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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

I'm reading other peoples' mail, and it creeps me out.

I have two gmail accounts. The one that's in a nickname never gets any mis-delivered mail, but the one that's in my actual name (firstnamelastname@gmail.com) gets lots of mail that's clearly not mine. Some of it is fairly innocuous - like a distribution list for the ladies who put flowers on the altar at their church, and some quite a bit less so - like updates on a mental patient at a hospital in the UK. Just now, I got a paperless ticket for someone's flight on Southwest Airlines. Should I just delete this stuff, or is there something I can/ought to do?
posted by tizzie on May 17, 2013 - 48 answers

Help me understand the new Google Hangouts service.

For a unified messaging service, I am a little confused. [more inside]
posted by modernnomad on May 16, 2013 - 6 answers

How do you block gmail through etc/hosts?

Most "distracting" sites I can block by an entry in my etc/hosts file (Mac OSX 10.8.2). e.g.: 127.0.0.1 plus.google.com But this method doesn't seem to be able to block gmail. [more inside]
posted by tomargue on May 16, 2013 - 5 answers

Is this a spambot, or is my memory bad?

Earlier today I got a message from an address and name I didn't recognize with no text and "Hiii@" as the subject. 'This is clearly spam' I thought, and marked it as such. About 15 minutes later I get a gchat invitation from the same person. I shrugged, and decided to answer it. The conversation seemed real enough, and there was no enticement to do anything like click on a link or buy some scammy product. I'm racking my brain and still can't place the name. Is this a spam bot, or a real person? [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Apr 26, 2013 - 7 answers

Can I send email using my gmail on my iphone with a different address?

ex: iphone mail app using gmail account and sends email to be from my @outlook.com account [more inside]
posted by jModug on Apr 22, 2013 - 3 answers

Gmail - use plus addressing or multiple accounts?

I want to use a gmail account to deal with emails from lots of sources in one place - so email backup, emails to do with my phone, and to do with various accounts etc. and was after some advice on whether to use multiple accounts or plus addressing to sort them [more inside]
posted by drill_here_fore_seismics on Apr 19, 2013 - 12 answers

Secure archive for Gmail

I'm an avid user of Gmail and other Google services, but I'm increasingly uncomfortable keeping my entire email history on someone else's servers. Can I keep a week's worth of messages on the server and encrypt everything else? What are some other Gmail privacy compromises? [more inside]
posted by ecmendenhall on Apr 17, 2013 - 7 answers

Who's compressing my JPEGs: Gmail, iPad, or WordPress?

The other day I discovered that some JPEGs I'd posted to my (self-hosted) WordPress blog had been compressed. The subject of my blog happens to be anaglyph 3D photos... and if the images are not saved at a very high resolution, a phenomenon called "ghosting" or "crosstalk" appears, where parts of the image that are only supposed to be visible to one eye are visible to the other eye as well. This can ruin the 3D effect. So it's important that my images are uploaded and posted with no added compression. The problem is that I don't know exactly where the problem occurred. Details below... [more inside]
posted by Artifice_Eternity on Apr 16, 2013 - 20 answers

Chrome, how does it work?

I'm a recent Chrome user, and so far I'm having a hell of a time with the privacy settings. I like the idea of using the synch feature so I can have my bookmarks and things shared across the three or four desktops I use. However, I can't seem to figure out how to make it so it doesn't sign in automatically when I open the browser - I would like to be prompted to put in a password every time. I feel really stupid, but I can't figure out how to make that happen. [more inside]
posted by Think_Long on Mar 29, 2013 - 8 answers

Will they just keep being stupid?

Is it worth snail-mailing the idiots who share my name and use my e-mail address to sign up for things? [more inside]
posted by Nattie on Mar 26, 2013 - 31 answers

Securing a wordpress site accessed through a gmail email

So. If you had a wordpress self-hosted website accessed through your name and an ok password and a gmail account associated with the wordpress admin login, what would you do to secure everything from fuckery? [more inside]
posted by Kerasia on Mar 21, 2013 - 16 answers

Can you get a virus just by opening an email?

