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Merge two Gmail accounts or make one an alias of the other

How do I merge two Gmail accounts, or at least have one be an alias for another? I have two Gmail accounts: email1@gmail.com email2@gmail.com I would like some way to merge both of these accounts ...
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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Gmail keeps populating the To field with an out of date e-mail address that I no longer contact.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 block “via” senders in Gmail

I have this annoying problem in Gmail. Spammers are by-passing the Gmail spam filters and are so clever that I am not able to create a manual filter of my own to block them. They are sending me junk ...
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Stopping spam emails in Gmail by pattern

There is a this spammer with maybe a 100+ fake emails. The pattern is as follows: jobsnext130@yahoo.in, jobsnext131@yahoo.in and so on. Essentially, jobsnext(a number)@yahoo.in I have tried to stop ...
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How does one check what websites a person logs into using their Google account?

When you create Stack Exchange accounts and you want them tied to a Google account, when you log into your Google account you get taken to a separate page where it asks for permission and whether you ...
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Change subject line in new Gmail compose window

With the old compose format, there is a section to edit the subject line. However, I'm not seeing this with the new compose window - am I missing something?
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Regain access to my broken Gmail account from Temporary Error 500, Numeric Code 93

Since August 1st I've been getting this error when trying to login to my gmail account: Temporary Error (500) We’re sorry, but your Gmail account is temporarily unavailable. We apologize for ...
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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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How do I get the sidebar in Gmail to expand like old times?

I recently switched to the redesigned version of Gmail (aka Gmail's new look) and I'm loving it. However, one of the changes I noticed is that the bar on the left side (which has a list of all my ...
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Insert HTML markup into Gmail signature

Is there any way to add HTML markup signature in Gmail settings? I mean, insert some HTML markup without using rich editor, just inserting HTML?
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In Gmail, how can I have customized signatures based on the From: address?

In Gmail, I have a number of accounts that I can choose to send from. (Old e-mail address, one used just for gaming, one for my blog, etc.) How can I have a unique signature for each depending on ...
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Running Out of Space on GMail, Now What?

I have a personal account that's running out of space (mostly due to family members emailing huge pictures). I plan to move those all to Flickr, but in the mean time, what will happen when my GMail ...
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Attach a vCard of a Google contact in an email

This is related to Exporting a single Google contact as a vCard in that it would remove a step from the most common case use of that question. Lets say I have two friends, Alice and Bob. Lets say ...
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Is it possible to only use Google Apps for Gmail?

I am interested in using Gmail via Google apps for my domain. I have had success with the emails but not with the website portion. My question is would it be possible to only use Gmail Google Apps as ...
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Setting up an out-of-office automatic vacation response in Gmail

We use Gmail for official mail and we need to notify when someone is on vacation. Where in the inbox settings do we set up an out-of-office, or vacation, responder that will send an email on our ...
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Gmail / Google Contacts: Is it possible to select Contacts in 2 specific Groups? Or Contacts in 1 specific Group and not another specific Group?

Question 1: In Gmail / Google Contacts, let's say I have 12 contacts in Group A and 8 contacts in Group B. 4 contacts are in both Group A and Group B. Is there a way I can filter to get results of ...
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How to add an image to my gmail signature?

I know there is a plugin for Firefox but is there any other way to create a signature in gmail that includes an image?
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What happens in Gmail when emails are deleted from my inbox?

When I delete an email from my Gmail inbox, is it also deleted and removed from the servers at Google? This is to say that I deleted them it knowing that I wanted to and was sure and that I don't ...
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Is there a shortcut to Gmail Contacts?

I often update my contact list. Currently I have to Open Gmail Open contacts link Is there a quicker way to do this?
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Detecting IP address in Google Talk/Mail

I apologize if this is too generic or wrong place to ask this question but I really want to know if it is possible to find the IP address/location of a person you are chatting with using gmail or ...
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How can I change the name associated with my Gmail Account?

If I go into Settings > Accounts and Import, under Send mail as I see the name associated with my account. I would like to change this. If I click Edit Info, I see that the name is selected and it ...
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How to use GPG with Gmail?

I would like to read and write GPG encrypted mails within Gmail. I found FireGPG, but the support for Gmail has been discontinued (and I am using Google Chrome as a browser). What is the most ...
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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 to use Gmail's “Send Mail As” with another Gmail account through SMTP without “On Behalf Of”?

Related to this question, I want to remove the "On Behalf Of" when I send an email from another Gmail account via the web ui. So, as of now, my email is being shown as From emailA@gmail.com on behalf ...
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How do I migrate a Gmail account to a Google Apps Account?

