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Command line tools to access Gmail?

Are there some command line tools (or libraries) out there to access a gmail account, e.g. to read unread messages, download messages, etc.?
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Filter to move email to the “sent folder”

Is it possible to create a Gmail filter to redirect incoming email (those sent by me to me) to the "sent" folder? I use a VBA script to send email from Excel through smtp.googlemail.com. ...
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Is it possible to use Base64 image in Gmail Signature?

I couldn't get it working. Base64 is accepted at the time of creating signature & the image also displays in compose window, but recipient of email do not see any image. But it will be helpful ...
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Disable skipping of Inbox

I have a google group where we send reports to a larger audience. Anyone from the group can send these reports. We send it not from our individual gmail ids but from groups and unfortunately few of us ...
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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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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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I want to add my email account to Gmail and pickup IMAP mail

I have googled and read many instructions about this. However, I cannot seem to make this work and need a little assistance. I will explain what I need to happen below: My customer has a domain ...
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Gmail contact info on hover not working

The Gmail feature where in the inbox you can hover over the sender's name to reveal a contact pop-up with full address info no longer works on my Gmail account. Does anyone know how to restore that ...
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550 error when trying to set up Gmail to send mail as Hotmail

I'm trying to configure my Gmail account so that I can use it to send mail as my Microsoft address (let's say it's example@hotmail.com), but I'm getting a weird error. I've already gone into Gmail's ...
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Remove extra space to the right in Gmail

I have extra white space to the right on Gmail when I use the vertical split. It's where the "people" widget used to be, but I don't want the widget nor the space. I just want the email to use up all ...
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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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Suspicious Gmail and Google Docs access

For some time now, I'm noticing that a few of my Google Docs get accessed, yet I'm not accessing them myself, and they're not shared. I made a point of watching one of these documents and not touching ...
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Gmail account targeted by phishing scams

Yesterday I sent an email explaining some seo techniques to a client and today I got 2 emails from other gmail addresses that are clearly phishing scams that want me to purchase seo scripts. I do ...
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Google Drive files not showing in Gmail search results (Apps search feature dissapeared)

Some months ago i came here because I searched for something in Gmail I only got emails as the search results, my Google Drive files were not showing in the search results, I found out that the labs ...
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Reminder for Tasks in Gmail's Tasks list (Google)

Is it possible to assign a reminder to a task entry in the tasks list of my Gmail? I can see the tasks in the calendar, but I did not find how to add a reminder...
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How do I shrink the space on the right of the Gmail window after turning off “Chat”?

When I turn off Chat, the space on the right side of my Gmail Window is blank. I have vertical split enabled and want the text to fill the blank space. How do I shrink the space on the right of the ...
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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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Is it possible to use custom font in Gmail?

Gmail only provides these fonts: Sans Serif Serif Comic Sans MS Courier New Garamound Georgia Tahoma Trebuchet MS Verdana But I don't wanna use any of those. I want to use the font of my own ...
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Why is Gmail showing me a Skull?

I noticed today a skull at the bottom-right in my Gmail Inbox. This occurs at Google Chrome, Firefox and IE10. Why is this so? What does Component Spy Mole Component Spy Data Spy Channel ...
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Can I make Gmail empty my spam folder more regularly?

Gmail empties messages from the Spam folder every 30 days. This used to be fine for me as I was only getting a spam email every couple of days, which didn't particularly build up over time. I'm now ...
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Does Gmail auto delete junk/spam?

We've got several accounts running on Gmail / Google Apps for Business—these accounts have been alive for about 10–12 years (running on a different email provider). Because they've been around for so ...
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How to link or share an email in Gmail?

I often want to share an old email chain with a friend -- usually someone who was on on the chain in the first place. Is there an easy way to send a "link" or otherwise share that email?
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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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In GMail, is there any way to search for “long” emails that I have written?

Over the years, I've written a number of long emails to folks in GMail, and in some of them I think there were some interesting ideas I'd like to go back and look at and possibly do something with. ...
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How do I import mail from one Gmail account to another Gmail account?

If you google that question as is, you get a plethora of links and "how to's" on how to do it. This and this or this, are practically useless. They are badly written, some steps are "missing" (like ...
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How accurate is the Gmail account activity listing?

I have a Gmail account that I have been checking every day. When I click on the Details link (near the bottom of the page), and check the recent activity, sometimes the days on which I know I checked ...
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Gmail: How do I select a number of emails and then reply to them all with a canned response?

