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Can I use Gmail for my email domain?

I use my own domain for email, so that I can use multiple email addresses when shopping online, subscribing, etc. These are all redirected to Gmail. I have created some addresses under that domain ...
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Is there a way to make Gmail check an IMAP email account?

Is there a way or any 3rd party service to make Gmail check an IMAP email account?
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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 do I organize my labels in Gmail?

I have more than 100 labels in my Gmail account. They are currently displayed as a long list on the left side of the screen, and it's becoming quite difficult to use. Is there a way I can group ...
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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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How can I see what gmail accounts are using my email as the secondary/backup email?

I have an older gmail account that I set up that I need access to. I know that I used my primary gmail address as the backup account, but I can't remember the username that I used. I'd swear that I ...
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Can I control how often Gmail polls POP3 accounts for incoming mail?

I use Gmail to handle my mail, but it's mostly imported by Gmail from an external POP3 account. Normally this works fine, but I;ve had some instances where Gmail has gone almost 24 hours without even ...
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How can I export my Google chat logs?

In the spirit of taking responsibility for my own data, I regularly fetch my gmail emails via IMAP for backup. However, this doesn't include the Google Talk chat logs which are also available in ...
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Google Calendar “widget” within Gmail

I'm looking for something within Gmail that is similar to that within Yahoo mail. At the bottom of your mail screen, is your upcoming calendar events. I know about the Calendar widget, but it ...
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How do I switch back from @gmail.com to @googlemail.com

I switched my Gmail account from @googlemail.com to @gmail.com, but now I can't post to mailing lists. Supposedly it can be switched back from the Accounts tab in Settings. But as the illustration ...
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Gmail Unread Messages Favicons

How can you get Gmail to show the number of unread messages in the favicon? Specifically, are there any plugins for Chrome that allow me to do it with both regular Gmail and Google Apps? I've used ...
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In what order are filters processed in Gmail?

If I have multiple filters that match the same email do they all get processed? If so, in what order are they processed? What if the first filter matched modifies the email to make it match (or no ...
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How can I view a message I sent with an e-mail client (Thunderbird, Outlook…) via POP3 in Gmail?

When I send an e-mail using an e-mail client this mail does not appear in the "Sent" category in Gmail (the online application). But this mail must be stored someway in an accesible place because if ...
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Gmail - Google Apps - Inbox Folders Clipped by Google Window

I usually don't bother with it, but lately it has bothered me more. Is there a way to make it so that I can actually view the obscured folders in the below picture? Inbox/Co-Workers > I can't quite ...
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Is it possible to change the theme for a Google Apps e-mail account?

I like the way I can choose a theme in regular gmail, but I don't seem to find the option for my GoogleApps account. Is is possible to change it?
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How do I archive a trashed message in Gmail?

How do I remove a message from the trash without it going to the "Inbox" folder? If I open a message in the trash, my only options of removing it from there are: pressing the "Move to inbox" button ...
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Is it possible to integrate Google services and Mobile Me?

I'm an avid GMail user, but as someone that has several Macs and an iPhone, I've had my eye on the Mobile Me service for a while as it provides push syncing for mail, contacts, and calendar, as well ...
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How do I get Gmail to recognize all attachments?

Attachments in Gmail are marked in threaded view with a paperclip icon next to each message that has an attachment and also in the search results as with the first message below: However, ...
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Is it a good idea to mark Facebook spam notifications as spam in Gmail?

I set up Facebook to email me notifications to Gmail whenever someone sends me a message. The problem is that I have been getting spam messages from people I don't even know. What's interesting is ...
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What is the correct capitalization of “gmail”? [closed]

What is the correct capitalization of the webapp "gmail"? In plain text on the Google site it is referred to as Gmail, but the logo suggests GMail. I have also seen on this site gmail or even gMail. ...
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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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How do I disable the spam filter in Gmail?

I'd like to disable the spam filter in Gmail, how can I do this?
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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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Gmail keyboard shortcut to “select all conversations that match this search”?

You can use *a, but this only selects conversations on the current page. I'd like to select all conversations without using the mouse, IE to delete hundreds of emails from a specific sender.
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Can I export my Facebook friend's contact info to gMail?

Is it possible to export my Facebook friend's contact info to gMail?
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What is a Gmail Search that will Return All Emails with Tracking Numbers in Them?

