Gmail Tip #55: Excluding Chat from Search Results

July 25, 2006
Here's a tip inspired by a question from Ethan Lipman, an active Gmail Chat user. He wants to be able to search his Gmail messages for key words, but the Search Results often return hits from his Chat session logs. Read on to find out how to simply exclude Chat session logs from your Search […]

Gmail Tip #54: New Feature! Select ALL conversations

July 12, 2006
{josquote}New feature!{/josquote}Deleting Spam and emptying Trash in Gmail just got a whole lot easier! Instead of being limited to deleting just a page-at-a-time, Gmail now lets you select all Spam and Trash conversations for deletion in one simple step. Read on to see some screenshots of the new features... One of the great annoyances of […]

Gmail Tip #53: How Can I View Outlook Stationery In Gmail?

May 15, 2006
The short answer is: "You can't." Outlook (and several other email clients) enable you to include "stationery" or background images in your email message to "dress up" the look of your email messages. Currently, Gmail does not render these images as expected. Read on for some of my thoughts about stationery... First off, I need […]

Gmail Tip #52: Can I “Delete all” Spam?

May 2, 2006
Do you have a lot of Spam messages in your Spam view? I seem to get between 10 and 15 Spam messages per day. Some people like to keep their Spam view empty, so they constantly delete whatever is in there. But is there an easy way to "Delete All" Spam? Read on for the […]

Gmail Tip #51: Keyboard Shortcuts

May 2, 2006
Gmail's User Interface is quite usable, but sometimes a mouse just seems to get in the way of efficiency. The Gmail developers have included lots of nice keyboard shortcuts that can really make using Gmail quicker and easier. Read on for a detailed list of Gmail's keyboard shortcuts.... Gmail offers many keyboard shortcuts. To enable […]

Gmail Tip #50: Changing Subject Text When Replying or Forwarding

May 2, 2006
Sometimes, you want to reply to or forward a message, but the Subject text is either annoyingly mangled, or simply unclear. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to clean up the Subject text to make it a bit cleaner? Read on to learn how to simply edit a message's Subject text.... When composing a […]

Gmail Tip #49: Moving the Chat Quick Contacts Box

May 2, 2006
Here's another simple tip. By default, the integrated Chat "Quick Contacts" block displays above the "Labels" block on the left of the Gmail screen. If you seldome use Chat, you may want the location of the two blocks reversed. You can position the "Quick Contacts" block to display either above or below the "Labels" block […]

Gmail Tip #48: Reply Without Scrolling

May 2, 2006
Here's a simple one. Do you ever find it annoying that in order to Reply to a message, you have to scroll all the way to the bottom of a message to click the "Reply" link? While reading a message, simply press the "r" key, and the Reply editing box will open ready for you […]

Gmail Tip #48: Gmail Ads Google Calendar Integration!

April 18, 2006
Google launched its new Google Calendar service, and added excellent integration to Gmail. (Check out for some information about Google Calendar!) Integration includes a small navigation bar to take you right into Google Calendar from Gmail and Event integration in messages. Read on to see how Gmail and Google Calendar work together....     […]

Gmail Tip #47: Gmail Adds Chat!

February 7, 2006
Google has just announced that they are adding Chat capability within Gmail! Go to to learn more about the specifics. Over the next few weeks, it will be deployed to all Gmail accounts. Adding chat to Gmail should be a huge boost for Gmail for several reasons. First, it will be integrated right into […]

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