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How should I explain to a “normal” person about gmail labels?

As a computer programmer I have no problem understanding labels/tags. However I find it very hard to make people understand that an email can have more than one label. Also I find it hard to ...
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In Gmail, how to a delete an email and view the next email?

Often when I am reading a set of emails, I wish to delete (or archive) the email I am reading and move to the next email in the list (inbox or search result). However, when I press “archive”, etc., ...
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View accurate search results count in Gmail

Is there way to view the search results returned in Gmail to an exact number? Let's say I have a friend, who knows this girl, who won't stop emailing him. He's filing for a restraining order, and he ...
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Creating "groups" in Gmail

How do I make a group contact in Gmail? I want to email everyone in the office and have an "office" group that will email all the people in this group.
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How to disable content type HTML in Gmail?

I'd like to receive all my emails with content-type text/plain by default while using Gmail (no clients), by default Gmail uses content-type text/html.
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Setting up Gmail to use Markdown to read and send out emails

I've become rather fond of Markdown and think it would be rather well suited to emails. How do I set up Gmail to allow me to format reading and sending emails in Markdown? Is this even possible? If ...
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How do I split conversations in Gmail?

I posted an ad on a website and when people respond, I get an email from [email protected] titled like this: Reply to your "1999 Pontiac Sunfire - As Is" ad on Example.com If two people reply to 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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How can I send a Windows executable via Gmail?

Gmail seems to prevent the sending of Windows .exe files as attachments. What's the easiest and most reliable way around this?
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Is there a way to search only the "read" emails in Gmail?

Sometimes some mails that I need to search are mostly among those that I have read. Is there a way to perform this search in Gmail?
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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 when I try to login to my Gmail account (because my wife is logged into hers), it gets stuck in an infinite redirect loop. I always ...
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How can I use a Google Apps nickname with push Gmail on iOS4?

I have a Google Apps for your domain account that I have used for several years. I originally set up this account with a very generic username as a spam protection measure since I knew I could setup ...
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How can I get a list of all people I have sent a given attachment to with Gmail?

I wish to create a contact list of all people have I send an attachment to that contains the word “CV”, how do I do this?
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How can I get Gmail searching to cope with bad spelling?

When I search for a word in Gmail I wish to find emails that contain misspellings of that word, as well as finding emails that contain the correct spelling of a mis-spelt search. The Google web ...
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How do I print a single email in Gmail?

It is easy to print the complete thread, however how do I print a single email message?
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How do I get “sender id” and “domain key” working with my own domain when using Gmail?

I have my own domain that is hosted by 1and1, and my public email address [email protected] is setup to forward to my Gmail email address. I have Gmail setup to use my public address as the "from ...
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How can I import all emails and tagging from one gmail account into another?

It is easy to import the emails using pop etc? However how do I import: All my labels etc My contact list
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How can I change my Gmail address? [duplicate]

How can my wife explain to gmail that her name changed when we got married? There does not seem to be a way to change my wife’s Gmail’s email address to use my surname. Whatever I try her now ...
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How to I safely log on to gmail from an un-trusted PC?

I have just got back from holiday, I was not willing to check my email form the hotel’s “internet café” PC, as I could not think of a way of eliminate the risk that it had a “password logging” worm, ...
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Why doesn't the Gmail "mute" button show up for me?

In Gmail, there's a nice feature where you can "mute" a thread so that new replies on it no longer get marked as new, so that you aren't bothered by them any more. (Supposedly. I've never actually ...
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Is there any way to get rid of the Google News link from an empty Gmail inbox?

Is there any way of get rid of the following text from an empty Gmail inbox; "No new mail! There's always Google News if you're looking for something to read."
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How do I create a decent email signature in Gmail?

I've recently signed up for Google Apps because of the email support. I only use the web based gmail client for all my mail. I'd like to have a professional email signature for each email that I send ...
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How can I reorder Gmail filters?

I have more than 20 filters, how can I easily reorder them?
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Gmail read confirmation support

I was wondering if I can get read confirmation from messages sent through Gmail. Conversely, Gmail's behavior concerning confirmations from senders is unclear to me. Does it automatically send read ...
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Is there a way to archive an email in Gmail once it has been read?

I have dozens of filters which label my incoming mail and archive them, but I've begun to think that I would prefer it if the filters did not auto-archive, and instead just labelled the email and ...
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Creating a filter in Gmail that applies more than one label

I've been using Filters for a while in Gmail but have always been wondering if such a feature is available. Is it possible to somehow have a Gmail filter apply more than one label? As you can see ...
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Is there any way to send an email from a Gmail plus address?