There are dozens of emails in my Gmail mailbox which I need to reply and I know what to reply just from reading subject. So, how do I select a number of emails and then reply to them all with a ...
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How to log out of Gmail of all devices from desktop

I'm logged in my Gmail account all the time with my cell phone. Tonight I lost my cell phone and would like to log off on all devices. Can I do this from my home computer after I log in to my Gmail ...
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Gmail email signature appeared out of the blue

I have a Gmail account and out of the blue when replying to a client, it added an email signature that I never created, not to mention it was filled with typos. It only happens with this one ...
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Not receiving all emails sent to my Google Apps account (via gmail)

I use Google Apps for my business. I route emails from my gapps email address to my personal email account on gmail by way of setting the personal account to check and receive email from the gapps ...
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Prevent Gmail telling me about an email that contains a virus or suspicious attachment?

I have a Gmail account which is set to pull in emails from an old POP3 account. For various reasons, I need to keep doing this. At least several times a day I will get the following email from "Gmail ...
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Can you have an image float to the left of the text in a Gmail signature?

I have a Google Apps e-mail account. I want to include the company logo to the left of my signature text. The only way I can find to do this so far is to build it so that the text is part of the ...
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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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Difference between “Important” and “Starred” message

What is the difference between "Important" and "Starred" message in Gmail Priority Inbox?
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How is stars different from labels in Gmail?

What is the point of having stars when we can already make our own labels? Aren't stars just another label? It would be interesting to see a use case where using stars is preferable to using labels.
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I changed my gmail primary account user name to my yahoo e-mail & nothing works [closed]

When I was asked about a recovery e-mail address for my Gmail account I added my yahoo account home e-mail address. This has become my primary (user name for my Gmail account & has locked up ...
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Using Gmail to send email from another address without setting the SPF record

I would like to use Gmail to send email from another email address such as john@mydomain.com so that the email sender will appear as john@mydomain.com when people receive my emails. I found the ...
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How do I prevent Google from killing access to sister/brother sites?

My free portfolio on google.com allows me partial functionality on some accounts. For instance: It allows me to use the Google Mail account almost without a hitch (at times Hangouts will simply ...
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Remove account from Google Account chooser

I've looked at several forums like this one and this one but since Google changes their interface every couple days, they're all wrong. Here's what my sign in page looks like today and I can't remove ...
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Is there a way to create new Category Tabs in GMail?

I love the idea of categories. Kind of like applied filters. I'd love to create my own custom applied filters as new categories, and be able to list those categories on the front page.
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Google Account without Gmail -> possible to obtain Gmail later?

If I create Google Account without Gmail today, will I be able to change my mind and acquire Gmail address in the future, keeping the same Google Account? (The last part is important because other ...
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How to sign in to YouTube and Google with different accounts?

One of my accounts got cancelled and I can't sign in to YouTube because it redirects me to the cancelled account page. Also I can't use the YouTube email as my main account. Is it possible to use one ...
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Exporting Gmail to local Outlook PST

I need to export out emails from Gmail to an Outlook PST file and it seems slow using this method—Outlook and IMAP/POP3 are kinda slow on archiving. Is there any other method than going through POP3 ...
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How to stay logged in to Gmail after shutdown?

If I'm logged in to Gmail, and then I shut down my computer — the next time I turn it on, I obviously get logged out. How could I keep myself logged in even after shutdown? (I'm using Chrome, ...
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You’re out of storage space and will soon be unable to send or receive emails until you free up space or purchase additional storage [duplicate]

I just logged-in to my Gmail and I saw following message: You’re out of storage space and will soon be unable to send or receive emails until you free up space or purchase additional storage. ...
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Deleted over 60k emails on Gmail, space usage still the same

I had 22GB of emails usage in Google. Then I went and deleted all emails bigger than 5M, then all with PPT or PPTX files. Then all from forums, promotions, updates and social. All in all over 60k ...
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How comment on Youtube without your name, but send from gmail with your name?

I have a friend whose Gmail account name is a fairly cryptic series of letters, and who filled out equally cryptic strings when Google asked for his first and last name, so that emails come from ...
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CNN's emails are marked as read and moved to Gmail's trash automatically

I'm subscribed to CNN breaking news, BreakingNews@mail.cnn.com, everytime I receive a mail from them, gmail marks it as read and moves it to trash immediately. I'm using this gmail checker, I hear ...
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What determines what page I see at gmail.com?

Usually, when I go to http://gmail.com, I get a login page. But sometimes, I get a page that tells me about Gmail’s features and invites me to sign up (with a smaller link to a login page).[1] I get ...
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Changing Gmail account belonging to my Google+ account

I've had the same Gmail account now for 5+ years. I have a Google+ account associated with that Gmail account. I want to change my email address, so I created a new Gmail account. How do I associate ...