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How do I reclaim my old Gmail username?

I'm looking to recover the username from a Google Account that I deleted a couple years ago. The username is stevenheidel. All I want is the name, don't require any information from the account. This ...
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How do I get my old Google Chat back in the Gmail web app?

I don't like the new Google Hangout integration with my gmail web app. It's too busy, too much color, and too hard to see what status people are. In short, get off my lawn. Can I get the old Google ...
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Is Rapportive deprecated, discontinued?

Rapportive has made itself an essential Chrome extension in my professional toolbox. Last February, the company was acquired by LinkedIn. Nevertheless the extension continued to function as it was ...
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How to keep emails that I put in my folders while deleting them from my inbox in Gmail

How can I keep my messages I put into my folders I created in Gmail? In my Yahoo account, I have lots of folders where I keep receipts, medical records, etc. and they do not appear in my inbox after I ...
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How can I filter and label emails that are sent to a mailing list (which I am a part of)?

My current Gmail e-mail address is a part of a bunch of mailing lists that I need to be a part of. The problem is that I don't know what they are and they are always changing. So, how can I have it ...
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Is there a way to display exact received time instead of relative time?

Does google offer a configuration option, or has someone developed a plugin or extension, that can display the exact received time instead of the relative time an email was received? This is what I ...
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How can I find out the calling history in the plugin of gmail?

In gmail, there used to be a plugin at lower left corner for using Gtalk to call some other people. When I click the phone icon, there will be a list of recent phone numbers that I have communicated ...
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How do I set Gmail to use my default account? [closed]

How do I set Gmail to use my default account? My settings are set correctly, so this appears to be a bug. Details: I've checked my settings and my ****@xona.com account is set to be the default, but ...
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Can't verify my new Gmail account

I got this email from Google after setting up my new account: Congratulations on creating your brand new Gmail address, ****@gmail.com. Please keep this email for your records, as it contains an ...
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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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How can I auto-delete some spam from Gmail?

I really like GMail's spam filters. However, they occasionally catch not-spam so I like to quickly scan the contents of spam folder every so often, marking "not spam" to the few messages that aren't ...
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How to disable Gmail's spam filter? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I disable the spam filter in Gmail? How to disable Gmail's spam filter? I'd prefer to manually filter them as my account has low enough traffic.
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How to retire a Gmail address without it becoming available to others?

I'm trying to shut down a Gmail address in such a way that: Nobody knows what the **** happened to me It blocks or does not receive emails It does not allow anyone else to create the ...
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GMail chat list doesn't show the “More options” or “Caret” icon

I was trying to organize my Gmail chat contact list, I remember that previously there was a "More options" button and then it was replaced by a "Caret" icon which open a dropdown menu with the option ...
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How do I make the chat show idle immediately?

When my email is left idle, my chat button shows green for a long time (for about 20 minutes) before turning orange, meaning I am available although I am away doing something. How I make the green ...
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How to cc a personal contact group in Gmail?

I am aware of the way to send a mail to a group of users, by creating a contact list. Is there a way to add all the users to cc in a different email? Say to abc@hello.com cc my personal group. ...
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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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Why did my Gchat easter egg animations stop working?

I frequently use the chat popup in Gmail to talk with my husband while we are working. Today I typed "Woot" to something he said, and the little happy animation guy didn't show up (for either of us). ...
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Import MBOX file to Gmail, but pass it through spam filter?

I have an MBOX file of an old email account that I wanted to merge into Gmail as an alias. However, this MBOX file has a bunch of spam emails in it that I want to basically verify and discard. If I ...
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Google Forms - Survey data storing

I am trying to capture and store data into a spreadsheet using google forms. Everything will be stored in google drive. How do I set up forms/ spreadsheet to input the data captured in the form into ...
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How to use GPG with Gmail?

I would like to read and write GPG encrypted mails within Gmail. I found FireGPG, but the support for Gmail has been discontinued (and I am using Google Chrome as a browser). What is the most ...
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Reading/translating an attached document without downloading it

Is it possible to read an attached document, written in Nepali, in Gmail, without downloading it? And if yes, how?
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Why does Google Talk think I am “signed in from a different location that doesn't support invisibility”?

I only occasionally use Google Talk, and only via Gmail in my browser. I always stay invisible, and only use it when someone asks me (say, via text or email) to chat with them, and then I send them ...
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Adding Yahoo contacts to Google Chat

How do I add Yahoo contacts to Google Chat? I have several people who don't have Gmail accounts and I'd like to be able to chat with them via Google Chat in my Gmail inbox.
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How do I remove the notification “You have granted access to your account to xxxxxxxx@gmail.com”?

I have a primary GMail mail account (e.g.; Private@gmail.com) which I use to communicate with my close friends and family members, to which my Youtube account with a lot of personal and ideological ...
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Undeliverable email warning not forwarded from Gmail

I have a Google Mail account which should forward all emails to my main email account. It works in 99% of cases with my current filters: Matches: is:spam Do this: Never send it to Spam Matches: ...
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Removing an autofill address from NEW Gmail contacts

I can't figure out how to delete an address from that autofills in Gmail, now that the design of Contacts has changed. (Asking this in the summer of 2015.) The how-to suggestions I've found are all ...
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How can I purposely send a message that will be marked as spam in Gmail?

