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"No" is the correct answer--you should never give away your password. Gmail now supports OAuth, an industry standard protocol, enabling you to give your consent for specific access to your mail without sharing your password.


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There's currently no way to switch off the automatic addition of all contacts. It's been something users have been asking for pretty much since the start. The best thing to do right now is to just filter out the auto-added ones.. go to http://www.google.com/contacts and in the search box put a space, then hit enter. That will give you a list split into My ...


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When you're in Google Plus, hover your mouse over the "Home >" button in the upper left corner of the screen. The sidebar opens Select Settings in the sidebar (cog icon) Go to Account, Download your Data Click Download your Circles and Contacts From the Takeout menu at the top of the page, select Choose services Click Contacts and Circles Click Create ...


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I found a clever hack based on one of the idiosyncracies of Gmail contacts. In Gmail addresses, the dot character is insignificant. Therefore jacob.orwell@gmail.com is equivalent to jacoborwell@gmail.com, ja.cob.orwell@gmail.com, j.a.c.o.b.orwell@gmail.com etc. Now suppose you want to block Mr Orwell, then this is what you need to do: Delete his contact. ...


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Go to GMail account one and switch to contacts view Mark the contacts you want to export Select "export" and then "Selected contacts (n)" (n is the number of contacts you're exporting) Select Google CSV format and export Log out of this account and log in to the second Gmail account. Switch to contacts view Import the file you saved at step 4 Not drag and ...


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I recommend not giving them their password. In every case I've seen a service demand that, it does make your life easier, but is entirely optional, and letting people into my Gmail account for a few seconds of convenience is completely not worth it. I'd prefer the pain of simply entering things manually later. Your solution also works, although I agree it's ...


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I tried several things and found some things out. You can't change it by yourself. The most contacted address is picked when there are multiple ones. When you haven't contacted a person before, the most recently added address is picked. The order in which the addresses are listed up in the contact details is unimportant. It's sad that there is now way of ...


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There doesn't seem to be a way of dong this in Google Contacts, but you can do it when you access the contacts through GMail. If you click the "Contacts" link in the upper left when in mail (under the "Mail" link), you can see a full list of your contacts: On the right hand side, it shows you the groups that each contact is in: Contacts that are in no ...


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You should run the other way as fast as you can. Don't ever give out your email password unless it is to a junk account. Ask yourself this. Have I used this email address for any of my online banking, bill payments, or anything else that I would not want everyone on the internet to see? If the answer is yes I have used this email address for this then ...


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You can't. Google adds everyone you respond to under All Contacts, from there though you must explicitly click the contact and use the Move to My Contacts in order to add them to your list. In short there are two types of contacts: Google's All Contacts which has everyone you ever wrote to And, yours My Contacts, which has only those you explicitly add. ...


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You can import contacts as a .csv file following the instructions here; http://help.live.com/help.aspx?project=mailfull&market=en-us&querytype=topic&query=wl_mail_proc_importer.htm Sign in to the Windows Live Hotmail website with your Windows Live ID. In the upper-right corner of the page, click Options, and then click More options. Under ...


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The easiest way to accomplish this would be to use Conxt. All you have to do is start your free account and auto-import from gmail (and other platforms). Most of the duplicates will be auto-merged during this import process. No data is lost during this. Then, starting at that point, simply check the checkbox next to the ones you wish to delete and click ...


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I strongly suggest that you refuse, and furthermore write a complaint to them for asking you to do such a insecure thing. It is not acceptable for any application to request access to your mail account. Rather, provide the data yourself. Update: you can also export the Contacts in CSV format from GMail, and provide that as a 'convenience'.


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No, there isn't. I have seen several people post such a proposal as a Google+ message, however. I hope that Google is considering it. There is at least one guy who is faking it by creating multiple, specially-named circles. For instance, he has a "Friends: Online" circle and a "Friends: All" circle. Anyone he drops into "Friends: Online" he also drops into ...


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You should have a look at Lifehacker full guide to clean up Gmail Contacts. Some topics they cover that could help you: clean up duplicates export and import csv I'd say that for 200 contacts, the easiest way is to: export to CSV keep the contacts you want (delete the unwanted rows) delete all your gmail contacts import the clean and fresh CSV to ...


