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 -
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 -
Most "distracting" sites I can block by an entry in my etc/hosts file (Mac OSX 10.8.2). e.g.:
But this method doesn't seem to be able to block gmail. [more inside]
posted by tomargue
on May 16, 2013 -
Mac mail sends with one gmail account but the recipient sees it sent from another gmail account. Help? [more inside]
posted by sarae
on Aug 21, 2012 -
Mac Mail Filter: So I've added Gmail to my list of accounts. But when I delete a message on the inbox, lower down, in the IMAP folders, it doesn't delete there. Why not? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000
on Mar 29, 2012 -
In short: how do I sync all my contacts between Mac OS X Address Book, iOS, iCloud.com, and Gmail.com? Not as short: In olden days, I used the Address Book app on my Mac to store all my contacts. Everything in there would sync to MobileMe (and by extension, iPhone, iPad and me.com) and Google (for Gmail). After iCloud was released in October, turning on contact syncing between Address Book and iCloud resulted in a message that said if iCloud contact syncing is turned on Google syncing must be turned off. Googling tells me that lots of people are having this problem, but I'm not finding a solution within all the noise. What am I missing? Any settings to change? Any software? Thanks in advance.
posted by jroybal
on Jan 30, 2012 -
I am using IMAP to forward GMail to Apple Mail, but outgoing messages keep landing in a folder called [Imap]/Drafts instead of sending. Why? [more inside]
posted by abbyladybug
on Jul 8, 2011 -
Why can't I get mail.app to stop launching and to get my mailto links to load in safari under my gmail account instead? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jan 9, 2010 -
After getting a new logicboard installed on my MacBook Pro this past week, why does GoogleUpdateInstaller constantly ask for my password every few minutes? I'm only using GMail notifier and it is making me insane. [more inside]
posted by banannafish
on Oct 13, 2009 -
I am accessing my work email using gmail, and I need help satisfying my company's backup requirements. Help? [more inside]
posted by kdern
on Jun 30, 2009 -
My mom's Gmail account keeps throwing up the CAPTCHA at login, blocking her mail clients. Why? [more inside]
posted by woot
on Apr 28, 2009 -
I created an Automator Workflow to do a daily automatic offsite backup of my documents. The only snag is that when I get my mac's Mail program to send the email to my gmail account, most of the time the message just sits in the outbox and doesn't actually send; but sometimes it starts sending right away. What gives?
posted by GleepGlop
on Nov 24, 2008 -
How do you organize your email? How can I better organize my emails and be a better email-user? [more inside]
posted by rossination
on May 11, 2008 -
I manage a small network of users, and currently we are using Google Apps for our domain, and getting mail via POP. I'd very much like to fake IMAP access to Google by creating an intermediary/shadow account (either on our web host, or on our local Apple XServe running OS X 10.4 Server) and configuring it like so:
1. Set Google address to forward automatically to shadow account.
2. Set desktops to check mail through shadow account, but send email through Google's SMTP servers, to keep conversations in tact. [more inside]
posted by jeffxl
on Sep 3, 2007 -
After years of slaving to my company's email and calendaring platform (Entourage) I now find myself not with that company anymore and free to choose what to use. [more inside]
posted by pman78
on Jan 1, 2007 -
What is the best browser to use to access Gmail from a Mac running OS 9? [more inside]
posted by mzurer
on Oct 18, 2006 -
My friend cannot send emails from his .mac address to my .gmail address. We can send emails back and forth routing to/from different addresses, so it's not our accounts individually. Anybody else have this problem?
posted by billysumday
on Jan 12, 2005 -