I'm trying to test out forwarding, filters, and spam. I want to see how a spam message will be affected by my current configuration. I want to send myself a message that will show up as spam in my ...
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Should I give Google my phone number?

Gmail is bothering me lately with this message: Hey, this is important: We don't have a password recovery email address or phone number for your account. If you lose access, we may not be able to ...
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“Send mail as” not showing up in SENT folder

I have successfully setup SEND MAIL AS in Gmail for a number of different accounts but the problem is that the sent mail does not show up in the sent mail of the SEND MAIL AS email. That is: Gmail ...
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Manage multiple addresses for the same contact in a Gmail contacts group

I use a group in Gmail to spam my friends with an occasional email when I travel on business. Some of my contacts have multiple live email addresses, which I would like in the list. The latest ...
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Creating a list of contacts from generated emails [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Get e-mail addresses from Gmail messages received I teach a class on using Mathematica, and in the first "lab", the students enter their email address, and these are ...
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Filter new mail based on action performed on previous ones of the same conversation

I keep receiving emails sent to mailing lists which I subscribe, some of them are interested to me while other are not. So, I want to set up the filter which mark an email as unimportant when I mark ...
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Why does Gmail save a chat in Sent Mail?

I use Gmail. I have a chat conversation in Sent Mail, not in Inbox! Sent Mail means email, but I have a chat there like 1 email-1 line of a chat. It annoys me... I have Conversation view off. I have ...
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Gmail quotes in other clients

I recently sent an email reply through Gmail that included an inline quote from the previous message. In Gmail, this displays as I'm accustomed to seeing quotes: purple text, vertical bar in the left ...
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How to fix a repeatedly hacked Gmail account (where 2FA is enabled and passwords are changed)?

A friend of mine came to me for help with this issues. Her Gmail account has been hacked and keeps sending out spam emails to her contacts. This is happening to her on a monthly basis. Each time it ...
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Linked non static image in Gmail signatures

I'm trying to use an email signature that has a “rotating” logo. Each month the logo changes (like Google's “doodle”, kind of). Instead of changing the signature of my colleagues every month, I'd ...
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Deleting my Gmail profile picture doesn't remove it from conversations in Gmail

Basically, see the title. I do not have a Google+ account, just that screen that begs you to make one. Whenever I send an email on Gmail, it normally has my YouTube account profile picture. I went ...
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Prevent Gmail Address List Sender pop up

Is there a method (way) to turn off the Pop Up Box as I move the cursor over email sender's id as I browse emails? I suffer headaches from flashing objects (like blinking red lights) in one or two ...
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Switching between Gmail accounts allows access to Facebook

After I logged into my Gmail account from my parents' home PC, where they too use to log into their own Gmail accounts, they are now able to: Log into my Facebook account View all of my Google ...
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Change GMail Background every X minutes

I know how to change the theme in GMail and change the background. However I would like the background of my theme to change every so many minutes versus once a day. Similar to the way you can set the ...
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Gmail filter not from address conversation

I created a filter that matches all the automated messages sent from a service, marks them as read, archives them (skips the inbox), and adds an "Automated" label. This works great most of the time, ...
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Gmail locked out “detected unusual activity” asking for phone # - will this go away later?

I'm locked out of my Gmail account as it says it detected unusual activity and asks for my phone number to send a verification code. I don't know why this happened all of a sudden. I don't have a ...
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How do I really stop Gmail adding events to Google Calendar?

In Google Calendar settings I have "Events from Gmail: [ ] Add automatically" unticked, because it's really annoying. Despite this I am getting events from Gmail added automatically. Apparently from ...
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Does Gmail disallow choosing usernames for a new account that can cause confusion with existing ones?

Suppose there is already a Gmail user choosing the username (hence email address) as "abcdxyz2015", is it true that Gmail will disallow new users from choosing the username as "abcdxyz2o15" (notice ...
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Keep Formatting When Pasting to Gmail

I liked formatting my e-mails in MS Word and then copy and paste them into Gmail. I did it, among other things, because I could control line spacing and text alignment (I prefer it justified). Gmail ...
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Gmail Alternate Username

On my Google Account link https://www.google.com/settings/personalinfo My core Google account of coreAddressLongSilly@gmail.com lists an Alternate username of alterUser Primary email ...
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How to send file using the Gmail chat?

Can I send files using the Gmail web chat? That feature exist in that chat? What are my options in case not?
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Automatically add non-Google Calendar invites in Gmail

In Google Calendar, I have "Events from Gmail - Add Automatically" and "Automatically add invitations to my calendar - Yes". And yet, it seems that when someone sends me an invitation from not-Gmail ...
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Latest Version of Gmail Contacts

I am trying to learn how to scroll down my list of Gmail contacts. Where does one learn how to do that? Where does one find Gmail's latest version of Gmail Contacts?