Can someone show me a gmail search that will show me all of the emails that have either a United Parcel Service, United States Post Office, or a Federal Express tracking number in them?
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What are the hidden features of Gmail?

There is a great tutorial on advanced features for Gmail on the Become a Gmail ninja site. What are some other tips or little known features of Gmail that you use which help you stay organized, and ...
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Merge two Gmail accounts or make one an alias of the other

How do I merge two Gmail accounts, or at least have one be an alias for another? I have two Gmail accounts: email1@gmail.com email2@gmail.com I would like some way to merge both of these accounts ...
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Can I see only mail I have archived in Gmail?

In Gmail, the inbox view only contains mail which has not been archived. I'm looking for a particular conversation I had with someone a while ago to find a quote, but I can't remember the exact topic ...
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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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Can the primary email of a Google account be changed to something other than the Gmail address?

I've added a Gmail address to my Google account and now it is stuck and displayed as primary address: david.black.co.at@gmail.com (Primary email) david@dasz.at Remove Is there a way to ...
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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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How to send big files via email? [closed]

Gmail's maximum attachment size is 25 MB. How to send files bigger than that?
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What are the most useful plugins for Gmail? [closed]

plugins and tools that work with gmail to increase productivity
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How to change swipe behaviour in Gmail on iPhone Safari from Archive to Delete?

Does anyone know if it is possible to change the swipe behaviour in Gmail on iPhone Safari from Archive to Delete? I know this can be done in the native iPhone mail app on iOS 4, but I'm specifically ...
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Delay Bug with Gmail Contacts

After adding new contacts to a group in Gmail Contacts, an email sent to that group will be missing the recently added contacts, with no alert to that fact. You can check the emails to see if they're ...
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Can I have Gmail notify me when it is unable to retrieve mail from my other accounts?

Is there a way to get Gmail to notify me when it is unable to retrieve mail from my other accounts? I have Gmail checking several accounts (under Settings → Accounts & Import), but on ...
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How does Gmail decide to thread email messages?

Sometimes I'll notice false positives (includes an email that isn't part of the thread) and false negatives (misses an email that should have been part of the thread). How does Gmail decide which ...
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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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Setting up an out-of-office automatic vacation response in Gmail

We use Gmail for official mail and we need to notify when someone is on vacation. Where in the inbox settings do we set up an out-of-office, or vacation, responder that will send an email on our ...
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What to do when a service asks for your gmail password?

On many services, there is the request to connect to your gmail (or other webmail service) account in order to retrieve your contacts information (so to add them to your network in the new service). ...
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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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How can I set up my site to use Google Apps for Domains via cPanel

Not an issue I have now, luckily, as I've switched hosts, but this annoyed me for a while. I had a site hosted with a host who did not give me a DNS control panel, just cPanel. Is there a way using ...
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How to specify “OR” conditions for Gmail filter

How can I filter messages in Gmail using boolean OR conditions? For example, I can specify addresses in the To: or From: fields, but this only matches emails that meet both criteria. How can I match ...
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In Gmail can I set up a filter for all messages between a group of people?

I run a choir consisting of a few friends (12 to be precise) and we tend to communicate via mass email to each other. I want to set up a filter in GMail so that it will label all emails to do with ...
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How can I mark messages I read through an e-mail client (Thunderbird, Outlook…) as “Read” in Gmail?

I have an e-mail client set up to receive all my Gmail e-mail but without deleting it because quite often I'm not at home and still want to be able to read my mail. I just wondered if there is a way I ...
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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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How many MB of data can I send (or save in draft) in Gmail per day?

When I uploaded a lot of attachments through Gmail, my account got suspended for a day. So, to avoid that issue in advance, how can I know how many MB of data can I send (or save in draft) in Gmail ...
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How can I transfer emails from Outlook to Gmail?

My fiancé's school is switching over from Outlook to Hosted Gmail as their mail provider. My Fiancé would like to archive all her mail and export it to Gmail to retain it. How can I do that?
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Is it possible to utilizing the “Send mail as” GMail feature from SMTP?

I have my GMail linked to non-gmail email accounts so that I can send mail as them. Is there a way to use this feature without the web interface (smtp)? I use Mail for Mac OSX Snow Leopard.