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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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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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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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How to include random quotation in GMail signature

I have a file full of quotations that I would like to include in my GMail signature at random. Is there a way to do this? The random signature feature from Google Labs has been retired: ...
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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 not 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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Can I have Gmail overwrite a known email with my contact info when a name is not supplied?

I have to admit I was a little confused when I asked this question, as I thought that it was my Gmail where names and email addresses were connected. But of course, it's not the local Gmail client ...
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Can you send SMS messages using your Google Voice number from Gmail?

Google Voice allows you to send text messages to/from an assigned local telephone number. Unfortunately, it's interface for doing so is rather poor in my opinion. Gmail has a much better interface ...
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Equivalent of 'archive' for priority inbox \ multiple inbox

I'm using multiple inbox to split between my general mail and work related mail (which has a specific label) To avoid seeing the work mail also in the inbox section, I archive the mail labeled work. ...
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How can I customise Gmail Priority Inbox to show multiple labels (or nested labels) in one section?

I have nested labels (Work, Work/Brighton, Work/London). When I select the parent label "Work" for a section, the children "Work/Brighton" and "Work/London" are not automatically added to that section ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Re-Associate YouTube Account

My YouTube account, which I use actively (both for watching and posting videos), is currently associated with my old AOL address. When I sign in to YouTube, that's what I use in the "username" field. ...
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How do I add automatically labels to the incoming emails in my Gmail account? [duplicate]

How do I add labels to incoming emails that I am sending to myself. I saw somewhere that it is possible to send emails to myself using specially formatted email addresses that are containing the ...
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Forward Email as RSS

I'm receiving a weekly google alert to my gmail account which I would like to post as an RSS feed, so people can subscribe to this same alert as a weekly update. Anyone know where I can forward this ...
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Remove the name of the recipient from Gmail’s autocomplete

When Gmail autocompletes a recepient's email it goes something like: "John Stewart" <john@stewart.net>,. Can I force Gmail to remove the name (John Stewart) and leave only the email? For ...
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Gmail - problem with Hangout and filters

I've set up filter in Gmail to label all mails/chats/hangouts with my wife. Filter is quite simple: from:her-email-address@gmail.com set label "Wife" never send to spam But now every ...
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How can I remove all traces of my original gmail address from a 'send mail as' alias?

Background: Forwarding custom domain's email to and from gmail I've got a personal gmail account that I've had for many years at example@gmail.com. Of course, the address isn't 'example', it's ...
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Gmail Filtering: How to filter by messages, not by conversation?

I have been emailing my Gmail account error messages from a project I am working on. I am trying to use GMail filters/labels to sort out the class of errors. But because the subject line is ...
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Manually setting “in-reply-to” mail header with gmail

I'm using the gmail web interface, and I've happened to read an online mailing list archive. I want to reply to a specific message of a user, and I already know its message-id. To make my reply be ...
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Using Launchy to search Gmail

I use the Weby extension for Launchy to do custom searches. I should be able to search Gmail like this using this search definition Mail http://mail.google.com/a/caudillweb.com/#search/%1 ...
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How can you transfer your playlists from one YouTube account to other? [duplicate]

How can you transfer your playlists from one YouTube account to other YouTube account? I sign under different names in Gmail.
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How do I free up my Gmail's storage?

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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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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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 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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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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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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Can I customize the Gmail missing attachment alerter?

I often forget attachments. I have the alert on, but I tend to use "Here is the document" instead of a variation of "attach" as in "The document is attached". Can I add the phrase "here is" to the ...
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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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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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How to easily disable Gmail signature on a per message basis [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: In Gmail, how can I have customized signatures based on the From: address? I have Gmail set up to fetch also my work email account so I can have all my email in one app. ...
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Auto CC all outgoing mail [duplicate]

Is there a way to auto CC to a specific email adress all outgoing emails from a Gmail account? I tried doing it with a filter but I don't have the option of CC. I know there is a script for ...
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How do I remove a contact from the Gmail chat list without blocking or deleting the contact?

Under Settings > Chat, I have "Only allow people that I've explicitly approved to chat with me and see when I'm online" checked. I want to know how to revoke chat permissions for someone whom I've ...
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Gmail Filter on Email starting with '!' deleted everything

I tried to create a filter to trash all emails from (!Athletic_Communications@sacredheart.edu) - an email address used by my school to spam us. After applying the filter to all my old messages, it ...
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How can I find unread emails in Gmail?

According to Gmail, I've got one unread email in my inbox. How do I find it without browsing through the entire inbox?
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Gmail filters/labels: Force email to stay in Inbox?

I receive email to these addresses: my-team@example.com : This is my team's primary method of communication. I want all of this email to go to my Inbox. other-team@example.com : This belongs to ...
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How can I contact Gmail support team?

I've been trying to contact the Gmail support team. I'm a paying customer, using their Gmail for small business. I cannot in the life of me figure out how one can contact them (by email or phone). I ...
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What to do when Gmail runs out of space?

Of course, you can purchase more space at a reasonable price. Also, I've found backupify and findbigmail, and there's the download via imap and delete option outlined, for example here. What I ...
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Export all sender's email addresses for a specific label in Gmail [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Get e-mail addresses from Gmail messages received I have a site with a contact form that sends messages straight to my inbox, and I've set up a filter to give all those ...
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How to insert a reply inline in Gmail?

When replying to an email in Gmail, how do I write my reply within the text of the sender's email? I can do this with other email programs, but how do I do it in Gmail?
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Custom Gmail labels sort

I want to sort the labels in my own order instead of the default abc order, so that, for example, the label named bills should come up first. Any way to do that?
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Why isn't Gmail showing the name instead of the email addresses of a known contact?

I can't help but think this has probably been asked before, but I did do a search and didn't see an answer that addressed my issue. I have at least one friend, who whenever she sends me an email, in ...
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How does “your Gmail picture” work?

While browsing through the Gmail settings, I found out that I could select a profile image which is shown to my email recipients. How does it work? Will it attach an image to every message? If not, ...
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How to deal with people sending email incorrectly to my GMail account?

I'm having a problem that started out being annoying, but is rapidly becoming concerning to me. I was an early GMail tester, and have "first initial/last name@gmail.com" as my email address. Lately, ...