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Turn off predictive text in Gmail search box

Not the same as this... if only life were so simple. I'm talking about the "find box"... i.e. say you want to search among your emails. Whenever I start typing in this box it goes crazy with ...
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My Gmail alias or group resends every email — Why? I'm using Gmail from “G Suite” / “Google Apps”)

I'm a Google Apps admin, and it's a mystery that, anytime I receive a message from just one specific ALIAS or GROUP address (and that I'm a member of that group or alias), it RE-SENDS the same message ...
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Apply filter based on label?

Here is what I am attempting to do: As you can see, this matches 0 messages: I don't really want the label Inbox, I was just using that as a test. Really want to use a custom label. I have read ...
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How can I send an email that's stuck in the drafts folder?

How can I send my email that's stuck in the "drafts" folder?
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Cannot login to Gmail

Even though I have the user name and password, and my coworkers can login, I get a message: There's something unusual about your signing in. Even when I get and enter a cold, I am still unable. We ...
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How to retrieve blocked mail item from Gmail

A business associate sent an email to me containing an attachment. The Gmail team deemed this attachment dangerous, and did not load it into my Gmail inbox. The message "RE: Subject" from {name} ...
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Custom font for mails in Gmail wanted without canned response

I would love to use a custom font (e.g. Raleway) for all my e-mails. I read an article that explains on how to prepare a canned response and the signature. This works well using a canned response. But ...
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Can't add my phone number as recovery number

I live in the Bahamas and cannot add my cell phone number as a recovery number for my account. My cell phone number is with a new cellular provider that has just emerged here and many people are ...
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Shrink bottom element at bottom of Gmail inbox page

Gmail is adding such a large border to the elements at the bottom of my screen (boxed in red below) that it has to add a scrollbar. Is there anyway to reduce the border size?
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Why can't Gmail accurately calculate the total count for my search?

Does anyone know the reason that Gmail doesn't accurately show the total results when paging through search results? In other words, here is a recent set of results I saw while paging: 1-50 of many ...
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How to stop Google Apps Script responding to noreply

I have a script that I have adapted to suit my needs. function autoReply() { var interval = 5; // if the script runs every 5 minutes; change otherwise var wkend = [6,0]; // 1=Mo, 2=Tu, 3=We,...
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Gmail cuts EPS files

I have a peculiar problem - upon sending .eps files on Gmail, they "get cut", on their way. By "get cut" I mean that the recipient receives a valid .eps file which contains only a fraction of the ...
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Google Apps via Apple Mail Not Sending

The problem only began within the last couple of weeks (or so I can tell). I use Google Apps for all of my organizations, of which there are several, and I have them all set up in Apple Mail (as well ...
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How to get notification (on iPhone or by email) if Gmail box NOT empty (just a quick warning)

How can I get a notification (on my iPhone or by email) if an alternative Gmail box I use (not my default mailbox) is NOT empty. Please note I do not want to get in the notification/email ...
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Problems unlocking Google account due to incorrect phone number

I created a new Gmail account. When I tried to log in for the first time, it gave a message saying "Enter verification code sent to your mobile number". I then saw that I entered my cell number ...
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Gmail Atom feed for priority messages in my inbox

I'm trying to configure a desktop application that uses Gmail's atom feed, which looks at urls of the form https://mail.google.com/mail/feed/atom/<label> It works great for all, and inbox, but ...
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Emails to an alias forwarded to Gmail account not received

I own a domain but use Gmail as my email account. I have 4 addresses as email aliases that forward messages to my Gmail account. Recently I stopped receiving them, including to my spam folder. I ...
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How to set up geographical email subdomains on Google Apps

Can Google Apps mail support MULTIPLE geographical email subdomains? Such as: american.user@us.emaildomain.com new.zealand.user@nz.emaildomain.com french.user@fr.emaildomain.com If so, how can this ...
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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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Can the “Suspicious Sign In Prevented” message from Gmail be sent in error?

I have multiple Gmail accounts. There's this particular Gmail account which I have not signed into for a pretty long time. The forwarding address for this Gmail account is set to my MAIN Gmail account,...
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Open Link in Email with IFTTT

Using IFTTT, I saw many recipes for getting an alert if a keyword or sender sends an email to your inbox, but I was hoping there would be a way to open any link found in the target email in my browser ...
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Hebrew encoded mail does not display correctly

The error message says: You need to figure out how to change the encoding scheme from Windows Hebrew to UTF or vise versa. How do I fix Hebrew encoding on Gmail for emails I receive as per example ...
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How do I obfuscate all contacts in Gmail?

I don't know to How do I delete all contacts in Google apps permanently? I thought as a solution, to be sure there will be no traces left I want to change the names of all my contacts before I delete ...
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Gmail Inbox, show all threads with a label in default Inbox view

I want 4 fields in my default view in gmail: important label "to read" label "to do" everything else I am almost there, but the "to do" and "to read" fields do not show threads which have the label ...
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Should changes be made to the e-mail client or actual e-mail account itself?

