I am finally going to stop using a paper calendar and start using my laptop/iPhone/iPad instead. However, having used ol' reliable paper for so many years, I'm a bit paranoid about using Google calendar (or an app) and then losing all my data somehow... Is there an iPhone/iPad calendar app that would make me feel more "secure," or is there a service like Backupify that doesn't
require a Google Apps account? I'd love to back up my Gmail too, if possible. (Am I just worrying too much? Is using iCloud enough? I am clearly clueless.)
posted by trillian
on Jan 15, 2013 -
Twice recently my Gmail acct. has been hijacked by someone who is sending spam emails to some, but not contacts --seems to be only recently emailed (by me) people. The spam is an ad, as seen on Fox News for Raspberry drops weight loss aid. How do the spammers access my Gmail account? Could it be through my brand new Android cell phone? I am unaware of any other problems on my (Macbook) home computer. I have a secure WiFi router at home. No evidence malware or virus. I've changed my Gmail password, FWIW. Any suggestions on how/where to find a way from this happening again?
posted by NorthCoastCafe
on Jan 15, 2013 -
Is there any way to 1) have an Android phone that is always on and connected with your gmail account and 2) be invisible in gchat at the same time? [more inside]
posted by segfault
on Dec 24, 2012 -
How can I do mail merge in Gmail? All the online "how to" things (e.g.
) I am finding are telling me there's mail merge functionality in Google Docs, but I can't even find Google Docs from my gmail account. Do I need to install something? Help. [more inside]
posted by joannemerriam
on Dec 21, 2012 -
[I am old/paranoid/a special snowflake filter] I am a Mac person. I have mostly avoided google products in my life, and am not eager for google to know everything about me. I just got a Nexus S (because it was the free option). How can I use my phone most effectively for email and calendars/reminders? [Lots of tedious old person details inside] [more inside]
posted by latkes
on Dec 19, 2012 -
I have just shy of 24k emails in my gmail. Looking for automated methods to organize and delete all the junk. [more inside]
posted by royalsong
on Dec 10, 2012 -
How/why is my Facebook profile pic turning up on emails I send from my Gmail account to Hotmail/Outlook? [more inside]
posted by crossoverman
on Dec 7, 2012 -
Google calendar idiot here. How do I sync iPhone to google calendar, not the other way around and why is someone else's calendar appearing in my google calendar online? [more inside]
posted by meerkatty
on Nov 28, 2012 -
Why can I access the rest of the internet but not any Google sites? How can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by raccoon409
on Nov 27, 2012 -
!#*! Outlook! Trying to move over 100000 emails from a local machine to a new machine.... problems inside. [more inside]
posted by handbanana
on Nov 21, 2012 -
I was checking the security setting on my gmail account this AM and was alarmed to see that govtrack.us had somehow been granted " granted the following services access to your Google Account".
Especially concerning since i had never seen that site, or even heard of it. What gives?
posted by dougiedd
on Nov 18, 2012 -
Are there any Google Apps or browser plugins/add-ons or scripts for Gmail that can track the length of time it took for a contact to reply to you? Something that would show you weekly/monthly/yearly stats which of your contacts replied the fastest and which replied the slowest. [more inside]
posted by querty
on Nov 13, 2012 -
twitter won't recognise my password, or send an email to the related gmail account - now what? [more inside]
posted by gusset
on Nov 5, 2012 -
Please help me find an effective workflow to manage the metric ton of digital work-related information I get via email every day. I wish the solution was as simple as Evernote but, of course, it's not. [more inside]
posted by _Mona_
on Oct 27, 2012 -
How do I force my Gmail account's phone number to associate with the same account's Google Voice number? [more inside]
posted by frodoxiii
on Sep 20, 2012 -
I have multiple email addresses associated with my gmail account. Can I make one of them show up as the default in an original
email's "from" field based on the email address or domain I'm writing to? [more inside]
posted by jessca84
on Sep 1, 2012 -
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 -
How do I go about exporting a set of emails from 3 gmail accounts with a clearly defined subject line (i.e XXX DATE) from one sender when other senders also send the same subject line? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Aug 10, 2012 -
How can I keep using Gmail, PayPal and Bank of America 2-step verification after moving from the US to Bulgaria? [more inside]
posted by wet-raspberry
on Aug 9, 2012 -
I logged into Google Chrome on my home computer this morning without thinking much about it via my Gmail account. I immediately noticed my bookmarks bar, web history etc. have all been transformed into the settings from my WORK computer and my home computer bookmarks are gone. I signed out of Chrome, but the work bookmarks are still there. How do I fix this?
posted by the foreground
on Aug 3, 2012 -
In Gmail, is there a way to chat from an alternate email?
