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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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How can I set a Gmail filter that finds email sent “only to me”?

I want to create a filter for all email sent by me only to me. I do that because when I have a note that I want to remember, I send it to myself. I want to label all those notes so I can find them ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I remotely log out of Gmail?

Is there any way to remotely sign out of Gmail? I logged onto Gmail on a public computer but I don't remember if I logged out. Is there any way to force that computer to logout without going back to ...
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How to hide contacts from Hangouts within Gmail

I use Hangouts within Gmail, I do not use any other client. I would like to know if there is any way to remove or hide contacts from the Hangouts chat list. I don't want to block the contacts, but ...
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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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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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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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How do I switch between Gmail tabs using keyboard shortcuts?

Now that Gmail has rolled out tab groupings of my email, I have two (or more) additional places to clear of new messages. Unfortunately, in their tour of the feature, they didn't seem to mention ...
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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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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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How do I recover my Google password or username?

I have forgotten the password or username for my Google account, or I'm unable to access my account for other reasons. How can I recover my account? This Q&A is meant as a general description ...
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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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What causes the infinite redirect loop when I login to Gmail? How do I fix it?

Of course I can't reproduce it now! However, about 20% of the time I try to login to my Gmail account (because my wife is logged into her), it gets stuck in an infinite redirect loop. I always end up ...
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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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Keyboard shortcut to sign out of Gmail

Is there a keyboard shortcut that will sign me out of Gmail?
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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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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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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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“Google Calendar invitations cannot be forwarded via email.” - why, and how to workaround?

Several people in my organisation get this message in the following set up: x@institution.edu (using Google apps) forwards everything to y@gmail.com Someone invites x@institution.edu While logged in ...
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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 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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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 show all archived messages in Gmail?

How do we search for all our archived messages in Gmail? Non-archived messages should not be displayed, Only the archived messages should be shown.
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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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Removing someone from Gmail chat list

How do I remove someone from my Gmail chat list, but not from my Gmail contacts? Please note that blocking is not an option, as I want to allow the person to invite me on chat later if he wants.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to add filter and label to group in Gmail contacts?

I have my Gmail contacts sorted into groups. In my mail I also have labels associated with filters-for specific people I have a filter associated with a label. For the filter creation, how do I ...