Using Gmail, I opened a strange message and now I'm worried it may have done something to my computer. Does this make sense? [more inside]
posted by Kevin Street on Mar 19, 2013 - 9 answers

A Gmail/Google/GTalk chat alternative

It's an old cry now - to get out of Google's claws. Mail, calendar and everything. However, I always find one thing missing. Chat is never talked about. As a matter of fact this one is the difficult most. You need to have added all those chat contacts and they in turn have had to added you(approved) you back, unlike email where you just need to fine an email and the receiver gets it unless you were specifically blocked. So, let's discuss how to release our chatting app/service free from the claws of Google/Facebook/Skype &c and still be able to: [more inside]
posted by amar on Mar 15, 2013 - 5 answers

Background Gmail automation, what program(s) to use?

I want to write a script to automatically check for new emails with a certain gmail label, then check the message body for a link containing a certain keyword or phrase and click on it. The logic part should be easy, but what program(s) should I be using for this? Requirements... [more inside]
posted by querty on Mar 13, 2013 - 7 answers

Why is google being spooky and filling in other people's gmails?

This has happened twice now, and it is freaky. Google chrome on the iMac I use in my office at work (at a university) will have usernames and passwords for people who have never been in my office ever. The first time it happened it was my father's email, and the second time it was my stepmother's. Why would chrome be filling in these odd emails when it doesn't even save my own login information after closing the browser window? [more inside]
posted by artychoke on Mar 7, 2013 - 8 answers

Should I start to worry about identity-theft/phishing?

I recently started in a new job and got a used laptop for my desk. I have utilized this with my Chrome/ Google account. Then, after a few weeks, I got a warning in gmail, telling me that a foreign state might be trying to hack my account or computer. My question is, should I start to worry about being tageted by hackers? Or is the alert from google and the phishing attempts a coincidence? [more inside]
posted by Nightly on Feb 24, 2013 - 4 answers

Gmail Reply to All

Does anyone know of an extension for Chrome that will change the default behaviour of Gmail or will add a new button to Gmail in Chrome for Reply to All without having to use the Reply drop-down? I need to Reply to All almost always; reply to only the sender almost never. [more inside]
posted by DarlingBri on Feb 4, 2013 - 5 answers

Video chat interview

I have a video chat interview tomorrow. Tips? [more inside]
posted by King Bee on Jan 22, 2013 - 16 answers

Why is Gmail is routing some of my mail away from my inbox?

Some of my mail is not ending up in my Inbox, and instead is only found in "All Mail". This includes emails from my wife, which is slightly problematic! I don't have any filters directing mail to other locations. The problem is occurring within the Gmail web app, and subsequently on my other devices too (Mail in OS X, Gmail app on iOS). Searching for a solution to the problem only results in specific client issues, or problems with Filtering. Can you help troubleshoot?
posted by Amity on Jan 19, 2013 - 3 answers

How to get google drive access to invites sent to a linked email account

I get google drive document invites sent to my work email, and I can't access them through my gmail account, even though I've successfully linked the two addresses in my primary google account. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by mercredi on Jan 17, 2013 - 9 answers

Help me create the perfect Contacts Manager

After years of being an Android user, I finally bought my first iPhone. I'm having trouble and getting thoroughly confused with merging and syncing all my contacts. Please help me start over and create the Ultimate Contacts Manager solution that doesn't require me to become a sync wizard. [more inside]
posted by zooropa on Jan 17, 2013 - 2 answers

Is it possible to sell a gmail address?

I have several VERY desirable gmail addresses. Is there any way to sell/trade them for anything of value? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 15, 2013 - 3 answers

Service like Backupify that doesn't require Google Apps?

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 - 9 answers

My Gmail acct. hijacked to send spam

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 - 5 answers

Backup texts to computer

How do I get my text messages off my phone? [more inside]
posted by lewedswiver on Dec 24, 2012 - 6 answers

But how did you see me there? I was invisible!

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 - 5 answers

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