Questions about the use or functioning of any and all web-based email such as Gmail, Outlook.com, Yahoo Mail, etc.

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How to send big files via email? [closed]

Gmail's maximum attachment size is 25 MB. How to send files bigger than that?
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Facebook detects if you are logged in Gmail

Today I was playing with some web security, and there was a surprise when I decided to test the Forget the Password link on Facebook. I chose to send the password reset code to my Gmail address, and ...
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How to forward multiple emails in Gmail

Is it possible to forward multiple emails in Gmail without doing each one individually?
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Setting up Gmail to use Markdown to read and send out emails

I've become rather fond of Markdown and think it would be rather well suited to emails. How do I set up Gmail to allow me to format reading and sending emails in Markdown? Is this even possible? If ...
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How do I get Gmail to ask me to be a mailto handler again?

I noticed that when I open up Gmail on Google Chrome, a popup near the top asks me if I want to let Gmail be my "mailto:" handler. If I select "No," I'm assuming that Gmail will no longer ask me to ...
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Label outgoing emails in Gmail when composing the mail

I try to label every single conversation that is in my Gmail inbox. For incoming mails this is super straightforward. I just hit L, type the first few letters of my desired label and hit Enter. So far ...
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How can I back up all emails stored in my Gmail account?

How can I back up all emails stored in my Gmail account? Can some or all labels be preserved?
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Remove email address from suggestions in To field on Gmail

Gmail keeps populating the To field with an out of date e-mail address that I no longer contact. The email address isn't in my address book but I did use it a lot previously (the contact has since ...
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How to Manage Multiple GMail Accounts on the Same PC/Browser?

I have a GMail address with my employer, a personal GMail address, and a GMail address for my personal business. My gf also has a GMail address she uses on the same PC. Currently this requires much ...
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Are there any good webapps that will convert an RSS feed to email? [closed]

I find that some RSS feeds are more useful if they were sent to me as email messages instead. Are there any good services that will monitor an RSS feed and send the new posts as email messages?
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How can I subscribe to a Google mailing list with a non-Google e-mail address?

Some projects host their mailing lists on Google Groups, like this: http://groups.google.com/group/mojolicious I'm an old-fashioned guy, and I don't like reading mail on the web. I would very much ...
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Reply to Facebook Message via Email

I know it is possible to receive your Facebook messages via email. I would like to reply by email, but Facebook doesn't allow me to do this and instead returns a delivery failure. Are there any ...
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Alternatives to plus-addressing? [on hold]

Many email services, including gmail, allow you to create throwaway email addresses by appending a tag of the form +anything after the username component of your email - but many sites reject such ...
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Can I set an e-mail to send on a timer within Gmail?

It's a business related e-mail, and I want it to get to the person before I wake up in the morning, but I don't want their first impression of me to be that I was awake at 3am sending e-mails. Is ...
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Did the receiver open the mail?

With Gmail, is there some way to do that check?
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Manage un-replied GMail conversations

I'm looking for some kind of GMail plugin or application that will solve the following problem for me: On average, I send about 3 emails a day to people I may have never emailed before, or have but ...
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Gmail and IMAP - how do the [imap]/Drafts, [imap]/Sent and [imap]/Trash folders work?

When you enable IMAP access in Gmail the [imap]/Drafts, [imap]/Sent and [imap]/Trash labels are created. How do these labels function given that each IMAP client can potentially implement their local ...
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Where do my emails go when I click on 'Archive' in Gmail?

I selected a few important mails and mistakenly clicked on Archive. I don't know where that mails are? Where can I find them?
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Be notified of @-messages on Twitter

On Twitter, how can I receive an automatic notification through email if somebody writes an @-message to me?
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Can I bounce messages (not forward, but a true bounce) in Gmail?

Prima facie this is impossible. But perhaps someone has some kind of hack to do it. This is one of the last things holding me back from switching to Gmail from Pine. To be clear, bouncing a message ...
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Set up Gmail to place the quoted text on top of my reply for bottom-posting

Is there a way to configure Gmail or add a labs extension to enable bottom-posting of replies? By default it quotes the message you are replying and places the cursor at the top. I want it to place ...
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Can I auto-forward my Gmail to another address?

I'm kind of paranoid about my email and I don't want it to be on Google's servers only. Especially after my account got hacked and all my email got deleted. So I would like to auto-forward my Gmail ...
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send anonymous email

Is there a service that would allow one to send anonymous emails? Also if not anonymous one that would create a temporary email address.
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What SMS email address works for Google Voice?

I have a Google Voice number that accepts SMS messages and I need an email address that can be used to send SMS messages to my Google Voice number. What is the email address for Google Voice assuming ...
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How can I get GMail to make the default address I'm sending an email from be the same as the To address in a reply?

I have two email addresses that I use with GMail, let's call them personal@gmail.com and me@mycompany.com, the latter is integrated with SMTP and POP. When I want to send an email I can choose which ...
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Does Gmail support return receipt?

