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Are deleted Gmail messages deleted from Google servers?

When I delete an email message from my Gmail inbox, is it also deleted and removed from the servers at Google? This is to say that I deleted it knowing that I wanted to and was sure and that I don't ...
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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 do I retrieve a message I accidentally archived in Gmail?

I was trying to mark an email as "Important" in Gmail and accidentally archived it. Now I cannot locate it, since there is no "archive" label anywhere. How do I get it back?
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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 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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How to set up Gmail to show more than 20 results per page when searching?

I've configured Gmail to show 100 messages per page when I view my inbox, and this was pretty straightforward. But when I search for something, it still shows 20 results per page. Can I set this to ...
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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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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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Is there any way to get access to an attachment Gmail regards as a virus?

Gmail seems to have deleted the attachment of an email I had sent to myself a while after I sent it. The reason Gmail hints at is that the file is detected as a virus (it's not): is there any way to ...
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Is there a way to avoid “+canned.response” in the email address using Gmail's canned response feature

If I set up a filter and send it a canned response, Gmail appends +canned.response to my username in the reply. For example, given the filter "from:foo@example.com to:me@example.com" set up to send a ...
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Automated solution 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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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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Did the receiver open the mail?

With Gmail, is there some way to do that check?
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Forward only important mail in Gmail

Is there a way to forward (or to get in any other way) the important mail as they arrive (or shortly after that) from the priority inbox to another mail account without forwarding the unimportant ...
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Automatic Gmail labels based on sender

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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How can I filter incoming email based on plus addressing in Gmail?

I currently have some basic filters in Gmail, but the other day I heard someone mention you could use a plus sign in your address to filter incoming email? Can someone elaborate?
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How do I delete attachments, in bulk, from messages in Gmail?

I'd like to free up some storage space and delete attachments from most/all the messages in my Gmail. I've long since downloaded and used any attachments I need or care to keep. How can I delete ...
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Gmail account is full and can not free space by deleting emails

Need help! My e-mail at work is at 99.9% full. I can’t delete anymore messages to free up space, and the storage that is available for sale through Google does not apply to Gmail. What can I do to ...
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How do I work around labels being applied to individual messages and not conversations in Gmail?

There are numerous reports of issues with Gmail labels, stars, unreads, message counts, and generally searching or counting combinations of these. Many of these seem to come from a common cause. I ...
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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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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 to filter messages with animated emoji in the subject in Gmail?

I was trawling through my spam folder (which I rarely do, because Gmail rarely has false positives) and I noticed something interesting: Something like over half of the messages have at least one ...
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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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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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Gmail Video Chat Tester Bot?

For instance in Skype I have such as service in my contacts list called "Echo / Sound Test Service" which you can call up, record a message, and it play the message back. Does anyone know if there is ...
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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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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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How to forward all email messages under a particular label in Gmail to another person?

Does anyone know how to forward all email messages under a particular label in Gmail to another person? I have 105 email messages that I managed under the label "Stumble Upon" and now I want to send ...
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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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Google Contacts - how to see which contacts aren't in a group?

In Google Contacts/Gmail you can assign a contact to a group (or more than one group). I use this so that on my Android phone I can filter the list of contacts down to just Work colleagues, just ...
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Why won't my Gmail signature show up in replies to new senders?

I set up a Gmail signature under settings, and it pops up automatically when I compose a new email. However, if someone emails me and I respond to them, it isn't automatically added to my response, ...
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Auto delete spam email from a domain in Gmail

I want to auto delete email from the spam folder if they are from a particular domain, is it possible? For example, if an email message is marked as SPAM and it is from example.com, don't keep it in ...
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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 to have emails matching a specific gmail filter sent as SMS to a mobile device?

So in some cases I receive an email that I would like to know about immediately. Regardless of whether or not my phone has email abilities, SMS messages coming to my mobile are much more in your ...
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How do I do a mail merge with Gmail?

How do I do a mail merge with Gmail?
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How can I use Gmail to look like a company email address?

I can create an email address like myname@companyname.com but I am not sure how to send emails from it. So, it is possible to just use Gmail and make it appear as though you are sending email from ...
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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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Matching Gmail filters on BCC mail

I am using Google Apps for Domains to handle my personal email. I have the following filter configured: Matches: to:(username@example.com) Do this: Skip Inbox, Mark as read, Delete it Here is the ...
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Gmail “Send Mail As” from a Google Apps account, using an alias

I have two Google mail accounts: my main account (myself@gmail.com) and a Google Apps account (myself@g.mydomain.com). I would like to use my primary gmail.com address to sign in and receive all mail, ...
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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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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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Is there a way to not have the new gmail Signature add “--” before it?

Gmail now supports multiple rich-text signatures. However it prepends "--" before the signature. Is there a way to disable this?
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I need to send an email to everyone I've ever sent mail to

So it looks like my gmail account was compromised yesterday and "I" sent a spam message out to not just everyone in my contacts, but everyone I've ever sent e-mail to from that account. I'd like to ...
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How can I figure out which apps have access to my Gmail?

I authorized a few apps to work with Gmail. I want to figure out which ones and revoke permission. Do you know where I can find the list of those apps?
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When using Gmail with multiple accounts, should each account have a spam filter?

I currently have Gmail set up to read mail from several different accounts, most of them are other Gmail accounts. I'm wondering what the best way to set up the spam filters for these accounts is. Do ...