Sometimes I'm unsure if I should change Outlook or the Gmail settings. For example, I noticed both Gmail and Outlook asked me for my real name. I'm connecting by IMAP. Why is this and what happens if ...
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What's the work around way to use Gmail interface with email handled by MS Exchange Server?

The company I work for uses MS Exchange Server for emails but my workstation is iMac with Entourage 2007 installed, which is very poorly designed for work flow. I have added my work email account (ex: ...
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Gmail attachments in trash, but invisible

I uploaded some files as attachments and sent them. My iPhone and IMAP mail client show blank messages in Trash with the subject "Attachment", each with a single attachment. The gmail.com website ...
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HTML emails into WordPress with IFTTT

I'm trying to create rules to automatically get emails into draft WordPress posts when they're marked up with a specific label or come from a specific address. In theory, that's quite simple, but the ...
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Gmail in IE8 thinks I have enabled Compatibility View - but I have not?

I get the following warning message when opening Gmail in IE8, stating that it looks like I have enabled Internet Explorer Compatibility View (for google.com), but I have not (and I have checked in ...
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Is there some way to have access to Evernote in Gmail in Google Chrome?

Something similar to Xobni would be great, as it adds a permanent sidebar on the right, but their Evernote support is only available for Outlook. I've tried making a Chrome extension that injects an ...
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How do I select all emails in on Gmail Category (like the Social tab)?

I want to Archive (or delet) all the emails in a certain Gmail Category (the horizontal tabs) like Social. If I just select all, it only selects the ones that are visible. I want to Archive all of ...
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How to send to a list of people by bcc in Gmail, but Salutation begin with their first names

In Gmail --- How to: send to a list of people by bcc (blind carbon copy), but in the Salutation, writing Dear ... with their first names. For example, in Bcc: N1, N2, N3, ..., Nj, ... ...
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How to merge G Suite Gmails on separate domains?

Company has a G Suite account with all the services, e.g. user007@a.com emails. Company changes name from A to B and gets another a G Suite account with emails user007@b.com. Now it is time to c**) ...
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How do I switch Gmail from top-posting by default to bottom-posting by default?

I can't seem to find any option for switching Gmail from top-posting by default to bottom-posting by default. I can do it by manually expanding quoted stuff and moving the cursor, but I'd rather be ...
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How do I see a list of archived emails in Gmail in the order of when I archived them?

The "Done" view in Inbox by Gmail (sunsetting in March 2019) allows me to review my recently archived emails, in the order I archived them (with the most recent at the top). Is there a search I can ...
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Two Gmail accounts exist with same email id

Two weeks ago I created a Gmail account with id example@gmail.com in my Chrome browser. I was able to login to the account from the same browser but when I tried to login using a different browser or ...
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Use one e-mail address for login and different to send/receive e-mails

I am the administrator on a G-Suite for Education domain. We have a domain name set up (say ourschool.org) and students use username@ourschool.org to log in to their Google accounts. Our MX records ...
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Email messages incorrectly marked as spam

Frequently, emails that are from a person on my whitelist, are sent to spam, so I have to check spam countless times a day, in case I miss them. Does anyone know: How do I stop this? Why is it ...
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How to make this script for sending canned responses in Gmail to work?

The following script is supposed to use to send automatic response emails using Gmail's canned response feature while avoiding “+canned.response” added to the username in the reply: function ...
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Bulk Delete Emails In Gmail

I have a label where I get my all server alerts, and I did not check counts for a while, now it is over 600,000 and when I am trying to bulk delete it, it gives an error like below. Oops, something ...
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Gmail conversations sorted by last activity

I cannot find a way to have my inbox conversation sorted by last activity (sent and received emails). I mean that if I send an email in a conversation that conversation does not appear at the top. ...
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How to archive Gmail threads by age and label or category

I have Gmail filters set up to label and categories incoming mail. How do I automatically archive my mail when it reaches a predefined age, with different ages defined for each label and category? ...
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Sending email to a contact group does not send to all group members

I have many contact groups and use them to send email to many people at once. When I enter the group name in the recipient section of a draft, though, not all contacts from the group are entered, ...
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Gmail keeps deleting emails

I have two emails that are linkedin notifications, and they keep ending up in my trash folder. I uncheck the Trash label and they go back into my Inbox. A minute later they pop back into the trash. ...
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How to delete all archived emails?

How to delete all archived emails? I have many of them in the "All mail folder" but they are mixed with other e-mails.
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How do I restore the “Inbox” label in Gmail?

After accidentally archiving all my mails, I have lost the “Inbox” label; how do I retrieve it?
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Gmail App displaying desktop version and not mobile

I did not code this email. It's a legacy mailer that needs to be updated because it has stopped displaying the mobile stacking version on mobile devices and is instead displaying the desktop side by ...
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How to use consistent contrasting color when replying in Gmail?

Sometimes I would like to respond inline, with my font always in blue, for example (i.e. different from the color of the message I'm replying to). I've seen people do this effortlessly (apparently) ...
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How to set Gmail's default incoming font as sans serif?

Some older correspondondents use annoying serif fonts in their email messages. I would like them displayed in a sans serif font. Is there a way to set this up, preferably automatically?