Does Gmail support return receipt of an email ?
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Does Trello send email notifications?

Does Trello send email notifications when a task is modified? Or do we have to log in and check to see if tasks have been updated?
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Prevent Gmail from expanding email address using name from Contacts

I want to prevent Gmail from replacing To: i@corp.com with: To: The fat guy who was near takeshi at the meeting <i@corp.com> I just typed i@corp.com in the compose window, but Gmail expands ...
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Is it possible to have email alias in GMail?

Is it possible to have email alias in GMail? I currently have address foobar@gmail.com, and I'd like to attach an email alias to the same gmail account. That is, foobar@gmail.com and ...
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How to auto-forward email from Hotmail? [closed]

Some time ago -back in about 2006 (I was a late adopter)- I switched my primary email account from Hotmail to Gmail. I don't want to delete the account, if only for the remaining web-services and ...
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Show text part of a multipart email in Gmail

An email sent with Content-Type of 'multipart/alternative' (often) contains two copies of the email: one html, one plaintext. Gmail displays the html version of the email by default, but how do I ...
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How to configure Gmail so that filtered user gets an NDR (non-deliverable receipt) or “bounce” message

Someone is sending our public email address a lot of rude email. Basically, stuff filled with threats, expletives, insults and offensive jargon. I know how to set up a filter in Gmail so that all ...
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Send mail from a Gmail catch all address

I just recently set up Google Apps (Standard) on my domain, and I have a catch-all e-mail address on it that I pull e-mail from locally, so I can easily receive e-mail to anything@example.com. Now I ...
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Anti spam temporary e-mail service [closed]

Please list some web apps that allows you either to create temporarily forwarding addresses (like mailexspire) use anonymous inboxes (like mailinator) As always with such lists: one service per ...
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Creating a filter in Gmail that applies more that one label

I've been using Filters for a while in Gmail but have always been wondering if such a feature is available. Is it possible to somehow have a Gmail filter apply more than one label? As you can see ...
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How do I import email from another email account into my Gmail account?

I have another email account with another email provider which is not GMail, but I want to import that email into Gmail. Is it possible to do this?
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Do email services send sender's IP address?

If I'm going to receive/send email through Gmail/Hotmail/Yahoo, would I be able to see the IP of the sender? I know there's nothing to do with the IP but would it give away the location from where I'm ...
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How can I find a message by Message-ID in Gmail?

For archival purposes, I am storing a list of emails. I would like to be able to later find a particular message in my Gmail account. A unique message identifier is its Message-ID. However Gmail does ...
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Saving a GMail attachment to Google Docs

Is there a way to save an email attachment in GMail to Google Docs?
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Does email from one Gmail account to another ever leave the Gmail system?

I ask because I connect to Gmail over HTTPS and if emails sent from one account to another (or the same account, just to back something up) don't actually leave Google then it's end-to-end email ...
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Is Google's Gmail service for my own domain free? I thought it was $50 per domain? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Free Google Apps could not be found Is Google's Gmail service for my own domain free? I thought it was $50 per domain. I want to use it for my custom domain's email ...
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Only display email in `To` field when sending a Gmail message

I often name people in my Gmail account's contact with the "funny" name(s) that remind me of who they are like Smith from Company A, Smith Funny, Smith big head, etc. When sending message in Gmail, ...
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Re-Associate YouTube Account

My YouTube account, which I use actively (both for watching and posting videos), is currently associated with my old AOL address. When I sign in to YouTube, that's what I use in the "username" field. ...
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Reprocess mail archive for spam

I have a huge archive containing some giga of mail. Once, when I didn't have Gmail, I didn't filter them for spam, so now I have massive spam into it. Is there a way to let Gmail (or some other ...
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Reject an email addressed to too many recipients in Gmail

Is there anyway to reject an email that is addressed to more than 5 recipients and have it bounce back to the sender with gmail? This is a long shot. Essentially I just don’t like receiving these “hey ...
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Gmail: Reply as email address the message was sent to [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I get GMail to make the default address I’m sending an email from be the same as the To address in a reply? I use different addresses in my Gmail account, for ...
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Forward Email as RSS

I'm receiving a weekly google alert to my gmail account which I would like to post as an RSS feed, so people can subscribe to this same alert as a weekly update. Anyone know where I can forward this ...
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Can a few employees share the same inbox in Gmail?

I am administrator for a shop. We have a few employees but we use one email address for customers, shop@example.com It would be nice to organize this in some way so that the employees can have their ...
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Service to monitor pages for changes

I'm looking for a service that will monitor a page, e.g. an classified site on a regular interval (around 1h) and email me the changes on that page.
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Schedule an email to send at a specific date

How do you set up a service to schedule email sending? I want to send a mail on a specific date and I have tried Gmail, Yahoo! and Zimbra. I didn't find any options to send an email automatically ...