I've had a regular Gmail account for years. I recently obtained a personal domain and set up Google Apps on it (the free version). I would like to migrate as much as possible of my existing Gmail ...
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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 the Chat box from the left pane on Gmail

I don't ever use the chat feature of Gmail. Is there a way to get rid of the chat box on the left side? I can minimize it, but it still shows my name and the "Search, add, or invite" textbox. I can ...
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How to paste raw HTML into an email in Gmail?

I would like to send an HTML Newsletter from my Gmail account. I have the raw HTML, but how can I paste it into the editor, so Gmail will recognize it as HTML? Is this even possible?
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How do I organize my labels in Gmail?

I have more than 100 labels in my Gmail account. They are currently displayed as a long list on the left side of the screen, and it's becoming quite difficult to use. Is there a way I can group ...
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Add an Event to Google Calender by Sending an Email

Is there any way to add an event to my google calendar by sending an email somewhere? To be clear, I want the event to be created by the simple act of sending the email, I do not want to have to ...
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Webapp to delete certain Gmail messages older than n days?

I need to delete certain Gmail messages older than n days (I can get the whole set though a search string). I know this is not possible directly within Gmail (see for instance this question) so I am ...
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2answers
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How can I reorder Gmail filters?

I have more than 20 filters, how can I easily reorder them?
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Did the receiver open the mail?

With Gmail, is there some way to do that check?
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How to show messages whose only label is “Inbox”?

I have a ton of labels. How do I tell Gmail to show all messages which are in my INBOX and have no label?
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How do I set up a small mailing list / newsletter with Gmail?

Can I setup kind of a mailing list / newsletter from my Gmail / GApps account?
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How to use boolean AND and NOT operators in Gmail search

I'm trying to find mails that have one address in the recipients but another not in it. I'm trying things like from:address1@gmail.com and not from:address2@gmail.com and from:(address1@gmail.com and ...
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2answers
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Put together several messages into one conversation in Gmail

I think Gmail is the first webmail provider that features the Conversation -- having only one mailbox entry for messages in the same thread. Neat. However, a downside to this is that when you edit ...
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Does Gmail, Google Docs & Google Calendar Offline work with Offline Storage in Firefox?

I currently use Google Gears with Gmail and Google Calendar to keep an offline copy of my mail and calendar. I use Firefox 3.6, but I'm looking at upgrading to Firefox 4. I read that HTML5 has ...
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Does marking an email as spam in Gmail affect the filter for everyone?

If I mark something as spam in Gmail, does that modify only my spam filter or does it affect the spam filter for other users?
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Automatic labels in Gmail?

Is there some way to make Gmail apply a label to incoming mail automatically based on the sender? For instance if Bob is my client, and all contact I have with Bob is work-related, can I make Gmail ...
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In Gmail, how do I create a contact from a recipient of an email?

In Gmail, how do I create a contact from a recipient of an email? For sender, there is 'Add to Contact List' but there doesn't appear to be anything similar for the To: or Cc: fields. Is there an ...
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How to mark as unread just one message and not the entire conversation in Gmail

Sometimes I want to mark just one message as unread and not tue entire conversation, so when I open the conversation only the unread message is readily visible (like when new messages are added to a ...
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Attach files from Google Docs directly from Gmail

This question may in some respect, resemble Attach multiple files to an email from Google Docs, but the answers there didn't answer my question. I often find myself wanting to attach documents stored ...
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Can you create rules in Gmail?

In MS Outlook, you can create rules so different kinds of mail can go in different folders. Can you do the same thing in Gmail, so all your emails from a list go in a specific subfolder instead of ...
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Creating a second Gmail account for support and to keep email separate

I want to create a second Gmail account to help contain some of my freelance/side work versus it all going to my main email address. Stories like this ...
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Search by thread rather than email in Gmail

Gmail seems to have a flaw insofar as it acts as though tags apply only to the first email in a thread rather than to the whole thread (or to all emails in a thread). This means that if I send an ...
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How can I edit SmartLabel filters in Gmail?

I'm using the Gmail labs feature which adds SmartLabels such as "Promotion" and "Social Update" to relevant emails. I would like all SmartLabel emails archived/inbox skipped and all given a label ...
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Gmail warns of “ unusual activity” but no other IP addresses but my own have been logged by them

This morning I tried to log in to my Gmail account only to discover it was locked due to "unusual activity detected". It gave me the option to verify my account via phone, which I did, and I got ...
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How can I read an IMAP account via Gmail?

Is it possible to read an IMAP email address via my Gmail account? According to the docs I have found they only seem to support reading of POP3, but I find that a bit weird?
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Display mail size in Gmail

As I'm running out of space I need to delete space wasting mails. Is there any option in Gmail that adds a size column in the mail list or even sorts them by size?