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Gmail rejects SMTP password with 2-factor authentication

I am using the Mail app on Mac OS X to access my Gmail account using 2-factor authentication. The app is configured with an application-specific password and it works fine for a few days: email can be ...
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Sending a new mail with another email as an attachment in Gmail

How do I attach an email from a previous conversation or mail to a new message in Gmail? Forwarding isn't feasible as I need to attach more than one email in a new message to my client. Is there any ...
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Forwarding as attachment instead of inline using the GMail web client

Everytime someone sends a mail to my company's support email address, it reaches my boss. He then forwards the mails to whoever of us he thinks could be helpful, usually with a message like "Could you ...
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How do I execute a filter in Gmail for the current email in my inbox?

I know how to create a filter and once it's created it will execute this filter on all incoming mail. However is there a way to execute this filter on what I already have received?
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Can I use Gmail for my email domain?

I use my own domain for email, so that I can use multiple email addresses when shopping online, subscribing, etc. These are all redirected to Gmail. I have created some addresses under that domain ...
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Is it possible to forward all Gmail messages to another account *including* spam?

It's simple to set Gmail to forward all incoming mail to another account. However, the spam filtering is done before that takes place, so any messages that Gmail considers spam will end up in the ...
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Access Gmail Chat without opening Gmail?

I seem to recall there's a URL you can use to access Gmail Chat directly without having the whole Gmail window. Does anyone know the URL?
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Is there any way to send an email from a Gmail plus address?

I know that I can sign up to a service using user+foo@example.com, the question I have is how can I send an email from this same address?
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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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Send urgent mail in Gmail

Is it possible to set the "urgent" flag in Gmail for outgoing mail? I'd like to be able to flag time-sensitive emails as such.
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Can I access GMail through SSL?

Is there a way to access GMail securely over SSL?
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Is there a way customize priority inbox like this?

I would like to customize the priority inbox of my Google Apps email. The top section is already "Important and unread" and the bottom section "Everything else". In the middle I would like to have ...
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What is the keyboard shortcut for 'Mark as read' in GMail?

In the new Yahoo! mail I can select multiple checkboxes against my email subjects and press k to perform the action Mark as read. Is there a similar alternative in GMail?
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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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Can you make Gmail show plain text only messages in fixed-width font?

Is it possible to make Gmail display messages with only text/plain content using a constant width font? To clarify, I'd still prefer multipart/alternative messages with an HTML part to be shown in ...
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Insert a table in Gmail

How can I create a table in a Gmail message? I've currently got the data in a Google Docs spreadsheet, but copying and pasting that into the Gmail editor just pastes tab-delimited columns, not a ...
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In Gmail, how do I set the default email address for a contact that has two email addresses?

When I enter the person's name in the To field, the auto-complete comes up, and lists the several email addresses that I have for this person. The first email address that it lists, is not the one ...
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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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Creating a filter in Gmail that applies more than 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 disable the spam filter in Gmail?

I'd like to disable the spam filter in Gmail, how can I do this?
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Can I control how often Gmail polls POP3 accounts for incoming mail?

I use Gmail to handle my mail, but it's mostly imported by Gmail from an external POP3 account. Normally this works fine, but I;ve had some instances where Gmail has gone almost 24 hours without even ...
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In Gmail, can I base my “send from” address on a filter?

In short: In Gmail, is there a way to let the "send from" address change automatically depending on which of my accounts it was sent to? In long: I recently joined a team (of developers) and they ...
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How do I just show online people in Gmail Hangout (formerly Talk/chat)?

The new Google Hangouts in Gmail option seems interesting, and while it shows my most recent contacts, most of them aren't online (some never are because of the Google account they use). Can I sort ...
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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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Can I see only mail I have archived in Gmail?

