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If my Gmail address is abcdefgh@gmail.com, then what would be my OpenID?

If my email is abcdefgh@gmail.com, what would be my OpenID?
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How can I use inline images in GMail?

I'd like to insert an image in the contents of the email I'm sending. How can I do that with GMail?
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Remove Important Label from Gmail

The Important label shows up on the left sidebar, and I want to get rid of it. I can hide it under the "X more" dropdown, but that doesn't get rid of it but only hides it. Also I don't want to mess ...
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New Gmail Compose - Drag and Drop Attachments, Photos

So Gmail has rolled out their new compose update to my company's Google Apps account. I've found the drag and drop function of Gmail to be really convenient in the past as I'm always attaching PDFs, ...
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How does Google know that a password protected zip contains a virus?

I was trying to send the eicar.com virus to someone to test an antivirus. When I've tried to send it as is, Google SMTP blocked it, saying that the software was malicious. So I've zipped it with a ...
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Can I filter incoming mail based on membership in a circle?

With the addition of circles to Gmail, I'd like to be able filter emails from members of various circles, ostensibly to apply a label to those emails. I know I can open a circle and see all the ...
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Shortcut key to delete single mail in a thread in Gmail

When I send mail to all contacts in my list ( thats a huge number), I get a lot of failure notices that fills my thread. But I don't want to delete my actual sent email and the one I forwarded which ...
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Only display email in `To` field when sending a Gmail message

I often name people in my Gmail account's contact with the "funny" name(s) that remind me of who they are like Smith from Company A, Smith Funny, Smith big head, etc. When sending message in Gmail, ...
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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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Is there a way to prevent Gmail from quoting entire replies?

Is there any way to stop Gmail quoting the entire previous message when I hit reply? I can use the "Quote selected text" labs feature to narrow down when I do want to quote something, but that still ...
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Put a link to a network share in a Gmail message

We use Google Apps for Education (Gmail) here for our corporate e-mail system. I have a resource available on a network share that I want to distribute to certain faculty and staff. I do not want to ...
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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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Gmail “suspicious sign-in prevented” message - is it legit?

I got 3 mails from Gmail today; one each for my 3 seperate Gmail accounts, saying someone from this IP: 109.200.4.130 tried to log-in and it was prevented, and that I should reset my password by ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Gmail blocking Gmail?

So I've created a new Gmail account because the name of the last one isn't exactly very professional. Anyway, I'm trying to have all my emails on the original address added to my current one but when ...
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How does 'muting' work for gmail?

My understanding was that when you "muted" a conversation in gmail, future emails came in but they didn't bring that conversation back into the inbox. I clearly don't understand how this feature ...
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How do I import email from another email account into my Gmail account?

I have another email account with another email provider which is not GMail, but I want to import that email into Gmail. Is it possible to do this?
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How can I clean up my Gmail address book?

I've used Gmail since 2004, and now I have about 3000 Gmail contacts. I don't recognize the vast majority of them and many of my contacts are just email addresses. Over the years I've synced my ...
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Re-activate the new Gmail compose

After my first toying around with the new Gmail compose I clicked on the button that said 'I want to keep using the old compose' or something similar with the same meaning. Now I want to try it ...
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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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Google Calendar Import or Copy All Entries From a WebCal:// URL

I have a webcal:// url for a calendar with a lot of entries, I can "add" the calendar in the "other calendars" section of my Google Calendar. But this isn't part of my calendar so will not sync with ...
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How can I open the Gmail reply composer in a separate window?

Gmail launched a new composer interface today. In the new interface, I can't figure out how to pop out a draft reply into a separate window. Sometimes it's nice to have the extra space. Is this ...
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Does email from one Gmail account to another ever leave the Gmail system?

I ask because I connect to Gmail over HTTPS and if emails sent from one account to another (or the same account, just to back something up) don't actually leave Google then it's end-to-end email ...
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How to Filter Emails Forwarded to Gmail Alias?

I have a Google Apps email (me@business.com) set to auto-forward all mail to my personal Gmail (me@gmail.com). I have added the me@business.com address to my personal Gmail so I can send mail as ...
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Gmail keyboard shortcut to “expand all”?

Is there a keyboard shortcut to "Expand all" emails in a conversation after having navigated via j or k? Typing Enter after j or k doesn't do much.
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Mark multiple messages as read in Inbox by Gmail

Is there a way to select multiple messages and mark them as read in Inbox by Gmail? I can select multiple messages, but I can't find any way to mark them as read. I can mark them done, but not read. ...
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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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Getting rid of the three top links (Mail, Contacts, Tasks) in Gmail

The Gmail user interface contains the following three top links above the "Compose Mail" button: Mail Contacts Tasks I'm always on the Mail tab. I'm not using Tasks and I never go to the ...
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Filter emails in Gmail by number of messages in a conversation

I want to search Gmail and bring up conversations that have only a certain number of messages in the thread. Say I want to see a thread that has more than three messages in it. Is there a way to ...
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Disable some Gmail shortcut keys

Love Gmail shortcut keys but not all of them. Is it possible to selectively delete some keys? I tried going to Settings > Keyboard Shortcuts and clearing some of the defaults in the Key(s) column ...
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When does Gmail include the X-Originating-IP header?

I've noticed that sometimes when I use Gmail's web interface to send an email, it includes the X-Originating-IP: header, and sometimes it doesn't. When does Gmail decide to include the ...
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Is there a way to show total counts on Gmail's new inbox tabs?

The new tabs in Gmail's inbox show unseen counts, but is there a way to also show total counts? The way I manage my email is to leave items in the inbox until addressed, but now I have to click ...
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I can't seem to get the shortcut key (#) for deleting to work in Gmail on OSx

I am using Chrome on OS X with a UK keyboard and for some reason I cannot delete an email using #. Pretty much every other email shortcut I use works but not this. To get the hash key I am pressing ...
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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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How to block “via” senders in Gmail

I have this annoying problem in Gmail. Spammers are by-passing the Gmail spam filters and are so clever that I am not able to create a manual filter of my own to block them. They are sending me junk ...
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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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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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Can I export my Facebook friends' contact info to Gmail?

Is it possible to export my Facebook friends' contact info to Gmail?
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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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How to search only in chat history in Gmail

When I do a search in Gmail, all my mail is searched, but I only want to search my chats. Is this possible?
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Is it possible to limit GMail search results to unread messages?

Is it possible to limit GMail search results to unread messages? This isn't about selecting unread questions from existing search results, which is covered in this question. I'm looking for a search ...
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How can I hide chat history from my Gmail inbox?

Gmail's new interface for chat history has apparently also had the side effect of showing chat logs as items in my inbox. I don't want this (I can look in the Chats label for those, thank you very ...
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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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Is there a way to forward my Yahoo mail to my Gmail account without paying?

I looked around a little bit on Yahoo and it looks like if I upgrade, I can forward my email. But I'm a cheapskate and I hate checking different accounts. Is there anything I can do?