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I am assuming that you are sending the mail via GMail's standard web interface, and that your "funny name" for the recipient is defined in your corresponding GMail (or Google) Contacts entry for that person. I think that the only solution is to manually edit the recipient details in the Compose window, before hitting Send. For example, if you start typing ...


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Hover over the name of the person in the chat list, and the contact info box pops up. Click on the “Video & more” button, and select “Never show” under “Show in chat list”. That will remove the person from the chat list, but you can still chat with him/her by going to the Contacts section.


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I have struggled with this problem for the better part of this afternoon. There are several iterations of this question posted in the support forums, and so far I have not seen a single satisfactory answer. But I stumbled upon a solution. Others were on the threshold of the solution by suggesting that the individual contacts you want removed be deleted ...


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I'm working on how you get your Contacts back into Gmail, but until then, go to https://www.google.com/contacts and you should see them there. Update 5/11/11: If there is a [+] icon next to "Mail" in the upper-left corner, click it, and it will expand to reveal "Contacts" and "Tasks".


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Spam filters generally work against the content of the message. In fact, given that spammers like to forge their From: headers and that, historically, there was no way to automatically validate the message's origin, most spam filters I'm familiar with don't really care about the From: address. Despite being a GMail user myself, I'm not 100% sure about ...


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I think it all depends on your interlocutors: If they are a minimum tech-savvy I would just send the vcard as they should know they can open it with any text editor if they need to. If they are not tech-savvy, I would insert the contact data to the email body and maybe add the vcard saying the contact information are attached as well. In case you're not ...


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The general answer we get from Google support is that unless otherwise stated, changes will take about 30 minutes to propagate to all servers. This is mostly in relation to API changes though - I've not heard/seen delays of hours or more from changes made via the UI. If my users were consistently reporting significant delays for certain functions I'd be ...


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no one knows. the only way for google to be consistent to your data would be to block all services which allows you to access the contacts until all changes to the contacts are committed. no one wants that. everything happens in the cloud, massively parallel. so, relax and give it some minutes to populate the changes across the several webapps. (and i ...


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I use a service called MemoToo and you can check out how I set it up on my blog. If you go to http://memotoo.com and setup an account you can have your contacts synced with tons of services including: Outlook Google Contacts Google Calander Facebook (One way) LinkedIn (One way) Windows Live Contacts Yahoo Contacts Twitter Windows Mobile Android ...


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There is an easyer way! And yes, I tried Soocial and Plaxo wich did not work as I likes and you can check out how I set it up on my blog. If you go to http://memotoo.com and setup an account you can have your Outlook contacts synced using one of the provided applications to that service. They will then sync their server with Google and you get all of your ...


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What was gmail choking on for you? My only beef so far has been that it downgrades the quality of my contact pictures, but since most other solutions don't even sync them, I'm happy enough. I think Google contacts is great, particularly if you use gmail or have an iphone: It's free It's accessible from anywhere, and well integrated into gmail, etc. It ...


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The previously-posted answers are no longer correct. On the General tab under Settings is Create contacts for auto-complete: When I send a message to a new person, add them to Other Contacts so that I can auto-complete to them next time I'll add contacts myself Screen shot: The second option will prevent Gmail from auto-creating contacts for you. ...


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At this time, GMail does not support this feature. There are several posts on help forums discussing this. I also tried copying the link to the attachment and using the url in Contacts when it asked for a file. It was a long shot, and it didn't work.


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When they say that blocking them will block them across the entire google network, all that means is that they will be blocked from chatting with you regardless of whether you're logged in to gmail, using chat in iGoogle, using the Gtalk desktop client, or logged in with a 3rd party XMPP client. They will still be able to view your profile, send you mail, ...


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In GMail Contacts: My Contact List Contains: The contacts that you have manually added to GMail using the GMail interface. Other Contact List Contains: Email address that got automatically added because you have sent them email(s). Email address that were uploaded to your GMail account in the form of a .csv file. Email address that were uploaded to ...



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