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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

How to keep google from associating my work account with stupid youtube videos?

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 - 5 answers

What a drag.

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 - 5 answers

Email address ideas for very common name

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.___@gmail.com Anyone have ideas to fill in the blanks? Thanks!
posted by sillybugger on Jun 4, 2012 - 70 answers

Is my google account hacked?

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? thank you.
posted by holdenjordahl on May 13, 2012 - 9 answers

HELP: google contacts seems to be psychotic!

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 - 2 answers

Hardcore methods for e-mail blocking

Looking for elite e-mail blacklist tricks to block a stalker. [more inside]
posted by steinsaltz on Apr 25, 2012 - 16 answers

You don't know what you've got til it's gone. Gmail, I'm looking at you!

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 - 39 answers

Need GMail standalone app for Blackberry Storm 9530

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 - 6 answers

The art of the double delete with mac mail and gmail

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 - 3 answers

Why doesn't my new phone like my gmail account?

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 - 5 answers

Help me find a Google Desktop replacement

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 - 2 answers

Thunderbird on Multiple Machines

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 - 12 answers

Will you share your Google Product-fu with me?

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 - 2 answers

Time for Gmail Upgrade?

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 - 4 answers

Google, you creep show

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 - 2 answers

Web Site, Blogger, and Email Answers?

Gmail, Blogger and My Web Site question. It's not pretty. [more inside]
posted by imjustsaying on Feb 26, 2012 - 3 answers

Intricate Gmail Exporting Question

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 - 4 answers

Google, DeleteTMFA!

How can I make sure that Google deletes my phone number? [more inside]
posted by lioness on Feb 11, 2012 - 10 answers

Help me organize my Gmail account

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 - 4 answers

What's the deal with syncing contacts between Address Book, iCloud and Gmail???

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 - 1 answer

Get me out of Google's grip! Paid mail/cal alternatives?

Help me switch from Google services (Mail/Cal...) to a paid alternatives. [more inside]
posted by tkbarbarian on Jan 28, 2012 - 7 answers

Someone used my Gmail address for receipts on iTunes. How do I tell him about his mistake?

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 - 11 answers

Syncing calendars and contacts for the married.

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 - 3 answers

How to bulk forward old messages from one gmail account to another?

[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 - 6 answers

Gmail account compomised but not sure how

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 - 12 answers

Send gmail from AOL account

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 - 3 answers

Word and Gmail?

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 - 11 answers

Help me stop running out of space in Gmail.

It is actually possible to run out of space in Gmail. Help? [more inside]
posted by crankylex on Dec 6, 2011 - 9 answers

Why am I writing myself?

Is this some type of spam? If so how would it work? [more inside]
posted by robotyoshimi on Nov 27, 2011 - 8 answers

Gmail search operator for all contacts?

Is there a gmail search operator that will return all contacts? [more inside]
posted by czytm on Nov 18, 2011 - 4 answers

GMail not working with Firefox?

What happened to my GMail messages? [more inside]
posted by mewohu on Nov 12, 2011 - 6 answers

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