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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

Mail Merge using Google Docs?

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 - 5 answers

Hope a hopeless new Android user

[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 - 19 answers

Looking for automated methods of taming my inbox

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 - 21 answers

Why is PHOTO B showing up instead of PHOTO A?

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 - 12 answers

Syncing gmail contacts

Help syncing contacts to gmail, in prep for an iphone to droid switch. [more inside]
posted by latkes on Nov 30, 2012 - 7 answers

Google calendar sync help

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 - 6 answers

Did I break the internet when I googled "Google?"

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 - 9 answers

stupid outlook!

!#*! 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 - 5 answers

This is your Mac. This is your Mac on lockdown.

Looking for best practices for home data security for an exclusively Mac household. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Nov 20, 2012 - 4 answers

Gmail security settings???

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 - 5 answers

App to track how long it took your recipient to respond?

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 - 1 answer

locked out of twitter - how to get back in?

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 - 1 answer

Best way to manage huge amounts of data I get via email?

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 - 8 answers

Gmail doesn't come with instructions per se. They're more like guidelines.

Is there a "Google-approved" Gmail workflow? (or several workflows?) [more inside]
posted by Tehhund on Oct 15, 2012 - 3 answers

Gmail Archive feature - it seems excellent and scary.

Will I regret aggressively using Gmail’s Archive function? [more inside]
posted by Tehhund on Oct 1, 2012 - 29 answers

Gee, where is my Gmail?

Gmail acting mighty strange [more inside]
posted by Postroad on Sep 21, 2012 - 7 answers

Another package going out today? Greaaat.

Do I contact the person giving out my email address as her own? [more inside]
posted by troika on Sep 20, 2012 - 18 answers

How do I fix a Gmail/Google voice phone number on the same account

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 - 1 answer

How can I stop spam from my Google Apps account?

What can I do about spam ostensibly being sent from my Google Apps-hosted domain? [more inside]
posted by puffmoike on Sep 18, 2012 - 8 answers

Compartmentalized brain, compartmentalized inbox.

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 - 9 answers

How to get Mac mail to use the right account?

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 - 4 answers

I may be the most computer savvy person here... that does not mean I know anything

I need to send a merged email from a Gmail address. Problems have ensued. [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Aug 13, 2012 - 10 answers

Exporting Gmails With A Specific Subject Line

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 - 6 answers

But I like reading email on my touch

4th gen iPod Touch can't get email (gmail) anymore. Why? [more inside]
posted by kathrynm on Aug 9, 2012 - 11 answers

How can I keep using Gmail, PayPal and Bank of America 2-step verification after moving from the US to Bulgaria?

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 - 8 answers

Google oversteps yet again.

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 - 13 answers

How do I filter out e-mails with an empty To: fields in Gmail?

How do I filter out e-mails with an empty To: fields in Gmail? [more inside]
posted by mxmm on Jul 17, 2012 - 5 answers

Help me stay incognito in Gmail

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 - 5 answers

I don't want to copies!

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 - 10 answers

Locked out of Gmail

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 - 3 answers

"Suspicious sign in prevented" in gmail account from odd IP address

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 - 7 answers

GMail has an attitude that I need to fix...

GMail no longer shows new messages as unread. Any ideas as to how to fix this? [more inside]
posted by dfriedman on Jul 1, 2012 - 6 answers

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