with Gmail?

I have a silly personal email that I've used over the years, but I'm wondering if it makes sense to switch from Gmail to another email provider or possibly Google Apps under my own domain. [more inside]
posted by antgly on Jul 9, 2013 - 14 answers

Shading in Gmail Icon

In my (Firefox) bookmark list, the Gmail icon is a wide red "M" with thin black lines continuing the inner strokes of the M over to the opposite feet of the letter. This leaves two white triangles below the middle strokes of the M. For no reason I can figure out, the right-hand triangle is sometimes shaded gray. What does this mean? (I know that it doesn't mean i have unread messages or un-sent drafts.)
posted by KRS on Jun 29, 2013 - 7 answers

Why does The Man do things like this?!

Work email just moved/regressed/backwards-evoled from Gmail to Outlook. I feel like it's the 90's all over again. Didn't realize how much my day-to-day efficiency was based on Gmail features. Not inviting a Gmail vs. Outlook tug-o-war, just solutions for a.) possibly somehow inserting Gmail back in the loop so that I can benefit from its functionality while keeping my employer happy by "using" Outlook (slim chance, I realize) or, b.) been-there-done-that-and-here's how-I-survived ideas.
posted by TigerMoth on Jun 18, 2013 - 15 answers

How do I access email an old Google Apps account?

A few years ago (2008?), I set up Google Apps for my domain. I used it for email, docs, etc. Eventually, I deactivated the account. Now I'd like to go back and recover some of the emails. I can login to the admin panel, and can access Google Drive, but I can't get to the email. Help! [more inside]
posted by jdroth on Jun 17, 2013 - 4 answers

Gmail hacked - lots of spam sent - nothing in sent items

My Gmail account was very definitely hacked on Sunday. A whole lot of email was sent, seemingly to everyone I've ever corresponded with from that account. There was clearly a login from Poland which corresponds exactly with when the emails began to be sent. The session seemed to last about 7 minutes. I then received about 150 "mailer daemon" emails due to the bounces from either old addresses, addresses which don't receive unsolicited email and mail servers which correctly identified the content as spam. [more inside]
posted by dance on Jun 3, 2013 - 12 answers

Google Apps group calendar: how does it work?

I am admin for a google apps domain. There is a calendar called mydomain.com_string-of-characters@group.calendar.google.com that shows up for some users under "Other Calendars". There is no owner of the calendar listed like a calendar shared from one user to another would have. Is this a calendar managed within the google apps dashboard and if so how do I get to the screen to mange who can access it and the level of sharing (read only, add evenets, etc)? Is it possibly created by a gmail.com account outside of my domain and shared to users in the domain?
posted by ridogi on May 31, 2013 - 4 answers

Google Pixel questions: GMail as main email client; benefits of Ubuntu?

I just nabbed a 32gb WiFi Chromebook Pixel off Craigslist and it's a fun machine. I'd like to get the most out of it and have a two questions, one about ubuntu and one about GMail (as my main email client). [more inside]
posted by dobbs on May 27, 2013 - 8 answers

iPhone4 + GmailContacs = Wrong Contact Photo. HALP!

I have an iPhone4, running iOS 5.1.1. From day one it has always pulled the Contacts from my gmail account via the "Exchange" option and has worked flawlessly...untill now... [more inside]
posted by Fuzzy Dog on May 20, 2013 - 1 answer

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