I know that I can sign up to a service using [email protected], the question I have is how can I send an email from this same address?
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How do I change the signature in Gmail depending on who the message is to?

For personal messages I just end messages with my name but for business it would be nice to have a signature that had my name and phone number and all that. I know about "canned responses" and I've ...
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How to add an image to my Gmail signature?

I know there is a plugin for Firefox but is there any other way to create a signature in Gmail that includes an image?
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Can I make Gmail empty my spam folder more regularly?

Gmail empties messages from the Spam folder every 30 days. This used to be fine for me as I was only getting a spam email every couple of days, which didn't particularly build up over time. I'm now ...
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How to paste raw HTML into an email in Gmail?

I would like to send an HTML Newsletter from my Gmail account. I have the raw HTML, but how can I paste it into the editor, so Gmail will recognize it as HTML? Is this even possible?
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Does Gmail deal with contacts email changing?

People change jobs or change email. So we need to update their contact details in Gmail. Does Gmail keep track of the old email addresses behind the scenes? I have always kept the old email addresses ...
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Does Gmail support image maps?

I'm trying to send an image map in an email using Gmail. Is this possible?
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Gmail Google Chat hard to copy text from chat window [closed]

Using Google Chat in Gmail it is impossible to select all the text in the conversation. I often want to quickly copy the text from one conversation and email it or instant message it to another ...
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Can I bounce messages (not forward, but a true bounce) in Gmail?

Prima facie this is impossible but perhaps someone has some kind of hack to do it. This is one of the last things holding me back from switching to Gmail from Pine. To be clear, bouncing a message is ...
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How can I increase the frequency Gmail checks other accounts? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I control how often Gmail polls POP3 accounts for incoming mail? I have a Gmail account which is accessing several other Gmail accounts using POP3 access. For some of ...
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How can I get push email with multiple Gmail accounts?

I have a main (Google Apps Standard Edition) Gmail account which reads mail from 4 different Gmail accounts using POP3. The only problem I have is that it can sometimes take up to one hour before I ...
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Gmail & Google Docs: Paste just the text, not the formatting (Firefox, Safari)

When I use Gmail and Google Docs (With Firefox 3.6.6), I often cut text from another HTML or PDF document. When I paste this text into the document body, Gmail and Google doc will paste the text and ...
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Creating Aliases in Google Apps Email for Non-Users

I would like to create an email alias for a domain associated with my Google Apps domain that points to a domain that's not associated with Google Apps. domain1.com is associated with GA, domain2.com ...
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How to Manage Multiple Gmail Accounts on the Same PC/Browser?

I have a Gmail address with my employer, a personal Gmail address, and a Gmail address for my personal business. My girfriend also has a Gmail address she uses on the same PC. Currently this requires ...
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Respond from the correct email [duplicate]

I forward my work email to my Gmail and I want to respond automatically without having to select my work email from there. How automatically to respond from the email where I received mail from ...
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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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Can Gmail display error messages for SMTP failures?

For one of my configured email accounts in Gmail I send mail using my university's SMTP server. This works fine most of the time. When my university password expired Gmail was no longer able to send ...
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Did the receiver open the mail?

With Gmail, is there some way to do that check?
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How can I get a warning if someone try to hack my Gmail account?

Is there a hidden feature in Gmail, that let you know each time someone has tried to login to your account with a wrong password? LogMeIn has this feature. Is there something like that in Google ...
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Is there any way to tell which of my messages have been auto-forwarded?

I'm using Gmail, but I suppose this would be useful in any webmail application. Someone I know got into my Gmail account and set up an auto-forwarding address (Settings -> Forwarding and POP/IMAP -...
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How to use Gmail as a repeater

I am trialing "Google apps for your domain". I would like to use one address as a repeater for a club. Forwarding only seems to work for one address but it looks like a rule will work. Is it right ...
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Why does Gmail keep popping up a div labeled 'Original Text'?

In Chrome, every time I click on something like Select: All, I get a popup div from Gmail that says Original Text: XXX where XXX is the list of options to the right of select. What is this? How ...
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Change Gmail Contact defaults

When I enter information in a Gmail Contact, it defaults the phone number to Mobile. How do I get it to default to Home?
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In Gmail Contacts how do you scroll down a list of contacts that's larger than your vertical space?

In Gmail Contacts, some of my lists are pretty large, so when I choose them the list goes past the page. There isn't a scrollbar in that section, so I don't know how to access the lower part of the ...
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