Archive for ‘Gmail

The easy way to email a huge file

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What would you do if you had a large file on your computer, and you needed to send it to someone by email? For example, you used your phone to take a video of your dog doing some tricks, and you want to email it to your friend who lives 500 miles away? To send an […] Read more »

Is your email address just a TEMPORARY one?

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What if I told you I would give you an email account, and it’s all yours to use.  You can use it for personal or business email or whatever you want.  There’s only one catch: you can only have it temporarily.  At some undetermined point in the future, your access to that email account would […] Read more »

Send a Gmail email by mistake? Quick, grab it back!

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Have you ever had that sick feeling, right after you click the “Send” button on an email… when you immediately wish you had not sent that message?  It might be an angry or impulsive response to your boss, your spouse, or a friend – but as soon as you sent it, you wish you could […] Read more »

How to go back to the old Gmail inbox display

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Not too long ago, Gmail made a change in the way they display your email.  Instead of just having all of your new mail come into the Inbox, they divided the Inbox into a few categories: Priority, Social, Promotions, Updates. At first use, I didn’t like it.  But my dislike was not really based […] Read more »

How to log out of your Gmail account remotely

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Sometimes you have to use a public computer to check your email.  Maybe you are at school or in a library and the only access you have is one of the public computers.  Or, you might be at a friend’s house and log in to your email account. Then later that day, after you’re back […] Read more »

Find lost photos in your old emails – NOT RECOMMENDED

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I’ve had my primary Gmail account since early 2004, when it was first introduced by Google for beta testing.  Back then, you couldn’t just sign up for it – you had to be invited.  And when you created your account, you were given a certain number of invites that you could send out to your […] Read more »

How to clean out your Gmail inbox

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Recently I wrote about the advantages of using Gmail instead of the email account that is provided with your internet service.  That prompted a Podcast Voice Mail (727-386-9468, available 24/7) from my friend Nancy.  Nancy already uses email and has for quite a while, and now her Gmail inbox is absolutely loaded with emails.  She […] Read more »

How to set automatic reminders for anything

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One of my biggest fears is that I will make an appointment with a client and then completely forget about it and not show up.  I can’t even stand to be late for anything (my motto is if you’re not 5 minutes early, you’re late) – so not showing up at all would be a […] Read more »

Delete your Google history before Thursday – here’s how

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If you have a Google account (such as a Gmail email account, or a YouTube account), you should have already been receiving notices that Google’s privacy policy is changing.  You have until March 1 (this Thursday) to delete your Google browsing history for any of your Google accounts.  After that, the only way you can […] Read more »

Why you should switch from AOL to Gmail

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Back when the internet was still a new novelty, there was one company that was pretty much the standard to use when you wanted to go online – America Online.  They made it so easy – you could hardly walk through a Wal-Mart without tripping over a free America Online disc.  One quick installation, and […] Read more »