They are both Gmail accounts. One is my main, which the chat defaults to. I would like to be able to chat from my alt email so I can don't have to give out my full name to random folks from the internet. I found someone asking this very question on the Gmail forums, but there were no answers.
posted by virginia_clemm
on Jul 12, 2012 -
Google Apps and Gmail Funniness. When I send from my gmail accout to my google apps account, I get a copy of the email in BOTH places. What is askew? [more inside]
posted by Fuzzy Dog
on Jul 3, 2012 -
Asking for a friend: Trying to solve a Gmail lockout issue involving moving to another country, deactivating a previous iPhone, and 2-step verification. (Details within.) [more inside]
posted by shakespeherian
on Jul 3, 2012 -
A couple weeks ago I got an email from google to my gmail account that there was a "Suspicious sign in prevented". I changed my pw and all that, and there've been no more attempts and I'm not overly concerned anymore. However, I am pretty curious. The IP address google reported isn't one that pulls up any info when I look it up, and I'm just wondering if anyone can shed any light on what this might signify and a potential origin -- private proxy of some sort?
The IPv4 is 255.0.15.210. IPv6 2600:1003:b011:e219::103 . [more inside]
posted by grammalvsu
on Jul 3, 2012 -
I use multiple google accounts, and their multiple sign-in feature is generally very helpful to me. I have a work google domain account, managed by my company, and a personal google account. Lately, when I have gone to youtube or google voice, it often associates to my work account, which I do not want. I'd prefer that my work account is only associated with gmail. Is this possible?
posted by Nothing
on Jun 10, 2012 -
It's possible to drag a message to a label in GMail by grabbing it from the leftmost edge. However, on a hi-res monitor, this can be quite difficult. Is there a hack or greasemonkey script that allows you to drag the message by clicking and dragging anywhere in the Subject rather than just the left edge?
posted by I EAT TAPAS
on Jun 10, 2012 -
I have an absurdly common name and literally every combination of myfirst, last and middle initial are taken. I want to avoid using numbers and try to have a somewhat professional email address. Not for job hunting but in general. Preference is to use Gmail. Also I cant buy my own domain because I don't have a credit card and even if I did, my name is taken in .com and a few others I believe.
I was thinking about using a suffix... so firstname.lastname@example.org
Anyone have ideas to fill in the blanks? Thanks!
posted by sillybugger
on Jun 4, 2012 -
This morning about 108 gmail inbox messages vanished. I can find them under "all mail" but i don't know they would leave the inbox. Also, someone's been trying to add an event to my google calendar, with no success.
are these two things related? is there evidence of a hack?
posted by holdenjordahl
on May 13, 2012 -
Google contacts seems to be getting increasingly problematic for me. In some contact records, I have over a dozen random email addresses assigned to a contact (that have no relation at all). In others, the contact email is legitimate, but is now named after some individual I have never ever had any form of contact with, apparently through some google+ functionality (I have not signed up for google+).
Aside from ditching this increasingly crappy platform, any advice how it make this work?
I cant see hand fixing thousands of contacts....
posted by dougiedd
on May 5, 2012 -
I hate the new GMail and have finally been forced to upgrade. How can I force the new interface to be less hate-worthy? [more inside]
posted by bookdragoness
on Apr 18, 2012 -
Looking for the app (or files) for GMail on my Blackberry Storm. Yes, Storm and yes Storm (original not Storm 2). Google no longer supports this and will not allow me to download the app. [more inside]
posted by JohnnyGunn
on Apr 16, 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 -
Any ideas how to get a gmail account to synch on a new Razr 4g phone? [more inside]
posted by dbmcd
on Mar 25, 2012 -
Please recommend for me a new search tool to replace Google Desktop. Ideally I want something that searches the full text of all files, that covers everything on my hard drive plus Google Docs. I want it to be fast, offer results in context, and have a simple interface that offers 'sort by relevance' and 'sort by date.' I use Ubuntu. [more inside]
posted by Susan PG
on Mar 19, 2012 -
Since I'm frustrated with gmail, I'm thinking of installing Thunderbird to manage my email on three computers (home, office, laptop). Is this a good idea? [more inside]
posted by washburn
on Mar 8, 2012 -
I'm working on a demo for a potential software product.
The content of the product will be a combination of slides, still images, video, and voice over, delivered via a web site (mobile will follow if the product goes to full production). [more inside]
posted by I, Credulous
on Mar 6, 2012 -
Google Apps Upgrade Question: I use free version of gmail for my personal domain and because it pulls my personal and work emails I have reached the 7GB limit. I find the ability of searching all my emails in one place on web very useful (as oppose to installing desktop clients on all the different computers I work on). [more inside]
posted by london302
on Mar 1, 2012 -