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How can I encrypt emails sent through Gmail?

What's the best solution for encrypting emails sent from within Gmail. This could be a browser extension, a GreaseMonkey script, or something else. I realize that whoever is receiving the email will ...
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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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When is it okay to use “label:”, “in:”, or “is:” in a Gmail Filter?

When you try to use any of the queries label:, in:, or is: in a Gmail filter, you will see the following warning: Warning: Filter searches containing "label:", "in:", or "is:" criteria are not ...
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Attach multiple files to an email from Google Docs

I want to email two files as attachments to a single email in Gmail without downloading them from Google Docs. When viewing all items in Docs, the "Email as attachment" item is disabled in the Share ...
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Filtering Gmail for emails that include a plus sign

I know you can filter emails in Gmail by utilizing plus signs (e.g., bob+something@gmail.com). But is there a way to filter for the opposite - that is, include emails in gmail only where a plus sign ...
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How to highlight emails from particular friend in Gmail?

I want to highlight all the emails that came from a particular friend. How can I do that in Gmail?
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Is it possible to sort your email in Gmail by something other than the date received?

I want to sort my email in Gmail by the sender, rather than the date received, is there a way to do this?
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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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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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Searching GMail for messages without a particular label

I need to find, in GMail, a list of all my unread messages — which I can get via is:unread or label:unread or l:^u — which do not have the label "ZDNet." In other words, my requirement is ...
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Does Gmail support return receipt?

Does Gmail support return receipt of an email ?
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Where can I see the date I created my Gmail account?

Well, it's a long time I'm using my Gmail account. Today, I had a talk with my friends about the date we created our Gmail accounts and we all had some guesses about it. Is there any option in Gmail ...
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Does Gmail, Google Docs & Google Calendar Offline work with Offline Storage in Firefox 4 and above?

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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Is there a way to make phone calls from Gmail when the new hangouts is enabled?

Gmail currently provides free domestic calling for users in the US and Canada, directly in the Gmail interface. It uses the Google Video Chat plugin to allow voice calls to be made to regular phone ...
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Forwarding emails from outlook.com to Gmail

I need to forward e-mails to my Gmail account from outlook.com (due to their IMAP lack), but I don't find the option in the settings or anywhere—their layout is highly unintuitive. Note: Please note ...
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Guidelines on email formatting to make contents Google Calendar friendly

Does Google provide any documented, official recommendations about how to format an email that will easily import the event into a user's Google Calendar? Let's say that I want to send an email about ...
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Keyboard shortcut to change Right-to-left status in Gmail

Is there a keyboard shortcut (or a Greasemonkey script that adds this keyboard shortcut), to make a certain paragraph right-to-left, or left-to-right in gmail? This question in the official gmail ...
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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 password protect an email in Gmail?

I want to send a password protected email using gmail. Yes I Know I could attach a document, and protect that instead, but I would like to protect the email body, if that is possible?
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How can I stop Gmail from serving me auto translations based on my IP address?

When I go to Gmail website (FireFox, if this info is needed) with a different IP (IP from Germany), they automatically translate the page to German. How do I stop this behavior (in other words I want ...
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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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Can I use one-time passwords with Gmail?

I am about to leave for a trip. During this trip, I would have to connect to my Gmail account, and I'm totally unhappy to type my password using public, unsecured machines, potentially having ...
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How can I use the normal (desktop) Gmail on an iPad?

When I use Gmail on the iPad via Safari, I get a -to me- unusable version of Gmail like the image below: Is there a way I can get the normal desktop view on my iPad? (Note: the bottom row as shown ...
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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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How can I only search the Primary inbox in GMail?

With the new GMail inbox, I've gotten into the habit of ignoring everything that's not in the Primary inbox. I don't care about anything that's in any of the other inboxes (inboxen?). When I search ...
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Create Task from Email in Gmail

Is it possible to create a new Google Tasks entry from an email in Gmail? Use case: create a reminder/task to respond to an email on a certain day.
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How to change a contact's autocomplete email order in Gmail?

I have always been under the impression that the order of email addresses for a contact is the order in which their autocomplete suggestions will pop up. So if I have a contact with multiple email ...
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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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Keyboard shortcut to sign out of Gmail

Is there a keyboard shortcut that will sign me out of 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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Search for “!” in Gmail subject

Does anyone know if in Gmail you can search all messages that have an exclamation mark in the subject? I would like to create a filter that adds a red ! label to the messages that have an exclamation ...
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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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Creating Google Calendar event from received Gmail message

Is it possible to create a calendar appointment from an email message? I'm sure in the past it would give you a link in the right column if it detected a date in the message, but this no longer seems ...
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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 ...
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In Gmail, is the “always display images from” option safe?

I know that it is possible for a spammer to generate an email that claims to be from a certain sender, regardless of whether it actually is. They could use that to send me mail purporting to be from ...
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Any plugin to control GMail message editor with keyboard?

I want to use GMail's various rich-text capabilities with the keyboard. For example, I want to type Ctrl + M to indent, Ctrl + Shift + M to dedent, and do all the other actions (like adding a link or ...
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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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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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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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How to implement a white-list-based system in Gmail?

Is there a way to implement a whitelist-based system in Gmail? Specifically: all messages coming from addresses in a "white list" get through; all messages coming that are responses in a ...
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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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Several Gmail accounts sharing one email address

In our company, using Google Apps, we need that everyone can check one special email address. What I did was to create a group for that special address and added everyone to that group so that all of ...
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Is it possible to access multiple Gmail accounts concurrently?

Related: How to Manage Multiple GMail Accounts on the Same PC/Browser? I used to be able to access my primary Gmail account, as well as two Google Apps accounts concurrently in the same browser ...
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Why doesn't the Gmail “mute” button show up for me?

In Gmail, there's a nice feature where you can "mute" a thread so that new replies on it no longer get marked as new, so that you aren't bothered by them any more. (Supposedly. I've never actually ...
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Advanced Gmail filter criteria

I have a couple on-going conversation threads in Gmail with a number of different people. Is there a way to setup a filter so that it will add a label if the body of any new, unread email contains my ...
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How can I bind Ctrl + L to “Create Link” in Gmail?

While composing a message in Gmail is there a way to create a keyboard shortcut that will create a new link by pressing the CTRL+L combination? When I want to create a link in sites like Stack ...
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Stop Gmail from automatically creating contacts

Gmail really likes to make contacts for me and stick them in my "All Contacts" list. I'd much rather manage my contacts myself and only add people when I want to specifically do so. (Actually, I ...
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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 ...