Gmail Tip #36: Some Email Management Tips

This tip is inspired by an inquiry by "Debra" about how to find archived email. Though I cover Archiving in Gmail Tip #12: "Archiving" Explained, I feel that some general email management tips are in order. Managing email within Gmail can be easy or difficult depending on how you handle them. Read on for some […]

Gmail Tip #35: Gmail on your Palm! - Part 2

I posted an article on how to access your Gmail account using SnapperMail via Gmail's POP3 feature. Read on to see what other PalmOS email application works as well... I tried several other email applications, and found another PalmOS email applocation that works very well with Gmail's SSL-secured POP3 connection: Mark/Space Mail from Mark/Space. Like […]

Gmail Tip #34: Gmail on your Palm!

If any of you Gmail users own "connected" PalmOS PDA's, you can now use SnapperMail to retrieve your email using Gmail's new POP3 feature! Read on to learn how... I tried out about 6 different email apps for the PalmOS, and the ONLY one I could get to consistently send and receive email from my […]

Gmail Tip #33: Auto-forward received Gmail!

Want to use your Gmail account as your main email account but have some or all email auto-forwarded to other email accounts? Well, now you can! Read on for more details... Gmail has added tha ability to forward received emails in two ways: "All" or "Selective" "ALL" FORWARDING This is a "global" setting that lets […]

Gmail Tip #32: Drafts!

Gmail now has the capability to save "Drafts" of your messages! This is a long-awaited feature that seems to have slipped in under the radar. Read on for more details... If you are in the middle of composing a message, but want to finish it later, just click on the "Save Draft" button now located […]

Gmail Tip #31: Improved and New Contacts Features!

The "Contacts" function has been enhanced to provide some additional functionality, and now adopts the familiar Gmail interface. Read on for the details... Gmail now displays a "Contacts" link in the left column under the "standard views" (Inbox, Starred, etc.) and just above the Labels. Clicking on the link brings up a nicely formatted display […]

Gmail Tip #30: Removing a Label

I just stumbled on this one. (Sometimes during a Beta period, you have to "find" new features yourself!) In the past, when you wanted to remove a Label from one or more messages, you would have to click on the desired Label on the left of the screen, select the message, and then click on […]

Gmail Tip #29: A Small Quirk With Gmail Notifys mailto: Handler

Read on to better understand a small idiosyncracy with Gmail's Gmail Notifier application... One cool feature of Gmail Notifier is that it can be configured to act as the default "mailto:" handler. When set up to do this. Gmail Notifier will open a Compose Window in a new browser window with the email address auto-filled […]

Gmail Tip #28: Gmail Notifier released to beta!

Those crazy yet wonderful Gmail Developers have once again brought us a new toy: Gmail Notifier! Read on to see what it is, what it can do, and how you can get it... The Gmail Notifier is a downloadable Windows application that alerts you when you have new Gmail messages. It displays an icon in […]

Gmail Tip #27: Adding Hotmail Contacts to Gmail

Do you have a lot of Hotmail contacts that you would like to add to your Gmail Contacts? "Montevino" submitted this tip on how to do just that. Read on to see how simple it is... By leveraging Gmail's new "Import Contacts" (see Gmail Tip #24), you can easily generate an importable file from your […]
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