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 -
Gmail just asked me if I wanted to import all my mail from another email account of mine. How can I figure out if I've ever told Gmail I own this account? Or is this just google being creepy as hell again? [more inside]
posted by Diablevert
on Feb 28, 2012 -
I need a .txt file that contains the text of all the messages in my gmail account with a particular label, from a particular email address. What is the best way to make this happen? [more inside]
posted by milestogo
on Feb 12, 2012 -
In gmail, is there a way to search for emails that don't have a specific label or don't have any label? [more inside]
posted by joannemerriam
on Feb 9, 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 -
Someone used my Gmail address for receipts on iTunes. How do I tell him about his mistake? I am in the UK, he is Rhode Island, USA. [more inside]
posted by dash_slot-
on Jan 21, 2012 -
Help my wife and I wrangle our address book full of contacts, phone numbers, and calendars across our two iPhones, two individual Gmails, and a few shared GMail email addresses with Google calendar's each. Plus, we use a shared OSX account. Snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by wcfields
on Jan 18, 2012 -
[bulk forwarding/importing from one gmail account to a personal gmail account]: not.tech.savvy.person needing help. [more inside]
posted by anya32
on Jan 12, 2012 -
My Gmail account was compromised a few days ago and the password was changed. I've since recovered it, but I'm wondering what could have caused it. [more inside]
posted by alligatorman
on Dec 29, 2011 -
Is there a way to show a gmail From: address when sending from an AOL account? [more inside]
posted by skbw
on Dec 17, 2011 -
Gmail and Word Question: just recently, perhaps since the new look Gmail, sometimes when I compose a long email in Word, then copy and paste the text into an email reply, it looks fine, then I hit Send, and it ends up being sent without the proper line breaks. Specifically, the blank line between paragraphs (two paragraph marks from Word) become just one new line, and the email looks like a huge wall of text. There didn't seem to be any way for me to know that this would happen, as it looked fine when pasted into the reply box before I hit send. Also, if I compose a new message and post the text, it seems to go through fine; this only happens with reply. Is there an easy fix that I can do every time to stop this from happening? Can anyone explain this? Thanks.
posted by surenoproblem
on Dec 14, 2011 -