What are some interesting, US-specific things I can mail to a friend abroad? [more inside]
posted by troika
on Mar 5, 2009 -
Multi-Computer: How to deal with mailmerge differences between Office 2000 and 2003? [more inside]
posted by SirStan
on Feb 24, 2009 -
On average. How long does it take a first class letter to reach its destination in Sweden. [more inside]
posted by hipersons
on Feb 18, 2009 -
I'm using Gmail with IMAP, and Mail.app (and an iPhone, but I'm pretty sure that doesn't matter for these purposes). How can I erase the old messages in the "Sent" folder on my desktop app without erasing them on Gmail? [more inside]
posted by veggieboy
on Feb 14, 2009 -
Is there any way for me to transfer/sync/copy/move email from a Blackberry (8310) to a Mac, or Gmail? It could be any method, from bluetooth to USB to wireless, I'm just interested in retrieving the messages (or the entire mailboxes) from the Blackberry.
posted by scamper
on Feb 12, 2009 -
Apple mail has suddenly started marking every new sent mail and every new deleted mail as unread. any way to turn that behavior off? [more inside]
posted by cg2
on Feb 10, 2009 -
I am using Mail on OS 10.5.2. I have several mailboxes as well as subfolders. If I put messages in a mailbox that has subfolders, these messages do not appear when I look for them in the Finder. I'll try to be clearer inside. [more inside]
posted by ddaavviidd
on Feb 8, 2009 -
Where did my email go? Mail.app has lost an important email message that is stuck somewhere in between sending on my end and receiving on the receiver's end. How can I get it back? [more inside]
posted by pised
on Feb 6, 2009 -
In yesterday's mail there was a letter from a credit card company. It had my address with another person's name. What are the possible reasons for this and what actions (if any) should I take? [more inside]
posted by scubbadubba
on Feb 6, 2009 -
Best postal rate? I need to send 25,000 postcards (4x6), no rush.
What's the going rate at USPS?
"Just a guy trying to sell something."
posted by Brzht
on Feb 2, 2009 -
Is there an app/script/somethin'-sweet I can install on my Mac(s) that will allow me to organize my email INBOX? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam
on Jan 31, 2009 -
Is there a tool for generating a list of addresses along a route? That is, if I wanted to mail a letter to everyone who lives along the route from point A to point B, is there an online tool available to help me find the addresses?
posted by kjackelen05
on Jan 20, 2009 -
How do I move around 2000 messages from Apple's Mail.app (10.4) to a Google Apps (Premier) GMail account quickly and efficiently? [more inside]
posted by Wild_Eep
on Jan 18, 2009 -
[Postal_Filter] I sent out 45 postcards to friends for X-Mas. They had a "From" address (labeled as such) and a "To" address (also labeled as such). Somehow, the Post Office sent it all to the "From" Address (not return to sender for insufficient postage or anything). Do I have any recourse in getting these sent to the right address? Is it bad protocol on my part to put a very visible "From" Address on a postcard?
posted by Franklin76
on Dec 19, 2008 -
I'm writing a spy novel in which the main character needs a scheme that ensures he can receive some contraband through the mail without being caught. It would be ok of law enforcement confiscated the package, or if the main character could know that law enforcement is involved (and therefore just abort the scheme) but the scheme can not allow a successful "controlled delivery" whereby my character is identified or caught. [more inside]
posted by harriet.killjoy
on Dec 10, 2008 -
Can someone give me a straight answer as to why Windows Live Hotmail doesn't work properly in Google's Chrome browser? [more inside]
posted by DZ-015
on Dec 3, 2008 -
I created an Automator Workflow to do a daily automatic offsite backup of my documents. The only snag is that when I get my mac's Mail program to send the email to my gmail account, most of the time the message just sits in the outbox and doesn't actually send; but sometimes it starts sending right away. What gives?