In Gmail, the inbox view only contains mail which has not been archived. I'm looking for a particular conversation I had with someone a while ago to find a quote, but I can't remember the exact topic ...
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Gmail: Filtering subjects with NOT(-)

I want to filter every message that is sent to a mailing list, except those that begin(or just contain) "Re:" In "Has the words" I've put. subject:(mailing-list) subject:(-re) However that will ...
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How to access Google Apps mail from within personal Gmail account

I have a personal Gmail account which I use for personal mails and a Google Apps mail account by my employer which I use for my professional mails. It want to access my Google Apps mails from my ...
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Using a custom star type with a Gmail filter

I have set up a Gmail filter that marks all incoming mail from a certain mailing list with a star. Right now, the filter automatically applies the standard yellow star. How can I set it to use the ...
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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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Can I re-create deleted Gmail accounts?

A long time ago, I created a Google mail account. I fell for a trap that was common back then (not sure how it is nowadays) and ended up with two Google accounts—one for Gmail (using the Gmail email ...
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Gmail: Is it possible to send email to many people but different recipients see their own address only in the “To:” field?

I am looking for a way in Gmail to send group email to multiple recipients, but each recipient only sees his/her own email address in the "To:" field. I know I can put all recipients' email addresses ...
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Snail animation in Gmail chat

I resized the chat window, and this snail appeared (also with animation): Why did it appear? What's its significance?
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Can I form a direct URL to a particular Gmail account?

Since Gmail implemented multiple sign-on, I have been unable to create a bookmark URL that will always go to my "@gmail.com" inbox. For hosted domains, it's easy enough to make the bookmark URL: ...
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Is it possible to check Microsoft Exchange mail from Gmail?

My company mail is set up using Microsoft Exchange Server. Is it possible to check/import such emails into my Gmail account?
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How to fix smilies in Gmail showing as “J”

Is there a way to fix smilies in received emails that looks like "J" in Gmail? Other mail clients (such as Outlook) changes ":)" to smile character in Wingdings font that is letter "J". Although, in ...
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Can I have Gmail notify me when it is unable to retrieve mail from my other accounts?

Is there a way to get Gmail to notify me when it is unable to retrieve mail from my other accounts? I have Gmail checking several accounts (under Settings → Accounts & Import), but on ...
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How do I free up my Gmail's storage? [duplicate]

I've used up 30% of my storage already. With the rate I am going, this might reach the limit soon. I want to free up some of the useless or duplicate stuff (mostly attachments) that I have on my ...
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Does Google read my email?

I'm considering getting a Gmail account. I've always been hesitant about privacy with Google, though, and especially with the new privacy policy (which is hard to understand), I have some questions: ...
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In Gmail, how can I find the oldest message from a person?

I want to find the first message that a specific person sent me, but I don't know when that was - except that it was ages ago. I know I can use the search operator from:janedoe but the result is ...
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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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New “View Order” button in Google Mail

Just checked my email after making an order at Amazon.com and saw a small "View Order" button in the subject line. I tried to look up whether this is a new feature or not but couldn't find anything. ...
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What's the difference between the 'Move to' and 'Apply label' features in Gmail?

I'm confused about the Move to and Labels feature in Gmail. What's the difference between the two? Why does the Move to option not appear sometimes?
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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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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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How can I get around giving my mobile phone number to Google?

When I want to register an account with Gmail now, it says "Google will send a text message containing a verification code to your mobile phone." I don't want to give Google my mobile phone number!! ...
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How can I disable the CMD + ENTER Gmail “send email” shortcut?

On a Mac, hitting Cmd+Enter will send the current message (on Windows it is Ctrl+Enter). I’m constantly hitting this accidentally and sending emails before I’m done with them. Usually, it’s because ...
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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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Is there a way to display the number of messages for any label in the Gmail label list?

The Gmail sidebar displays the list of our labels (or some of them, according to settings). Next to every label name there is a number showing how many unread messages we have for that label. Is ...
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Does Gmail use Flash?

I'm curious, sometimes I'm working on Gmail (using Google Chrome), and Flash Player crashes. When this happens my YouTube video tab stop shows the video, and Gmail doesn't stop, but it does show the ...
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Difference between “Important” and “Starred” message

What is the difference between "Important" and "Starred" message in Gmail Priority Inbox?