As part of a general digital cleanup (thank you, Heartbleed), I want to perform the long overdue task of backing up my Gmail account (with nearly a decade's worth of email) to my mac. I have two questions: 1) Is gmvault the only option?
Is there anything more accessible to a user who hasn't used Terminal with any regularity in eight years, and even then wasn't very proficient using the command line? 2) If gmvault is the only option, or the most accessible option, can someone explain very clearly how to run it?
I am unable to successfully follow the instructions on the gmvault website--they seem to assume that I'll intuit some necessary steps, when I actually need every
step laid out for me.
posted by ocherdraco
on Apr 12, 2014 -
Why can't I sign up for google apps with the domain I own? Weird troubleshooting loop, I'm probably doing something wrong that is really obvious. [more inside]
posted by mai
on Feb 17, 2014 -
Right now I have the email setup of my small business so that firstname.lastname@example.org (we'll call it) is our public address, and email sent there is forwarded by our host provider to email@example.com, which is our main company account with Google Apps for Business. 99% of emails sent to firstname.lastname@example.org come through to email@example.com just fine, but there's that 1% that just disappear -- they don't go to spam folder, they don't seem to go anywhere. Help! [more inside]
posted by jcfudgely
on Jan 25, 2014 -
Are older phones or phones designed for poorer countries any less susceptible to spying than the latest Apple, Google or Android models? I've read about CEO's looking for the very old brick phones because since they don't have the sophisticated technology of the modern phones, they're harder to monitor or track. I understand the phones w/o apps are clearly more secure regarding third parties because they aren't sending personal data to companies. But what the government and everything else; voice, location via cell towers, SMS; the very basics.
posted by CollectiveMind
on Jan 4, 2014 -
I have an iphone. Today I will be getting a MotoX. I don't really know a lot about smartphones in general or Android in general (or hell, even ios really) except that I assume there are going to be a few hiccups in the transition. Help me avoid those hiccups! [more inside]
posted by phunniemee
on Dec 5, 2013 -
I think the time has come for me to jump the iPhone ship. The announcement of the Google version of the Galaxy S4
at I/O was the clincher. But I am not 100% sold on the idea, mainly because the S4 is an ugly brute, but also because I fear for the apps and innovation I will miss. Help me out, specifically in finding a worthy replacement for my beloved Mailbox
app. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on May 18, 2013 -
My department is being mandated to start using Google+ and some other Google apps. Please help me think through the security and privacy implications of what I am afraid might become a real mess. [more inside]
posted by jbickers
on Feb 4, 2013 -
So I am now an owner of the Samsung Chromebook 3 (yup, "The $249 laptop from Google"). It fits, well enough, what I need, and it's definitely what I can afford. (I have access to a laptop at work.) [more inside]
posted by availablelight
on Feb 4, 2013 -
Paid Google Apps accounts cannot share (delegate) contacts with users outside of its domain.
Has anybody come across this issue and been able to work around it? [more inside]
posted by Slackjaw37
on Aug 1, 2012 -
I'm soon to leave my current job. How can I keep my email that's in a Google Apps account through my employer (i.e., not a free Gmail account; the email address ends @employer.com, not @gmail.com)? [more inside]
posted by Other
on Nov 3, 2011 -
How to use google apps to run my email but still be able to migrate to something else later? What steps do I need to take to make sure that someday if my business needs to I can migrate away
from having google backend my email of my owned domain? [more inside]
posted by Twinedog
on Oct 5, 2011 -
Can I have my Gmail (Google App account) logged in without Google signing me to every service and tracking my every move? [more inside]
posted by nam3d
on Aug 24, 2011 -
Weird Google Groups and/or Gmail issue. I sent a message to a Google-hosted mailing list I am on, from a Google Apps e-mail address, and received a couple of unlikely e-mails in response…from myself. [more inside]
posted by adamrice
on Jul 8, 2011 -
I lost myfirstnamelastname.com and now the registrar wants me to bid $69 to buy it back. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by hungrytiger
on Jun 21, 2011 -
Please break down Google Sites and Google Apps (standard or education version). I want to start a uni. department wiki site but I'm confused by my options. [more inside]
posted by bluelight
on Feb 24, 2011 -
How come I don't see Google's new Rich Text Signature
feature available on my Google Apps account...but is available on my regular Gmail account? [more inside]
posted by orehek
on Jul 16, 2010 -
Would like to export my contacts from Outlook 2003 to Google apps Mail. Have tried saving CSV files and then importing, excel files then saving as CSV, but every time the email addresses are assigned to the wrong place and end up in the misc area in Google contacts...
this despite looking at the xcel spreadsheet header and seeing it properly labeled. What am i doing wrong?
posted by dougiedd
on Jun 17, 2010 -
Looking for someone to summarize the key advantages and disadvantages of going with a premier Google Apps account versus Hosted Exchange Service versus in-house Exchange (where we are now). We are a small non-profit 150 users with 1.2 FTE IT support.
Why the desire to move? Recent experiences with worm have brought the cots of in-house to the fore in downtime and support time to fix things..
posted by dougiedd
on May 28, 2010 -
Looking for a way to have Google forms/spreadsheet send an e-mail notification when a form has been filled out. [more inside]
posted by jmd82
on Oct 23, 2009 -
AndroidPhoneFilter: Help me access Android apps from my new HTC that I purchased from ebay. [more inside]
posted by micklaw
on Sep 14, 2009 -
What do I need to be aware of when switching a client from ISp-provided email to Google-provided email? [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11
on Apr 29, 2009 -
Migrating from Exchange to Google Apps. Initially is it better to forward emails from Apps to Exchange, or the Exchange to Apps (before getting rid of Exchange altogether)? [more inside]
posted by gttommy
on Mar 8, 2009 -
Gmail Hosted Apps attachment weirdness.
I administrate a hosted apps account; recently a MS Publisher file was sent to everyone in the organisation, all were able to open it originally, bar one person, who for some reason, when attempting to download, could only download as a zip file. Tested the same situation in Firefox on XP at home (the situation occurs on IE6/XP) and it downloads fine. Tested with another account on XP/IE 6 and i find this is the same case, i.e. only able to download the MS Publisher file as a zip file. Has anyone else experienced this weirdness? is this due to Google withdrawing support for IE6?
posted by spyke23
on Jan 16, 2009 -