posted by GleepGlop
on Nov 24, 2008 -
How can I download or archive the email from my Yahoo email account to a PC without it interfering with my work email running on Outlook on that same PC? [more inside]
posted by Pastabagel
on Nov 10, 2008 -
Can Windows Mail update the sorting of conversations, so that conversations with a new message are placed at the top of the inbox? [more inside]
posted by Sneutrino
on Nov 7, 2008 -
Is there a service to which I can have my mail sent to, and then either forwarded to us overseas, or, scanned and emailed to us. [more inside]
posted by steppe
on Oct 24, 2008 -
I'm putting together a large care package box for my boyfriend, located at an FPO AP address. My plan is to fill it a ton of random stuff to keep him surprised and delighted, from funny shirts to little plastic toys to letters and pictures to CDs. It's been ages since I sent anything that required a customs form, and I definitely want this package to survive all scrutiny - how specific do I need to get when I'm listing the box contents, especially if I'm sending such a variety of items? [more inside]
posted by Bakuun
on Oct 22, 2008 -
Why are my image attachments (from Mail.app) suddenly not going through to Windows (specifically Eudora) users? I have "Always Send Windows Friendly Attachments" checked. [more inside]
posted by sjuhawk31
on Sep 12, 2008 -
What's a good newsletter creating / sending application (either on- or offline) that's cheap, easy to use and customizable? [more inside]
posted by signal
on Sep 1, 2008 -
My company recently switched from a standard POP mail server to having GMail as our MX server and hosting all our business accounts. Overall the benefits are quite positive, but I'm having some usage issues that bug me. Can you help me use gmail better? Specific questions inside. [more inside]
posted by arniec
on Aug 28, 2008 -
What kinds of foods could I make (cookies, etc) and put in a care package that would be good for someone who is on a weight loss plan? [more inside]
posted by Salmonberry
on Aug 22, 2008 -
Why am I getting snail mail and phone calls for two people who never lived in my apartment, but who share my last name? [more inside]
posted by lbo
on Aug 20, 2008 -
Is there a nastyware lurking in this computer? Strange Yahoo! Mail contact list kidnapping observed... [more inside]
posted by Iosephus
on Aug 18, 2008 -
Package shipped from France, really should have been sent by Chronopost, instead was shipped surface mail. How long will it take to arrive in the U.S.? [more inside]
posted by gimonca
on Aug 12, 2008 -
Over the last couple of weeks, I have started to receive mail (US, snail) addressed to people who do not live at my address. We are the third owners of our house, and the names appearing on the envelopes are not previous residents. The names are not local neighbors either. I have not yet received a duplicate name. I suppose this could be some odd coincidence, but in the entire time we've lived here, apart from the odd mail to previous residents, I haven't had mail like this. The stuff I'm getting ranges from marketing junk to forms that someone must have requested from the IRS. Its not a flood of mail- I've seen three pieces in the last two weeks, but the IRS piece has me a little spooked, and has set off alarm bells. This smells a bit like someone laying the groundwork for ID theft- either mine, or someone elses. Should I be concerned?
posted by taubman
on Aug 10, 2008 -
Have you ever tried to send a piece of mail at the post office certified or signed? Yesterday I tried and the lady went into all this strange ins and outs to justify why I should pay $5 for priority mail envelop instead of the $2.50 (or so) I could pay to just track it (if I skipped the mailed receipt option). This included telling me I'd have to pay for the envelope (which is fine), but insinuating it would be expensive and deflecting how much an envelope would actually be (finally admitting it's only 10 cents).
posted by cha4
on Aug 7, 2008 -
I'm planning to add a feature to my website that will allow users to request periodic updates by email. I've cobbled together a little PHP script that uses the mail() function. It works perfectly when I test it myself, but I have no idea how this will work when released to a signficant number of users. [more inside]
posted by stuehler
on Jul 21, 2008 -
About 3-4 times a month, no mail is delivered to my building of 5 apartments (7 tenants) is this unusual? [more inside]
posted by NormandyJack
on Jul 9, 2008 -
A few of us work off a local OS X Fileserver. We often need to point each other to files deep with it by email. I am looking for an automated way to create clickable local links in the mail.app friendly format of "file:///Volumes/Server%20Portal/". Any solutions?
posted by Raff
on Jul 7, 2008 -
Is there an alternative to Pitney Bowes? My office uses Pitney Bowes for mailings and I CAN'T STAND THEM. They have the worst customer service, a horribly rigid billing service and the most aggressive fees and finance charge racket of any vendor I've ever worked with in my life. Nobody I talk to knows of any resonable alternatives. Is there something out there that will save me from the misery of working with those SOBs?
posted by odragul
on Jul 3, 2008 -
How can I migrate my Outlook 2003 settings, mail, contacts and calendars to a new XP user account on the same computer? [more inside]
posted by JPDD
on Jun 16, 2008 -
Please tell me how to mail a package to someone with no fixed address? Would a hotel in the area, or a USPS location accept delivery for them and keep item for them till pick up? Thanks.
posted by GoodJob!
on Jun 14, 2008 -
I have relatives in Japan who want me to mail them some over-the-counter medicines--specifically, extra-strength Tylenol and Sudafed (the new kind, without pseudoephedrine.) Both are legal in Japan and would be for their personal use only. So how do I find out how much of each I can mail them at once?
posted by aws
on May 18, 2008 -